Chief Metallurgist

Charlotte, NC

Posted: 10/27/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 325.23TM Experience:

Job Description

Chief Metallurgist

Growing company focused on sustainable, green technologies in the pilot phase is looking for a metallurgy expert to assist in leading the way to commercialization.  You will work with Chemists in the lab, consultants, and Ivy league business professionals here.

The Chief Metallurgist is responsible for all metallurgical activities related to the assay lab, operations metallurgy, and refining operations at our facility located in Charlotte, NC.  Responsible for the extraction of precious and non-precious metals from electronic scrap including, but not limited to, printed circuit boards.  This position reports directly to the V.P. of Operations.  The Chief Metallurgist is responsible for overall development, design, implementation, and execution of metallurgical and chemical processing operations.  With the assistance of Process Engineering the Chief Metallurgist will manage the overall design of process flowsheets, plant layouts, material handling systems, manpower requirements, equipment procurement, and material utilization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be hands-on and willing to get your hands dirty
  • Supervises and develops metallurgical, refinery, and assay staff
  • Lead operations improvement projects in the processing area
  • Work on projects through all aspects of experimental design, engineering, forecasting, and construction
  • Be pro-active in all aspects of the operation; safety, productivity, business improvement initiatives, and teamwork across the site
  • Ensures the safe, efficient and cost-effective operation and maintenance of the laboratory to meet or exceed environmental compliance
  • Evaluate new equipment and testing processes for improved safety, quality, and efficiency
  • Demonstrate positive two-way communication, fair and consistent administration of company policies and procedures, and responsiveness to employee concerns
  • Strong ability to coach and mentor others, both peers and subordinates
  • Experience in a leading, electro-winning, or a similar hydrometallurgical facility
  • Lead, direct, and support all aspects of operations including, but not limited to, caustic leaching in ultrasonic tanks, component removal from PCB’s, acid the goal of recovering both precious and non-precious metals in an environmentally friendly manner

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  325.23TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent process-related degree required with 7 years of experience in Metallurgy or closely related scientific field including lead or supervisory experience, or
  • Master’s degree in Metallurgy, Chemistry or related Engineering discipline and 5 years of experience in Metallurgy or closely related scientific field, including lead or supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical information in a clear and concise form
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large projects and provide timely and quality results
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate technical needs, drive and optimize complex metallurgical test work based on complex data analysis and make recommendations for process improvement changes
  • Experience in a leaching, electro-winning, or a similar hydrometallurgical facility preferred
  • Knowledge of the storage, handling and use of reagents and the elimination of process waste
  • Experience with pumps, ultrasonics, grinding mills, conveyors, ICP-OES, glass-lined processing vessels preferred

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  325.23TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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