How to become a Minerals Process Engineer

Minerals process engineers transform low-value impure minerals, recycled materials and by-products of other processing operations into commercially valuable products.

Personal requirements for a Minerals Process Engineer

  • Enjoy technical and engineering work
  • Able to contribute and adhere to safety requirements
  • Able to identify, analyse and solve problems
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for computing and design
  • Practical and creative
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Interested in engineering and science.

Duties & Tasks of a Minerals Process Engineer

Minerals process engineers may perform the following tasks:

  • Study and apply chemical and process metallurgy techniques
  • Coordinate the recovery of samples for laboratory analysis and testing
  • Select and use a combination of treatments to produce the desired product quality at the lowest cost
  • Prepare operational budgets to evaluate the economic efficiency of processes.

Working conditions for a Minerals Process Engineer

Minerals process engineers are employed in process design, development, control and management. They may work on site in remote areas and often work for international companies, which may involve travel or work overseas.


Specializations

Minerals Process Engineer

Minerals process engineers transform low-value impure minerals, recycled materials and by-products of other processing operations into commercially valuable products.

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