Catalyst Recruiting, Inc

Senior Metallurgist

Catalyst Recruiting Inc. - Tucson, AZ

Minerals Processing / metallurgical engineer

Tucson, AZ


A global manufacturer of minerals processing products is looking for a senior technical expert to lead multiple efforts in the subject areas of flotation and solid/liquid separation in North America.


Person will work throughout North America – so while not required, Spanish is a very good thing!

This position will lead technical efforts with customers in the western U.S. (primarily the Southwest), focusing on base metal gold milling operations – flotation and CIL. Ok: Also rare earths and PGM!

The person will both perform and manage/train people in performance of lab, pilot and in-plant trial work in appropriate areas. The person will have technical support in the region and internationally, if needed.


  • Travel up to 50% - 60% to customer sites as technical representative and expert for the company.
  • Train, lead, manage technician, other engineers, and chemists as, as appropriate, customers, in testing, use, etc, of products.
  • Work in the lab in Tucson to support efforts
  • Extensive work with your colleagues in sales, other technical personnel, etc, You work with humans, not just process!
  • Able to put together coherent reports and delivery effective presentations to customers and sometimes in-house regarding their efforts.
  • Help the sales group in the development of new business. Not be a sales person; rather approach work as opportunities, not only a project.
  • Occasionally work with other senior colleagues globally if needed.




  • Appropriate degree/s in mineral processing, metallurgy, chemical engineering, chemistry
  • MUST be good with flotation and solid liquid separation! Must be able to do testwork in-lab, on site, etc. Yes, some training, but at least 5 years in it
  • Must know how to work with various polymers for SLS
  • Know a flowsheet! So: comminution, flotation, leaching, thickening, tailings, etc.
  • MUST be able to work in active mineral processing plant, possibly with hazards, safely and effectively. Or make alternate decision based on safety.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish would be great!


Salary $100,000 - $130,000 or so, bonus, relocation and more. 

Can be hybrid home/on-site

Posted On: Monday, January 30, 2023
Compensation: $130,000.00

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