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Department: 141001 - Minerals Research Laboratory
Location: Asheville, NC
Essential Job Duties:
This position will be responsible for the daily managing of the technicians and the facility. The Chief Engineer will have personal project work in addition to scheduling equipment time and manpower for the other Engineers. IES is a major component of the state’s economic development operation by diffusing engineering, science, and technology to NC industry, business, and public agencies for the enhancement of employee safety, quality, productivity and environmental protection. The Minerals Research Laboratory (a group within IES) interacts with mining companies, exploration geologists, and government agencies to promote, educate, and increase use of minerals. The lab has a seventy-year track record of helping mining companies in North America and around the world to improve processing efficiency, produce new products and improve quality of existing product lines.
1. Leadership: 40% This position provides leadership and guidance to staff at MRL and establishes the basic building blocks for the lab’s national and international reputation. Assists with recruiting engineers and technicians. Responsible for training, scheduling, and maintaining smooth workflow through the lab. In addition to supervising responsibilities, the position is responsible for the upkeep of three buildings, and the storage and maintenance of both the bench scale equipment as well as the pilot plant machines. The Chief Engineer will run contracting services for structural and electric repair and additions.
2. Technical Service: 40% This position will provide hands-on technical assistance to clients and process engineers. The Chief Engineer will draft client proposals for Director’s approval.
3. Education Program: 20% This position will be responsible to continue public and private school education through “Rock Kits” and in class seminars. The Chief Engineer will be the contact person for the Asheville Mineral Museum.
Number of employees and student workers the incumbent directly supervises: 6. This position directly supervises manpower resources as needed.
Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.
A minimum of five years of industrial mining experience is required. Construction management experience is a strong plus. The incumbent must have ten years of client development experience. A strong work ethic and willingness to travel are required. High proficiency in the use of personal computer is a must.
A Master’s Degree in Mineral Processing, with ten years' experience with industrial minerals pilot plant facilities.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00062995
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