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Senior Mineral Processing Engineer

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Senior Mineral Processing Engineer

Anticipated Hiring Range

$75,000 - $84,500

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Location

Asheville, NC


Minerals Research Laboratory

About the Department

The Minerals Research Laboratory (MRL) is located in Asheville, NC. MRL keeps in contact with the North Carolina and United States mineral industry to define the needs of the industry and to initiate research projects.

The work of the MRL, like the overall work of Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), is accomplished by developing and delivering superior professional education and technical assistance programs that meet the needs of engineers and technical professionals in the mining and minerals industry and by advocating the use of engineering science and technology and best practices to promote corporate growth and the production of quality products.

Industry Expansion Solutions is a state-wide university based economic development organization specifically chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly to transfer knowledge and technology to North Carolina industry to support global competitiveness.

Essential Job Duties

The position reports to the Director of MRL and has the overall responsibility for the following:
  • Design and costing of metallurgical processes in consultation with clients;
  • Perform the day-to-day activities of the lab including administrative tasks;
  • Learn the budgeting and accounting systems;
  • Follow the safety and environmental requirements of the facilities;
  • Supervise research technician;

In addition, this position is required to teach mineral processing courses at the Environmental Studies Department of UNC-Asheville.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelorís degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD or Master of Science in Mineral Processing, Metallur,gy or Chemical Engineering and 5 years of successful experience preferred†
  • At least 5 years experience in applied research in mineral processing or an appropriate field of the mineral industry.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)

  • A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

141001 - Minerals Research Laboratory


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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