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Process Engineer

Company: Li-Cycle
Location: Rochester
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Process Engineer - Rochester, New York
Employment Type Full-Time
Li-Cycle is solving the global end-of-life lithium battery problem to help power our electric future. Our goal is to safely recover critical materials from lithium-ion batteries and introduce them back into the supply chain as a sustainable and circular product. We work every day to make this vision a reality. Our team is growing, and we are looking for passionate, creative people, who want to join us as we build a better tomorrow. If you are looking for a purpose-driven company where curiosity and innovation are valued, Li-Cycle is the place for you!
Li-Cycle is seeking Process Engineers to act as the Process Engineering Leads and eventual Project Manager for a new technology moving through our commercialization pipeline.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as the Process Engineering Lead with unit process knowhow for leaching, solvent extraction, crystallization, ion exchange, filtering, pumping , agitation, chemicals, utilities, etc.

  • Be the person with in-depth knowledge on design calculations, design criteria, and the compilation and execution of equipment lists and calculations.

  • Problem-solving process related issues in the flowsheet.

  • Assessing the processes, taking measurements and interpreting data through plant audits, surveys, sampling campaigns, and circuit optimization.

  • Maintaining the Process Flow Diagrams, along with associated mass and energy balance calculations.

  • Writing technical reports and engineering documentation.

  • Mathematical modelling and simulations.

  • Improvement of the process control logic adhering to appropriate safety standards, and documentation into Functional Descriptions.

  • Implementing metallurgical test programs to improve the performance of the process.

  • Developing Standard Operating Procedures for new initiatives/projects.

  • Reporting (daily, etc) and input into planning (weekly and rolling three month).

  • Liaison with the Operation leadership and Li-Cycle R&D team.

    Job Qualifications:

    • Process Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering degree.

    • Minimum 3 years' experience in design, commissioning and/or operational experience of hydrometallurgical processing equipment.

    • Demonstrated organizational skills with strong oral and written communication abilities.

      Core Competencies:

      • Technical knowledge and practical experience of operations in chemical systems, preferably within the field of hydrometallurgy.

      • Understanding of Process Safety Management systems.

      • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

      • A can-do, hands-on approach and able to work well to prioritize workload.

      • Proven ability to work with a team.

      • Flexible, adaptable, collaborative and passionate, willing to work across the design, start-up and operations teams.

      • High-level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

      • Consistently delivers quality work on time, with a strong attention to detail.

      • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

      • Exceptional oral communication, writing and editing skills.

      • Knowledge of engineering workflow process and industry process related software, codes and standards

        About Li-Cycle:
        Li-Cycle (NYSE: LICY) is on a mission to leverage its innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies--- to provide a customer-centric, end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries, while creating a secondary supply of critical battery materials. Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are increasingly powering our world in automotive, energy storage, consumer electronics, and other industrial and household applications. The world needs improved technology and supply chain innovations to better manage battery manufacturing waste and end-of-life batteries and to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical and scarce battery-grade raw materials through a closed-loop solution. For more information, visit .
        Li-Cycle is an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. Individuals seeking employment at Li-Cycle are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to,race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, diverse-ability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
        Li-Cycle is focused on providing a barrier free Recruitment & Selection process. We will focus on experience and skills and will not discriminate against candidates who have a disability or require an accommodation throughout the Recruitment & Selection process.
        Interested candidates should apply to Li-Cycle directly by submitting their resume through the Li-Cycle Career's page. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Keywords: Li-Cycle, Rochester , Process Engineer, Engineering , Rochester, New York

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