Wear Research and Development Engineer

Comminution Reimagined Sweden

Wear Research and Development Engineer

Comminution Reimagined Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Wear Research and Development Engineer for an exciting new venture in the mining industry.

Company overview

Comminution Reimagined Sweden AB (“CRS”) is a dynamic start-up company developing a breakthrough new technology for the mining industry. The company is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, but also makes use of a growing global network of industry experts and mining and manufacturing partners.

CRS was formed in 2019 to develop and commercialize a new process and technology for the crushing and milling of rock ores in the mineral processing industry (the technical name for this is comminution). The process dramatically reduces energy use and the overall environmental footprint of mining. CRS is consequently positioned to become an essential enabler in the mining industry’s transition to the green economy. The technology has been proven at a laboratory scale and the company will be conducting a large pilot test programme over the course of 2022 at an operating mine in Northern Sweden. Further R&D and design work on the first full scale machines will proceed in parallel, with the aspiration to produce the first commercial mill in 2023. CRS was recently awarded a prestigious grant to support this scale up of its work.

Wear Research and Development Engineer role description

Comminution Reimagined Sweden AB (“CRS”) seeks the assistance of a young engineer with a background and interest in metallurgy and wear materials (e.g. Metallurgist, Materials Engineer, Mechanical Engineer with appropriate experience). The technology being developed is characterized by a unique wear mechanism for which there are no standard tests and very limited materials development. The role represents an opportunity to work on groundbreaking research and development, and to join and grow with CRS as we continue our exciting journey to reimagine and reinvent the most energy intensive step in the mining and minerals value chain.

The Wear Research and Development Engineer will lead the wear test and materials development programme. This will include:

  • Consolidating the research already conducted into the unique wear mechanism;
  • Improving the test procedures and upgrading the company’s novel wear test apparatus;
  • Assisting to set up, and ultimately coordinating a small group of wear and materials experts around the globe to better understand the wear mechanism, source and test low wear materials, develop measures to reduce wear, and, if needed, refine and improve material formulations and manufacturing processes;
  • Conduct an extensive wear test programme at the company’s laboratories, document results and constantly improve the test procedures and equipment;
  • Feed the relevant wear design requirements into the mill design and associated activities (e.g. maintenance requirements, cost of ownership).

There will be scope as the company grows for the role to expand into team management, sales engineering and/or product support (to give just a few examples).

The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate or post-graduate in a relevant technical discipline (e.g. metallurgy or materials engineering). Prior work experience in a relevant field of metallurgy and wear is preferred.

General

The successful applicant will work in a small, but very dynamic team. The role requires the ability to work both independently and to fit into, and contribute to, the team. The project involves multiple contributors and partners from around the globe and makes daily use of video conferencing. The Wear Research and Development Engineer role will be based in Gothenburg but may require occasional travel to mine testing sites. During the pilot programme in 2022 this will be limited to Northern Sweden. Longer term there are expected to be opportunities for more frequent international travel as the business grows.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Aptitude for, and interest in ‘hands on’ work, with a good attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Self-motivated and accustomed to working to deadlines;
  • Flexible approach to working hours;
  • Comfortable working in typical ‘start-up’ environment:
    • Be a part of building a new company;
    • Be willing to co-develop company systems and process as we need them;
    • Be flexible and adaptable - ‘help wherever is needed’ ethos;
    • Thrive in informal, flat, team-based structure rather than need formal reporting structures;
    • Expect and cope with regular problem and scope shifts as the development progresses;
    • Work in a diverse, small team spread across the globe, with a diverse but complementary mix of problem-solving styles and approaches;
    • Be ready for new challenges and the personal growth that comes with overcoming the impossible!

The successful applicant will be expected to assist the team and take on broader responsibilities in the growing business. These include role modelling good housekeeping and safety practices, managing procurement and suppliers, and contributing to the broader company technical and business programme.

Remuneration

A competitive package is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications. There will be significant opportunities to grow with the company as the product is commercialized and the company builds a global product development and product support organization.

Applications should be addressed to either of

Magnus Evertsson (magnus.evertsson@chalmers.se Ph: +46 709 21 87 08)
Clive Wynne (Clive@comminution.biz Ph: +27 82 897 6292)

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