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