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2.2. Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2023
About Phoenix Tailings:
Phoenix Tailings is a rapidly growing clean mining and metals production startup dedicated to sustainable and economic critical metals production. Our mission is to be the world's first fully clean mining and metals production company, producing the resources needed for the next generation of our economy.
Why Phoenix Tailings:
At Phoenix, we believe that nothing great is ever accomplished alone or without the passion of people who push and motivate one another. If you are someone who shares our relentless pursuit of a better future, passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, then this is the place for you.
Our Values:
You are only crazy if you are wrong, it’s ok to be wrong
Lead with Compassion
Be Resourceful

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development, and scaling up of mechanical systems critical to our metals production operations.
  • Engage with cross-functional teams to refine and enhance our process technology, ensuring seamless integration of mechanical systems.
  • Craft and update comprehensive mechanical designs, equipment layouts, and technical drawings utilizing 3D modeling software and CAD tools.
  • Conduct meticulous technical reviews, pinpoint and rectify issues ensuring the safety, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of designs and systems.
  • Manage project timelines and budgets diligently, provide clear communication on progress and results, and stay attuned to industry trends and technologies.
  • Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to source necessary materials, components, and equipment, ensuring quality and cost-efficiency.
  • Offer mentorship and guidance to junior engineers on the team, nurturing an atmosphere of continuous learning and growth.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in mechanical design and engineering, with a substantial portion focused on smelting operations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing complex mechanical systems, preferably within high-temperature smelting or electrochemical processes.
  • Expertise with 3D modeling software and CAD tools.
  • Strong project management skills, capable of overseeing projects from conception through to completion.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, capable of bridging various functional teams towards common project goals.

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, and celebrations.
  • Learning: Learning and development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
  • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining.
Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).