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Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings

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Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024
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
● Listen
● Hustle
Harness your technical expertise to play a pivotal role in extracting clean energy's future: rare earths!
We are seeking a highly motivated and results-oriented Senior Refining Technician to join our dynamic team dedicated to recovering rare earth elements through solvent extraction in a refinery setting. You will leverage your extensive experience in refinery operations and contribute significantly to this cutting-edge process, ensuring efficient and responsible extraction of these critical resources for clean energy technologies, electric vehicles, and advanced electronics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and operate solvent extraction equipment within the refinery, including mixers, settlers, pumps, and associated instrumentation.
  • Monitor process parameters, analyze data, and make adjustments to optimize performance, yield, and product quality.
  • Conduct routine maintenance and troubleshooting of solvent extraction equipment, ensuring smooth operation and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of process improvements for the solvent extraction system, collaborating with engineers and chemists.
  • Assist with pilot-scale testing and data collection for process optimization initiatives.
  • Train and mentor junior technicians on safe and efficient operation of the solvent extraction system.
  • Adhere to strict safety protocols and environmental regulations within the refinery and solvent extraction operation.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of operational data, maintenance activities, and process adjustments.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within the refinery and solvent extraction system.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, with additional technical training or certification in chemical processing or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in refinery operations, with a strong understanding of distillation, extraction, and separation processes.
  • Proven experience operating and maintaining chemical processing equipment, including pumps, valves, and instrumentation.
  • Ability to read and interpret process flow diagrams and technical manuals.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Detail-oriented and committed to safety and quality standards.
  • Passion for clean energy and sustainable resource extraction.

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 & 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).

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