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Pilot Plant Technician at The Doe Run Company in Viburnum, Missouri

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Do you enjoy doing working on equipment? Do you want to help with experiments? If you answered YES, then we have a position for you. The Doe Run Company is seeking a Pilot Plant Technician to conduct specific chemical and metallurgical tests in laboratory, piloting, and plant settings, ensuring accurate data collection and observations.  The candidate must maintain Doe Run equipment to ensure safe operation.  This position is located in the heart of Mark Twain National Forest in Viburnum, MO at our Exploration and Development Division.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High School Diploma

  • At least 1 year experience maintaining chemical and/or mechanical equipment

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot equipment problems, repair and maintain equipment and assist in the installation of new equipment and the modification of existing equipment

  • Run tests for the purpose of calculating recoveries. Calculate recoveries based on test results

  • Conduct/maintain laboratory, piloting, and plant experiments and equipment. Set up experiments and collect data/samples in lab and plant settings

  • Input data for spreadsheets, graphs, and reports on tests run for different projects.

  • Provide experimental feedback and results through verbal communication and documents

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience:

  • High School diploma; Associates degree preferred

  • At least 1 year  experience maintaining chemical and/or mechanical equipment, lab or plant setting preferred

  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license

  • Environmental health and safety rules and regulations training (on the job training provided)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of chemical/production processes and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of mechanical repairs, pump repairs, pipe fitting, fabrication, and construction maintenance.

  • Basic chemical or metallurgical knowledge.

  • Demonstrated skill in using small hand tools, advanced measuring, and basic mathematical calculations.

  • Intermediate computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world's largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world's largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit and

All health and welfare benefits as well as 401K are effective on your start date!  In addition we offer tuition reimbursement to help you grow and develop within our organization with ample opportunities for advancement.



  • Maintenance

  • Microsoft Office

  • Communication


  • Data collection

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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