Senior Process Engineer


Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time



Working with customers in mining operations for over 80 years, Mineral Technologies, a subsidiary of Downer, delivers innovative, cost-effective process technology and solutions for Iron Ore, Mineral Sands, Silica Sands, Chromite, Gold, Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and a wide range of other fine minerals worldwide.


Downer Mineral Technologies is seeking a highly skilled Senior Process Engineer to join our business in a Business Development Support role. As the Senior Process Engineer, you will play a crucial role in driving business growth and expanding our expertise in the industry. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned Process Engineer to combine their technical expertise with business acumen.


  • This role will be responsible for providing technical support, conducting research and analysis, and contributing to the development of new business opportunities.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential clients globally, serving as a technical advisor and addressing their metallurgical concerns or requirements.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, competitive landscapes, and potential business opportunities within the global metallurgical industry.
  • Collaborate with the business development team to develop strategies for expanding our metallurgical capabilities and driving growth in international markets and Contribute to the preparation of technical proposals, including metallurgical specifications, cost estimations, and project timelines, in collaboration with the sales and marketing teams.
  • Attend international conferences, seminars, and industry events to stay updated on the latest advancements in global metallurgy and establish connections with key industry professionals worldwide and Work closely with cross-functional teams across different regions, including research and development, engineering, production, and quality assurance, to ensure seamless project execution and effective communication of metallurgical requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization, cost reduction, and quality enhancement within MT’s metallurgical team, contributing to the overall growth and competitiveness of the global business.


  • Tertiary qualifications in Metallurgy, Mineral Processing, Chemical engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5-7yrs experience working as a Process Engineer in Mineral Sands / Iron Ore with technical knowledge of spirals used in mineral separation.
  • Enjoy working independently as well as in a team environment to achieve set goals.
  • Ability to develop meaningful professional relationships and to interact at all levels in the organisation.
  • Be a results driven self-starter with high energy levels and have well developed communication and interpersonal skills. Be adaptable to change.


  • As a global business, we offer the opportunity to work on projects and collaborate with clients and colleagues from diverse cultures and backgrounds, providing valuable international work experience.
  • Our business operates in various countries, offering exposure to different markets, regulations, and industry practices, enabling you to broaden your professional horizons and enhance your global perspective.
  • Join a diverse and inclusive workforce, where you can engage with colleagues from different countries and gain insights into their unique approaches and perspectives, fostering personal and professional growth.
  • We support your professional growth by providing access to international conferences, workshops, and training programs that enhance your knowledge and expertise in the global metallurgical landscape.
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