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Metallurgist Intern

  • Internship
  • Mountain Pass, CA
  • TBD USD / Year
  • MP Materials profile

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MP Materials

Position Overview: MP Materials (NYSE: MP) is on a mission to restore the full rare earth supply chain to the United States of America. From electric cars to wind turbines and drones, rare earths are essential to the low-carbon, electrified technologies that power modern life. We hire ambitious, mission-driven people motivated to solve problems and affect change. Our values are grounded in teamwork, resiliency, and integrity, with an enduring commitment to our employees, community, and the environment. In the coming years, MP Materials will grow from a core materials and chemical processing company into a large industrial manufacturer. Our employees will lead this exciting transformation and grow professionally with us. The Metallurgist Intern under the supervision of the Senior Metallurgical Engineer will assist in providing technical support for metallurgical feasibility studies at Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine. The position will be approximately 16 weeks in length with flexibility on timelines and duration This is normally a Monday to Friday 8hr/day shift position, but it will periodically require short notice flexibility for working other shifts and weekends. Essential Duties:

  • Assist in conducting metallurgical studies and procedure development at the milling and flotation facility.
  • Perform laboratory test work and analyze the metallurgical test data to draw valid conclusions.
  • Creates and maintains lab documentation such as log sheets and SOPs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mineral Processing, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry, or related Engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of mineral beneficiation and methods used in metallurgical and processing analyses.
  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record are required to drive company vehicles on the property.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with flotation (lab-scale test, pilot scale test) and other mineral processing applications such as magnetic separation and gravity separation.
  • Experience with mineralogical analysis equipment such as XRF, ICP, XRD, etc.
  • Ability to complete a task with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in computer skills including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, and statistical software.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

MP Materials is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer – EEO is The Law All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose disabilities make them unable to meet the position’s requirements will still be considered qualified if they can perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. Your Right To Work – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document form upon hire. For Assistance with Application – Alternative methods of applying for employment are available to individuals unable to apply to this site because of a disability. Contact Human Resources Department at 702-625-5679; 6720 Via Austi Parkway, Suite 450, Las Vegas, NV 89119 to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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