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Mechanical Drafter

Mint Innovation has been developing innovative cleantech since 2016. Our mission is to provide low cost, sustainable solutions to recover valuable metals from waste (the urban mine) via plants in major cities around the world.

Headquartered in Auckland, Mint has established a project management office in Sydney to manage the build of our first electronic waste recycling facility in Smithfield. Following this will be a roll-out of further plants internationally. The plants will use the latest technology, as well as proprietary chemical and biological processes to recover base and precious metals (e.g. copper and gold) from electronic waste. For more details, see our website.

Why Apply?

We need a talented draftsperson to join our tight-knit engineering team to interpret our plant P&IDs/designs and turn them into CAD reality. We also have a number of bespoke-type systems requiring fabrication for this first-of-kind plant, so this role is going to be varied and keep you on your toes.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing tech startup in the cleantech space. With a competitive salary, flexible/remote working arrangements and access to our employee share option programme, this is a chance to further your career as we grow the team and expand internationally.

The position is full-time, with our offices being located in East Tamaki.

 

The Role

Your first priority will be to get up to speed with the existing designs for our Sydney plant. We have a contract drafter working in our office already, so they’ll ease you into the rhythm. You’ll be expected to not only help progress the process plant design and layout with CAD, but also assist with the mechanical design of components and draft P&IDs. As the project progresses you’ll obtain a deep knowledge of Mint’s design, so we’ll be counting on you to use your experience to help identify and solve design/general arrangement problems as they arise. During the commissioning phase of the plant, there’ll be the usual back-and-forth of modifications to be made and documented (short trips to Sydney may be likely).

 

Skills and Experience

 

This is an opportunity for someone to use their design experience to help make our plant come together with as few teething issues as possible. We want someone who has a bias for action, a strong sense of urgency when it comes to solving problems - and someone who doesn’t get discouraged when setbacks occur (this is our first plant after all!). As a growing company, the right attitude and cultural fit is paramount. Our ideal candidate will have as many of the following qualities as possible:

  • 3+ years experience in designing process & piping systems (preferably for process plants)

  • Command of Autodesk AutoCAD Plant 3D (essential) and file management procedures, familiarity with Solidworks (optional)

  • Ability to conceptualize 2D & 3D models of piping and equipment layouts from P&IDs

  • Mechanical design nous, can design bespoke-type components for fabrication

  • Can draft P&IDs

  • Familiarity with pipe stress analysis software add-ons

  • High attention to detail and a passion for getting it right

If the above sounds like you, apply with your CV via Seek - we’re aiming to quickly shortlist and interview candidates prior to Christmas, and if you can start before then, all the better! We aim to be as flexible as possible for the right candidate.

Please note you must have the right to work in Australia or New Zealand to apply for this job. Regrettably we will not be offering visa sponsorship to relocate.

Control Systems Engineer - Lead

Why Apply?

We need a seasoned Control Systems Engineer to join our tight Engineering team to take the lead on all things automation, control and data management as we start to deploy our tech in the market. 

This is a great opportunity to join a growing tech startup in the cleantech space. You’ll have a large degree of autonomy and responsibility for the design, implementation and growth of control systems at our plants. With a competitive salary, flexible/remote working arrangements and access to our employee share option programme, you’ll also have the opportunity to further your career as we grow the team and expand internationally.

 

The Role

Based at either our Project Management Office in Sydney or Engineering HQ in Auckland, your first priority will be to get up to speed with the P&IDs and FD for our Sydney plant. An automation vendor has recently been awarded the contract for the plant, so your steady hand will be required to oversee and manage them in order to keep the project on time and in budget. Your decisions along the way will bake in our automation stack for the deployment of future plants around the world, so choose wisely! As the project progresses you’ll be expected to obtain a deep knowledge of Mint’s processes so that you can identify and solve process control problems as they arise. This will be especially important during the commissioning phase, where you’ll be in the hot seat to provide hardware and software support. 

Travel will be required (COVID-willing); if Sydney based, you’ll spend time in Auckland getting to know our Engineering team and process. If Auckland based, plant commissioning is scheduled for late Q1 2022, so you’ll be onsite in Sydney for several weeks at a time. We aim to be as flexible as possible for the right candidate.

 

Skills and Experience

This is an opportunity for someone to use all their experience with control methods and innovative technologies to make our plant sing. We want someone who has a bias for action, a strong sense of urgency when it comes to solving problems - and someone who doesn’t get discouraged when setbacks occur (this is our first plant after all!). Our ideal candidate will have as many of the following qualities as possible:

  • 5+  years experience in automation of process plants that deal with solids & liquids (e.g. chemical/food & beverage/waste water)

    • Experience in commissioning plants is essential

    • Degree qualified in a relevant subject (electrical/mechatronics engineering) preferred

  • Highly proficient in control system design, programming, configuration, and commissioning

    • Siemens is our selected PLC brand; Inductive Automation Ignition for SCADA/HMI

    • SQL experience desirable

  • A knack for interpreting functional descriptions, identifying automation design risks and providing solutions

    • Ability to read pneumatic & hydraulic schematics is a plus

  • Oversight experience of automation/electrical contractors so we achieve maximum value for money on projects

  • Troubleshooting talent for basic electrical/instrumentation issues and automation systems

  • Knowledgeable in industrial safety systems, standards, and verifications

  • Comfortable with the start-up life: working in a fast-paced team to hit deadlines

If the above sounds like you, apply with your CV via Seek. The build in Smithfield will ramp up in January, so we’re aiming to shortlist and interview candidates through November to start before Christmas.

Please note you must have the right to work in Australia or New Zealand to apply for this job. Regrettably we will not be offering visa sponsorship to relocate.

 

No other current openings

Although we don't have any dedicated roles that we're looking to fill at this time, as a start-up we're always interested to hear from entrepreneurial scientists with experience in inorganic chemistry, bioremediation, biotechnology or metallurgy in general. The same goes for chemical and process engineers, so please feel free to introduce yourself to us!