Field Chemist

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Lilac Solutions
Posted on 
22 Nov

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac is seeking experienced field chemists to assist with operating our lithium processing facilities at project sites in South America. Responsibilities will include set-up, commissioning, testing, and operating lab equipment in the field. Candidates will also be required to conduct ICP-OES analysis of lithium solutions and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This individual will need to be open to extensive travel in South America on a rotational basis. A strong candidate may well have worked in field-based roles for oil and gas, chemical process facilities or mining operations. Subsidy will be provided during field operations and any time spent in Oakland pre-deployment. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities
- Oversee the process laboratory at project sites from construction through commissioning, testing, and operation
- Help ensure operational efficiency and maximum uptime of the plant
- Provide data and analysis to the operators and engineers in the field

Candidate Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, environmental science, or similar
- Experience with analytical chemistry
- Knowledge of aqueous and inorganic chemistry
- Highly organized with sharp attention to numerical and scientific detail
- Excited to work on a small fast-paced startup team
- Driven to succeed and grow with company
- Passion for industrial chemistry and sustainable mining

Compensation
- Salary range: $70K-$100K
- Stock options
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- 401k with pre- and post-tax investing options
- Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
- Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave
- Monthly phone stipend

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction company unlocking brine resources to provide essential raw materials to the battery industry. Lilac’s unique ion exchange process eliminates the environmental impact of conventional lithium extraction while boosting production. The company was founded in 2016 by a team of engineers passionate about delivering innovations to the mining sector to minimize environmental impact and support the clean energy economy. Lilac is committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Description

Lilac is seeking experienced field chemists to assist with operating our lithium processing facilities at project sites in South America. Responsibilities will include set-up, commissioning, testing, and operating lab equipment in the field. Candidates will also be required to conduct ICP-OES analysis of lithium solutions and maintenance of laboratory equipment. This individual will need to be open to extensive travel in South America on a rotational basis. A strong candidate may well have worked in field-based roles for oil and gas, chemical process facilities or mining operations. Subsidy will be provided during field operations and any time spent in Oakland pre-deployment. This is a full-time position.

Responsibilities
- Oversee the process laboratory at project sites from construction through commissioning, testing, and operation
- Help ensure operational efficiency and maximum uptime of the plant
- Provide data and analysis to the operators and engineers in the field

Candidate Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, environmental science, or similar
- Experience with analytical chemistry
- Knowledge of aqueous and inorganic chemistry
- Highly organized with sharp attention to numerical and scientific detail
- Excited to work on a small fast-paced startup team
- Driven to succeed and grow with company
- Passion for industrial chemistry and sustainable mining

Compensation
- Salary range: $70K-$100K
- Stock options
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Long-term disability insurance
- 401k with pre- and post-tax investing options
- Flexible Paid Time Off Policy
- Eight weeks of Paid Parental Leave
- Monthly phone stipend

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

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