Field Lab Technician

at 
Lilac Solutions
Posted on 
24 Jan

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 Overview

Lilac is seeking an experienced Field Lab Technician 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 lab 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.

This candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the process laboratory at the project site from setup through commissioning, testing, process start-up and operation. Their duties will be to help ensure operational efficiency and maximum uptime of the plant by providing laboratory data and analysis to the operators and engineers in the field. This will be a hands-on role with candidates required to demonstrate proficiency with a range of tools.

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
- 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: $65K-$85K annually (commensurate with experience
- 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
- Onsite Gym and Catered Lunch for Oakland Employees
- 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 Overview

Lilac is seeking an experienced Field Lab Technician 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 lab 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.

This candidate will be responsible for the oversight of the process laboratory at the project site from setup through commissioning, testing, process start-up and operation. Their duties will be to help ensure operational efficiency and maximum uptime of the plant by providing laboratory data and analysis to the operators and engineers in the field. This will be a hands-on role with candidates required to demonstrate proficiency with a range of tools.

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
- 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: $65K-$85K annually (commensurate with experience
- 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
- Onsite Gym and Catered Lunch for Oakland Employees
- 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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