Posted on 
Jul 28

Operations Manager

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.

About the Job

Lilac is seeking an Operations Engineering Manager to lead installation, commissioning, and operations of Lilac’s lithium extraction modules at brine pilots initially in Argentina. An individual pilot program is expected to last between 3-9 months. This person will interface with Lilac’s design and fabrication teams to assure operability and quality control. After an initial induction period at the Oakland headquarters, the role will move to Argentina. The role will be on-site during pilot commissioning and then switch to a rotation schedule. This is a full-time position. A successful candidate will likely have had a strong track record of leading pilot plant projects in remote locations.

Responsibilities
- Manage installation, commissioning, and operations of Lilac’s lithium extraction pilot
- Lead a team of technical engineer specialists, operations engineers and operators
- Manage technical troubleshooting and make modifications in consultation with design and engineering teams
- Manage communications with leadership, resource owners, and onsite contractors
- Logistical problem solving
- Ensuring timelines are met in challenging remote locations
- Provide feedback on product design to engineering and manufacturing teams

Candidate Qualifications
- 10+ yrs engineering experience
- 5+ yrs leading field engineering projects, preferably pilots
- Conversational Spanish with a US work permit
- B.S. or more in Engineering
- Effective people and project management skills
- Highly organized with sharp attention to detail

Compensation
- Competitive salary
- Per diems while in the field as well as during Oakland induction
- Stock options
- Health insurance
- Paid vacation

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.

About the Job

Lilac is seeking an Operations Engineering Manager to lead installation, commissioning, and operations of Lilac’s lithium extraction modules at brine pilots initially in Argentina. An individual pilot program is expected to last between 3-9 months. This person will interface with Lilac’s design and fabrication teams to assure operability and quality control. After an initial induction period at the Oakland headquarters, the role will move to Argentina. The role will be on-site during pilot commissioning and then switch to a rotation schedule. This is a full-time position. A successful candidate will likely have had a strong track record of leading pilot plant projects in remote locations.

Responsibilities
- Manage installation, commissioning, and operations of Lilac’s lithium extraction pilot
- Lead a team of technical engineer specialists, operations engineers and operators
- Manage technical troubleshooting and make modifications in consultation with design and engineering teams
- Manage communications with leadership, resource owners, and onsite contractors
- Logistical problem solving
- Ensuring timelines are met in challenging remote locations
- Provide feedback on product design to engineering and manufacturing teams

Candidate Qualifications
- 10+ yrs engineering experience
- 5+ yrs leading field engineering projects, preferably pilots
- Conversational Spanish with a US work permit
- B.S. or more in Engineering
- Effective people and project management skills
- Highly organized with sharp attention to detail

Compensation
- Competitive salary
- Per diems while in the field as well as during Oakland induction
- Stock options
- Health insurance
- Paid vacation

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