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Project Engineer

Job Posting Date:  Jul 16, 2024
Function:  Projects

Clarksville, US

About Nyrstar: 


Nyrstar is an international producer of critical minerals and metals essential for a low carbon future.  With a market leading position in zinc and lead, Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the United States and Australia and employs approximately 4,000 people. Its Corporate Office is based in Budel-Dorplein, the Netherlands.  The company’s operations are located close to key customers and major transport hubs to facilitate reliable and efficient delivery of raw materials and distribution of finished products.  Nyrstar’s operating business is wholly owned by Trafigura, one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and supply chain logistics companies.  Visit 


Overview of the role


The purpose of the role is to develop and implement projects in a safe and cost-effective manner based on approved scope of work and schedule.  This will be accomplished through involvement with various site stakeholders and contractors, and in support of the delivery of the capital plan for site which will ensure maximization of site equipment availability and reliability.


Key Accountabilities


  • Drive the investments on new industrial initiatives and other changes necessary to improve production efficiency, quality, and operational safety.
  • Lead / participate in research, information gathering, obtaining quotes from vendors and supporting the development of both short- and long-term investments. 
  • Follow and report the status of a project.  Schedules and any suggested revisions should be reviewed.  Any changes to a project’s plan or schedule shall be documented.
  • Lead project review meetings during the course of a project. 
  • Establish and executing project task lists to keep projects moving forward according to each project’s plan.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments to identify and deal with any risks that may exist with the project. 
  • Provide project oversight and field supervision for project execution.
  • Travel may be required to support the projects as assigned.
  • Project deployment and a successful startup with continuous support, deploy inside project financials, achieve project timelines, comply or exceed quality targets encompassed in the project scope.
  • Provides technical support to plant production departments as directed.
  • Movement of projects from the request to completion.
  • Design of system improvements, including conceptual drawing capabilities along with review and finalization.
  • Close involvement with the External Services Department, providing guidance and input on project implementation.
  • Participation in the planning and implementation of major shutdowns to achieve timing and budget.
  • Involvement with contractor activities, reporting regularly to the Engineering Superintendent.
  • Implement and maintain Environmental and Safety procedures to achieve site and departmental objectives.
  • Achieve on-going performance improvement for the department through a focus on defined performance measures and the analysis of deviations and consultation with sources of expertise.
  • Leading cross-functional project teams of Engineers, Suppliers and Production Leaders.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Strong project management, problem solving and decision-making skills and abilities, Lean Enterprise or Continuous Improvement background is a preferred.
  • Highly organized; capable of multitasking across multiple projects
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred.  Other disciplines will be considered with proven experience.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in a related role
  • Highly demonstrated ability in conceptual and practical planning skills
  • Strong working ability with MS Office (spreadsheets, project planners, charting etc.)
  • Experience in SAP is a plus.

Nearest Major Market: Clarksville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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