Production: Looking for creative, intelligent, people with an eye for improvement to operate our processing circuits. New hires will be trained on all facets of the process: adding ingredients to the reactors, in-process testing (QA/QC), driving forklifts, tanker truck load out, maintenance of equipment, use of tools and equipment, process troubleshooting, operational strategy, etc. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, and occasional strenuous activities that are common in agricultural or metals recovery operations. Willing to give a lot of responsibility to make this a great learning experience. We are a fast-growing company with many more projects being developed in the lab that will be piloted and brought to full
scale. Our goal is to train the front-line production workers so they can be the managers of the next full-scale production plant.
Laboratory/Analytical: Analytical and R&D Chemist to perform routine production assays for a liquid micronutrient fertilizer manufacturing facility. Will be trained how to operate ICP, microwave plasma and flame AA. At least half of the job description involves R&D on new processes being developed by Catalytic Innovations. Catalytic’s competitive edge is its ability to utilize secondary materials as feedstocks to recycle valuable micronutrient metals (such as zinc, manganese, and copper) to produce high-purity products. Current R&D projects in the scale-up phase are alkaline battery recycling to produce virgin-grade zinc and manganese and the recycling of oil refinery catalysts containing molybdenum, nickel, and cobalt. Future R&D projects involve Li-ion battery recycling and ultra-high-purity zinc electrowinning.
Electrowinning Manager: Looking for someone with a strong chemistry background to operate and manage our pilot scale, ultra-high purity zinc electrowinning (plating) pilot plant. Currently, the pilot plant can do 200 tons/year of zinc. The goal is to improve the pilot plant design and build a 1000-2000 ton/year plant. Also, will be in charge of the melting furnace making 1000 lb and 50 lb ingots.
Sales Representative: Catalytic Innovations has three focus areas that will need its own sales rep. The first one is to manage by-product ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate liquid solutions. These are due to come on stream in early 2023. The second is to help with the existing liquid micronutrient business that is already established. In the past, the production plant could not make all the products that we could sell with minimal sales effort. With the new expansion, the volume of sales will require a full-time position. The third sales position will also be a new area for Catalytic—industrial sales. One of our products can also be used in galvanizing operations. Also, sales of our molybdenum, nickel, and cobalt will be to non-ag customers.