Interested in Process Mineralogy? Have a look at this!

June 29, 2017

Job opening: Research Engineer in Process Development with emphasis on Process Mineralogy.

The department for Process & Product Development is responsible for ensuring, through fact-based knowledge and scientific methodology, the improvement of the production processes and product competitiveness, as well as developing LKAB’s other sustainability goals. Our main task is to conduct process and product development and to support the production units. Regardless of working methods, all our work is carried out in collaboration with other organizational units within the company and also with external parties.

Job description

As a research engineer you will be involved in projects or assignments with focus on process mineralogy. Process mineralogy research aims at evaluating process, product and residual product characteristics of existing and potential deposits. Surveys are often performed in conjunction with other mineral processing tests on different scales. Your task will also include development and quality assurance of our working methods from sample preparation to analysis and reporting. Other tasks will also be relevant. You will be located in Malmberget but our assignment also includes LKAB’s other production sites.


You have an academic degree in natural sciences or technical engineering with emphasis on process mineralogy, geology or mineral processing. Experience with automated (quantitative) mineralogy (e.g. QEMSCAN® / MLA or SEM / EDS) and particle-based process modeling / simulation (e.g. HSC Chemistry) are meriting. Experience on working with method development and quality assurance is a plus.

You work well both independently, in workgroups and in project groups. Committed, Innovative and Responsible are important terms for you.

We offer

A job in a high-tech and sustainable mining and mineral group operating in a global, competitive market. LKAB offers a number of different employment benefits, including healthcare and opportunities for varied activities for our staff.

About the company

Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (publ), which is abbreviated to LKAB, is an international high-tech mining and mineral group that mines and processes Norrbotten’s unique iron ore for the global steel market. The company was established in 1890 and has been an important cog in Sweden’s export industry and industrial development for more than a century.

Sustainability is the core of LKAB’s business, and the ambition is to be one of the most innovative, resource-efficient and responsible mining companies in the sector. The majority of LKAB’s iron ore products are sold to European steelworks. Other important markets are the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the USA.

Information and application

LKAB strives for diversity and even gender distribution in our workplaces.For further information, please contact Section Manager Johan Siikavaara, +46 980 78325 or apply for the position here and attach your cover letter and CV/resume.