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THE DOE RUN COMPANY Research Technician - RESEA003350-00001 in Viburnum, Missouri

We are Doe Run a natural resource company sustainably managing the minerals in our care.

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and one of the largest lead producers in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run has facilities in Missouri, Washington, and Arizona and operates one of the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, MO. Using innovative mining techniques, Doe Run skillfully taps one of the largest lead deposits in the world.

As stewards of the mineral resources in our care, we strive to provide premium services and products to people who share our belief in enhancing the quality of life. You may view our sustainability report located at

We Offer:

  • Competitive base pay plus opportunities for bonus pay.
  • Benefits that start day one, including insurance, paid time off, and discount programs.
  • Career growth opportunities plus training and education assistance.

The Doe Run Company is currently seeking a Research Technician to conduct specific chemical and metallurgical tests in laboratory, piloting, and plant settings ensuring accurate data collection and observations. This position is located in the heart of Mark Twain National Forest in Viburnum, MO at our Exploration and Development Division.


  • Run tests for the purpose of calculating recoveries. Calculate recoveries based on test results.
  • Conduct/maintain laboratory, piloting, and plant experiments and equipment.
  • Set up experiments and collect data/samples in lab and plant settings.
  • Create spreadsheets, graphs, and reports on tests run for different projects.
  • Collect, document, prepare and submit samples to the analytical lab.
  • Provide experimental feedback and results through verbal communication and written reports.
  • Complete tasks in a safe and environmentally compliant manner by following EHS (environmental, health, and safety) policies, procedures, and best practices; support and assist peers in working in a safe, compliant manner; report unsafe acts or conditions, incidents, and deviations; and provide feedback to support continuous improvement in EHS performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelors degree in chemistry, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of one year of experience in chemical and/or metallurgical testing.
  • Experience working with mechanical equipment with preference in lab/piloting setting preferred.
  • Valid drivers license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of technical processes and procedures with attention to detail.
  • Ability to think critically and problem-solve regarding technical work.
  • Familiarity with chemical handling.
  • Intermediate metallurgical testing skills preferred
  • Ability to use and maintain equipment; troubleshoot errors and malfunctions.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to use hand tools.
  • Must have an understanding of environmental safety and health rules and regulations.

Work Environment, Physical and Lifting Requirements:

  • Regularly required to use hand tools both powered and non-powered, regularly required to use computer/tablet and phone. Occasionally required to use loading/hauling equipment.
  • Occasionally required to wear a respirator, frequently required to work near moving mechanical parts, frequently required to work in wet, humid conditions (non-weather), outdoor weather conditions, and vibration. Exposed to moderate noise levels and must use ear protection at times. Rarely required to work in extreme heat (non-weather) and extreme cold (non-weather).
  • Frequ ntly requires talking, hearing, grasping, standing, and walking. Occasionally requires sitting, feeling attributes of objects, and reaching with hands/arms. Rarely required to push, drive, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, and make repetitive movements. Requires clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Requires hand-eye coordination and the ability to judge space distance.
  • Frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds; rarely required to lift up to 75 pounds.

Doe Run is an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veterans.



  • 1 year(s): Experience in chemical and/or metallurgical testing (internship, co-ops, course work and lab work).


  • Experience working with mechanical equipment with preference in lab/piloting setting.


  • High School or better


  • Bachelors or better in Chemistry or related field
Licenses and Certifications


  • Personal Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity