Research & Development Jobs

Come Shape the Future!

Innovation is a part of our DNA at Doe Run. Research and Development jobs put you on the frontline to continue this legacy. Throughout our history, we have conducted innovative research, employed scientists and researchers, and explored technical development opportunities to push the industry forward.

With an Exploration, Research & Development job, you’ll join a diverse team of technicians, scientists, researchers, metallurgists, geologists, and others with a common goal: they are committed to exploring the unknown. If you are curious, have an insatiable appetite to find “a better way,” and want to be a part of a team that is shaping the future of mining, metal production or mineral recovery, you’ve found your place with a Research and Development job at Doe Run.

Our Exploration, Research and Technical Development Department and research facility is in Southeast Missouri near our mines and mills. It’s here that our scientists and researchers explore novel ways to recover valuable minerals from mine byproducts, and our research technicians, under the direction of metallurgists and chemists, are running pilot projects to separate other minerals using Doe Run’s proprietary hydrometallurgical chemical processes. It’s here you will imagine the future and work to bring it into the present.

It’s also important to our employees to explore and enjoy their community. Local and nearby cities include Salem, Viburnum, Steeleville, Cuba, Rolla, Park Hills, Farmington, Caledonia, and Bixby, to name a few.

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With an Exploration, Research & Development job, you’ll join a diverse team of technicians, scientists, researchers, metallurgists, geologists, and others with a common goal: they are committed to exploring the unknown.

How We Work

Our innovative approach combines the technical aspects of innovation (equipment, software and advanced data analytics) with an atmosphere that feeds the minds of inquisitive and intelligent people. The research facility is a collaborative space that brings together others with different experiences, training and education to problem solve. We have built world-class research facilities for metallurgical research and we provide world-class opportunities for our employees to innovate and excel. Our relationship with the highly rated Missouri University of Science and Technology means we often collaborate with top researchers, professors and administrators and have access to top-notch laboratories and facilities. If you like a fast-paced, challenging environment and are self-motivated to explore and know the unknown, you may be just who we need for our Research & Development jobs.

Discover What is Possible

Work with an industry leader with more than a century of proven innovation. Here’s the type of positions you might see in our Research and Development team:

  • Exploration Geologists
  • Mine Planners
  • Researchers
  • Metallurgists
  • Chemical or Electrochemical Engineers
  • District Manager
  • Operations Supervisors
  • Technicians

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“The best parts about working for Doe Run are the people and Doe Run's commitment to safety. My coworkers are always helpful, willing to help me learn new things, and make coming to work enjoyable. Doe Run's safety culture provides the chance for me to grow and develop as an employee in a safe environment, while providing me important health and safety information that I can use at work and take home to my family.”

Brenna Clark

Exploration Geologist

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