The Doe Run Company
  • 05-Feb-2018 to 06-Apr-2018 (CST)
  • Exploration and Research & Development Division
  • Viburnum, MO, USA
  • Hourly
  • INT

The Doe Run Company is currently accepting resumes for one full-time Research & Development Intern position for the summer of 2018.   

The Doe Run Company's Southeast Missouri Mining and Milling Division (SEMO), located near Viburnum, MO (in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest), is responsible for locating and extracting lead ore. The work takes place far below Earth's surface, some 1,000 feet beneath the forested hills of southern Missouri. This area, rich in mineral deposits, is known as the Viburnum Trend.  Named for the nearby town of Viburnum, mining and milling has taken place here for more than 40 years. While best known for having high-purity lead ore, SEMO also extracts zinc and copper minerals from its underground mines.

Learning Objectives

Over the course of the internship the student will develop practical experience in research and development of metallurgical processes consisting of mineral processing and hydrometallurgical processing.

Work Plan

  • Conduct/Analyze bench scale metallurgical testing to optimize mineral and hydromet processes
  • Conduct/Analyze pilot scale metallurgical testing in mineral processing and hydromet processing to develope of new resources.
  • Interact with multi-disciplines to accomplish tasks.
  • Organize/Analyze data
  • Write Report on Project and Present findings to management.

 Guidelines for Academic Background

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Metallurgical, Chemical or Materials Sciences
  • Recent graduate or currently enrolled and working on an advanced degree in a program mentioned above.
  • Completion of sophomore year in a program mentioned above
  • Grade Point Average at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

The Doe Run Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please click on the following links: About the EEO law and EEO law supplement.

Learn more about our core values, community involvement, leadership, benefits and more at

The Doe Run Company
  • Apply Now

    with our quick 3 minute Application!

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share this Page
Logo Driving Directions Contact Who We Are What We Do Our Commitments Minerals Metals Media Center Careers