Mechanical Engineer

Job description

As Mechanical Engineer, you will have the challenge and opportunity to work in the World’s first and only Polyhalite mine. You will lead all aspects of Mechanical Engineering for the business unit; setting and managing the necessary engineering standards to ensure the safe and productive operation of the mine and surface assets, providing guidance to the Mechanical and Electrical Superintendents as well as co-development of engineering programmes for annual budgets and long-term plans.

We manufacture Polysulphate and associated products from the unique natural mineral, polyhalite, mined 1,000 metres beneath the North Sea, from our Boulby Mine site within the beautiful North York Moors National Park.

In addition to the exciting technical challenges that our operations offer, it is seeing our mining, processing teams delivering valued products to farmers that deepens the understanding of the remarkable business that we enjoy. Interested in our incredible journey from mine to Polysulphate products?

Your key accountabilities and task and responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to the business on all technical matters relating to mechanical engineering.
  • Develop with the Head of Engineering a world class Asset Management programme, which will be a key driver in the development of the business.
  • Develop and implement the long-term engineering and Asset Management strategy for the business, covering all aspects of asset acquisition, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensure that engineering projects are professionally planned, managed and executed.
  • Set the framework and principles for the engineering CAPEX and OPEX budgets, including the annual budget and the 5-year plan.
  • Review operational and statutory reports and other publications from a mechanical engineering standpoint, ensuring that a professional standard is maintained regarding such documentation.
  • Establish and maintain site standards and specifications for equipment.
  • Ensuring the ongoing compliance with, and continual improvement of the Company’s Health & Safety Management System.
  • Ensure site engineering standards meet all UK Regulations and support submissions to Regulatory authorities on a frequent basis.

Your profile:

  • You are a Chartered Engineer with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience in large scale industrialised workplaces, preferably with knowledge of bulk materials handling processes.
  • Excellent knowledge of the application of legislation relevant to mining, minerals processing and the maintenance of associated equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of techniques to improve equipment reliability.
  • Knowledge of Asset Management systems such as ISO 55001.


ICL Boulby


More information:

For more information about this position you can contact Yael O’Callaghan, European Recruitment Manager via or +31 64 61 13 773. 

Job requirements

About ICL:

ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 12,000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries.


ICL Boulby is the largest employer in the East Cleveland region and the North York Moors National Park and will continue to be part of the region’s economic and social landscape for decades to come. In 2017, we reached a landmark total of 1 million tonnes of polyhalite mined at ICL Boulby and we have huge plans for the future, including ramping up to mining 1 million tonnes annually by 2020.