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Wellfield Manager

Website 5E ADVANCED MATERIALS INC 5E Advanced Materials Inc

5E Advanced Materials Inc

Position Title:    Wellfield Manager

Location:  Newberry Springs, CA

Reports To:   VP Operations

Company Description: 5E Boron Americas, LLC (5E BA), formerly known as Fort Cady (California) Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of 5E Advanced Materials, Inc. (5E). 5E BA’s corporate office and team is located in Hesperia, CA and the project site is located in Newberry Springs, CA. 5E BA’s Borate Mine hosts a multi-generational Borate resource where boric acid will be produced for the large North American specialty chemicals market including high-end technologies such as electric vehicles, defense, and magnets. The Fort Cady project site is an exceptionally rare and large colemanite deposit.

Purpose: The Wellfield Manager is responsible for developing the wellfield plan for in-situ production methods using wells and capturing the natural resources.

Position Summary: The Wellfield Manager will research the optimal methods for extraction and yield of the ore body.

Additional duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct subsurface surveys to identify the characteristics of the mining site
  • Inspect areas for unsafe geological conditions, equipment, and working conditions.
  • Develop mineral location, extraction, and production methods, based on factors such as safety, cost, and deposit characteristics.
  • Production well pattern planning and production tracking
  • Determine flow rates
  • Determining well designs
  • Daily reporting

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Position:  

  • Team player with good leadership skills, excellent communication within all levels of the company and external to the organization.
  • Ability to courageously and innovatively look at different paths to overcome obstacles
  • Ability to express ideas concisely and in an easily understood manner, gain buy-in from others, and the ability to turn the imagined future into a sustained reality.
  • Must be able to work within a diverse organization, including people from different cultures, backgrounds, levels, and perspectives, collaborating to find best solutions for the organization.

Interpersonal Competencies:

  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, discretion, and discernment in all business matters
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and within team structures
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong technical writing
  • Strong and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to engage with employees and contractors
  • Comfortable with public speaking


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Environment Science, Chemistry, or Engineering
  • 5 – 7 years relevant experience
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, multitasking, and judgment capabilities