First Lithium Carbonate Plant in Utah

The largest producer of magnesium in North America wanted to build the first lithium carbonate plant in Utah. Lithium is a key raw material in the production of lithium ion batteries and ceramics and is a by-product of processed magnesium. They needed an experienced and reputable engineering firm equipped to handle and assist in every engineering discipline.

They selected Jōb Industrial Services for the expansive project. Helping to respond to the rising demand for battery powered energy made the project exciting. An added measure of excitement is that the project was named 2019 Associated General Contractors of Utah Energy/Industrial Project of the Year and we were recognized in three categories! Those categories were Lead Design Firm, Structural Engineer and Civil Engineer.

Deliverables for this project included:


  • Drawing Lists
  • TIC Estimates
  • Project Schedule

Mechanical Engineering

  • Ventilation Requirements
  • HVAC Requirements
  • HVAC Bid Evaluations with Recommendations
  • System Specification Packages

Piping Design

  • 3D Model
  • Plot Plan
  • General Arrangements
  • Orthographic Piping Plans and Sections
  • Mechanical Drawings/Equipment Data Sheets


  • Civil Drawings Including Grading, Drainage, Paving, Roadways
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Structural Steel Drawings
  • Concrete and Foundation Drawings


  • Electrical Engineering and Drawing Support

Key employee engineering team included an experienced project manager, mechanical engineer, multiple pipe designers, and civil/structural engineering support. While our primary focus is partnering with our clients for the successful completion of their projects, and not awards. However, we were proud to receive this, and it hangs proudly in our Utah office location.