Celebrating the illustrious career of pyro(metallurgical) Pete

Prior to Christmas 2019, we marked the retirement of a metal great. 

Over the course of his career spanning four decades, 55-year-old Pete Smith, who lives in Barnsley, has made many large-scale furnaces, bought and used by metal refineries all over the world to melt and recover valuable metals.

His specialist skills have been put to good use by the likes of British Coal and British Steel and most recently by Inprotec, where he has worked for the last six years.

His invaluable contribution was marked by Inprotec MD Chris Oldroyd and his colleagues, with Pete presented with a gold watch and champagne in recognition of his service.

Commenting on Pete’s contribution, Chris said: “Pete is a unique talent and it has been an absolute privilege to have him here as part of the team over the course of the last six years. His craftsmanship is second to none, with his furnaces lauded the world over. He will be hugely missed, but we wish him a very long and happy retirement, he certainly deserves it.”

The family-run engineering business, which started in 1977, specialises in the design and supply of pyrometallurgical process plant used to recover lead and precious metals, working with clients all over the world.

Off the back of a number of new business wins, the team is currently seeking to recruit two specialist fabricators to add to its talented seven-strong team. More information on the roles can be found at https://www.indeedjobs.com/inprotec-ltd/_hl/en?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLm2bgyBz8ZTN9GAuDWPstUk