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Young Graduate Program China - RBMC Process Engineer


RBMC Site1, CN

Business Unit:  Rechargeable Battery Materials

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • Support the Ni Roadmap China development from R&D to Operational implementation to ensure optimal Ni-sulphate availability for RBM
  • Follows up CAPEX projects at the Chinese Refining JV’s which are defined/ developed/agreed between JV partners and Umicore. In the development, design and in the  construction phase his main responsibility is 
  • Process development for the new processes (including technology transfer) 
  • Follow up and report the design & construction progress and status 
  • Active support the JV partner on  ‘project quality’ issues in the broad sense (industrial standards, environmental performance, occupational health and safety, process safety)
  • Is closely involved during commissioning, startup and early production phases  of new plant and workshops where he analyzes and reports the progress made, identifies bottlenecks and suggests improvements and or solutions
  • Ensure Technology sharing between Umicore & JV partner (both way’s) in alignment with supervisor
  • Liaises between RBM Refining and JV partners on technical and process related information communication.
  • Maintain good relationship and mutual trust between Umicore and our JV partners
  • Ensure information sharing to EST supply, RBM accounting and RBM Refining on cost, capability, … at JV’s 
  • Performs & reports scouting activities on selected Chinese Co refiners,  Ni refiners and  Li battery recyclers, follows up Chinese patent literature on Co and Ni refining

Who we are looking for

1. Master's degree in Chemistry, Process and Metallurgical Engineering
2. Excellent learning ability, logical thinking ability, project management ability
3. Sensitive to data, good data analysis ability
4. Excellent communication, speech, interpersonal skills and influence
5. Ability to work independently and solve problems under pressure, strong planning and result-oriented
6. Fluent English ability
7. International vision 

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Additional information


Site 1 : No.77, Lidong Er Road, Jianghai District, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province China

Site 2 : No.688, Lianhai Road, High-tech District, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Provice China

Telephone:(+86)750 3626299

If my expertise can help improve battery performance, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?


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