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Manager Process engineering Refining


Olen, BE

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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 (RBM)

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

In view of the current market transition towards a very large volume market, process technology will be essential for securing what makes us successful.

Depending on the specific function and the needs within the organization, the time spend can shift completely from process R&D to process engineering or vice versa. Together with R&D you will Jointly develop process R&D projects within a technology area.  As a specialist your role is to identify, define and set up new process projects as also handle and develop projects on new process technologies. The aim is the upscaling of the process towards large scale industrialization. Umicore encourages innovations so you are always on the lookout for new, exciting and groundbreaking technologies!  As a team mentor & manager you develop and engage you team in the best way possible!

As a Process engineer you translate process criteria (R&D) into detailed process documentation for the CAPEX projects. Within a specific process technology area, the Process Development Manager actively contributes by:

  • Developing new process technologies and industrialize them
  • Improving existing process technologies
  • Assisting in the setup and deployment of an accurate process documentation system
  • Contributing to the definition of the strategy and related technology and cost roadmaps
  • Driving the process engineering to support CAPEX projects
  • Flow sheet optimizations

Who we are looking for

  • PhD degree or master in chemistry, physics, material science, engineering,
  • Must have (process) experience within the domain of R&D project management, process technology development and/or process engineering from process design (paper study) to realization (plant start-up)
  • Knowledge in process safety
  • Good practical use of English
  • Able to make decisions for yourself and you team.
  • Analytical and critical
  • Able to understand the intentions of R&D and transfer them into realistic processes

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?

If our battery materials can power electric vehicles, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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