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Fuel Cell test lab engineer


Shanghai - UIC, CN

Business Unit: 

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Powering the cars of the future. Giving new life to used metals. We are the leading circular materials technology company fulfilling its mission to create materials for a better life. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?


About Fuel Cell and Stationary Catalysts

High-performance stationary catalysts. Next generation fuel-cell technologies. With clean air and green mobility playing a vital part in protecting the world of tomorrow, our design and production of these sustainable solutions has never been more crucial. Developing innovative products for a broad range of industries, we’re creating a better future by helping customers reach zero emission mobility and power supply. To keep improving the way the world moves 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

Laboratory operation: 

  • Technical key domains: Sample preparation, testing and characterization 
  • Sample preparation, Fuel Cell test station and analytical equipment operation according to established working procedures 
  • Supporting equipment installations, equipment start-up, process developments and development projects  
  • Maintenance of lab equipment according to established procedures 
  • Documentation – Data processing and filing of basic reports – operating data management systems + data bases



  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of existing processes + development/integration of new testing and sample characterization methods
  • Supporting the selection and integration of new equipment, etc.


Communication w/ internal and external stakeholders & partners

  • Global AT organization à collaboration w/ other test centers and other departments
  • Local CRD hub organization à required communication within the local organization
  • Suppliers and equipment service teams


Quality Management + EHS: 

  • Filing and updating required QM documentations for the lab management and operation according to the IATF 16949 requirements + Umicore standards
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the lab procedures in respect to lab safety, efficiency and quality


Who we are looking for

Functional requirements:

  • University Bachelor or Diploma Degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Electrochemistry 
  • min 2 (for Bachelor) 4 years (for Diploma) of experience in test bench operation and sample preparation using chemicals and Catalysts , preferably in Fuel Cell, Electrolysis, Battery industry  
  • Language skills: bilingual, Chinese + English (basic)


Personal skills:

  • High social competences and team player
  • High level of proactivity and organizing skills
  • Result oriented working style
  • Problem solving skills for basic patterns and problems
  • Learning eagerness and mindset enabling continuous improvement


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 my skills can help transform how industries move.

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