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Fuel Cell test lab manager / lab specialist


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 management:

  • Technical key domains: Sample preparation, testing and characterization 
  • Lab operation management ensuring high availability and utilization of the available resources (work planning, maintenance coordination, etc.) 
  • Local data management system operation and administration – ensuring measurement data is available globally 


Project work & management:

  • Lab and Development project execution including planning, execution & reporting 
  • Active role in local & global Applied Technology and customer project to improve the global test capabilities, technology data base, etc. for supporting the technology and business development



  • Continuous improvement of existing processes + development/integration of new testing and sample characterization methods in collaboration w/ global colleagues
  • 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 (administrative representative for the laboratory)
  • External partners à collaboration w/ universities and other development partners


Quality Management + EHS:

  • Filing and updating required QM documentations for the lab management and operation according to the IATF 16949 requirements + Umicore standards
  • Responsibility for the laboratory safety and safe working environment – lab infrastructure, lab equipment, working places, etc.
  • Data management system maintenance + upgrades
  • Laboratory waste management and PGM safety/recovery



Who we are looking for

Functional requirements:

  • University Master Degree (or ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Electrochemistry
  • min 2-3 years of experience in lab operation and management, preferably in Fuel Cell, Electrolysis, Battery industry or academia- in best case the candidate has already started up a lab
  • Deep technical know-how in Electrochemistry, Fuel Cells, Electrolyzers, MEA design and testing, test station operation and maintenance, etc.
  • Language skills: bilingual, Chinese + English (fluent)


Personal skills:

  • High social competences and team player
  • High level of proactivity and organizing skills
  • Result oriented working style
  • Intercultural competence
  • Problem solving skills for complex patterns and problems
  • Learning eagerness and mindset enabling continuous improvement
  • Willingness for international travels



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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