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International Trainees Engineers

International Trainees Engineers

Belgium, Brussels

Rechargeable Battery Materials

Engineering, Research & Development

Job description

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.

About the International Trainee Program

On this program we prepare starting engineers for a clearly predefined management position at one of our Rechargeable Battery Materials operations in Asia. After a training period in Belgium (Olen) you will relocate to Korea (Cheonan) or China (Jiangmen). You will be coached during a specifically designed development program spread over different units and locations. You will be able to quickly contribute to our business. You will benefit from a custom made development plan and get support from an experienced mentor during the entire program


Who we are looking for

* Master in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or in Material Science with a keen interest in technology, industrial equipment and plant operations
* Fluent in English and preferably Chinese or Korean
* Team player, focused on results
* Committed, flexible with positive 'can do' spirit

What you will be doing

* as Junior Process Technologis

As a member of the Process Control team in Korea (or China) you assist in supervising the firing process of cathode materials. You participate to process improvement projects dealing with powder handling, firing technology, purity control, sampling, …. You will support testing campaigns in mass production, measuring process parameters and use statistical skills to analyze data and report conclusions

* as Junior Production Manager

You join the Asset Management department and participate and assist in overhauls (or specific maintenance programs, reliability studies, preventive maintenance improvements, ...) or the Production team to participate in daily production management as assistant of production manager with view on future production management.

* As Junior Process Developer

You join the Process development R&D team in Korea that is in charge of improving existing or developing new process routes for the synthesis of cathode materials and/or its precursors. You take part of the process projects focusing on specific aspects of the cathode flowsheet. You will perform both theoretical as well as lab/pilot experiments to validate the concept before moving into upscaling trials (up to industrial pilot-scale). You use your analytical, statistical and communication skills to analyze the data, define the next steps and report the conclusions.

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. 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?

International Trainees Engineers

Umicore, Brussels
Employment type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract