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Young Graduate Chemistry - Material Science

Young Graduate Chemistry - Material Science

Belgium, Olen

Cobalt and Specialty Mat.

Research & Development, Engineering

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 Technical Young Graduate Program

On this program we prepare starting engineers for a clearly predefined management positions in a technical field at our sites in Olen and Hoboken. Required skills differ depending on the business unit, but all Technical Young Graduates 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 chemical processing, and developing technological skills, a solid scientific approach
* Fluent in English and Dutch
* Team player, respectful, committed to values & people
* Problem solver, committed to results, natural communicator, creative, a hands-on and willing to challenge the status-quo

What you will be doing

* As Junior process development manager at Electro Optic Materials - Olen

You will be part of the technology development team of the Umicore Germanium operations. You will analyse and improve the capabilities of Germanium extraction and recycling processes, based on pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. You will use a solid scientific basis and input from customers to help formulate the technology development roadmaps and initiate new R&D projects. You will develop and implement projects towards more efficient, safer and more eco-friendly production. You will also use these insights to help substantiate the life cycle assessment of primary Germanium as compared to the alternative of Germanium recycling.

* As Junior process Engineer at Cobalt & Specialty Materials - Olen

You will streamline and improve the production processes at the Production Department, lead small CAPEX and process improvement projects and accomplish the technology part of large CAPEX projects. You assist and team up with the Production Manager and the Process Engineer of the Production Department in running a smooth production line, with focus on process control, improving yields, and process/product improvements. You analyse process data and document results in reports, identify process improvements, provide technical process assistance during HAZOP and PRA sessions provide effective documentation of the product and 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. 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?

Young Graduate Chemistry - Material Science

Umicore, Olen
Employment type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract
Targeted title(s): 
Graduate, Junior Project Engineer
Career level: