Process Development Engineer

Finland, Kokkola
Rechargeable Battery Materials
Research & Development

Posted on 25-06-2022

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 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

You will be part of the growing Process Technology Team, being involved in the development of new process technologies for precursors for Li-ion battery cathode materials and the subsequent transfer to mass production during industrialization.

The focus will be specifically on the following aspects:  

  • Execute and follow-up defined process engineering and industrialization projects in the area of precursors for rechargeable battery materials
  • Collect, analyse and report of experimental data, follow-up of project tasks (timelines) and report about progress
  • Contribute to the development of the competences/expertise within the (sub-)area of precursor process engineering and industrialization
  • Contribute to the development and optimization of process technologies in the area of precursor manufacturing
  • Participate to precursor industrialization activities by mass production trials
  • Actively participate and collaborate in investment projects

Who we are looking for

MSc in Chemistry, Material Science or Process/Material/Chemical Engineering or BSc with more than 2 - 3 years of experience

  • Natural affinity to process technologies, equipment and process engineering

  • Ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams

  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Finnish

  • Analytical thinking and ability for problem solving

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?

Additional information

For further information on this job, please contact Arto Fränti  tel 050 444 5262. Applications in English by 12.6.2022.  Applications are already being processed during the application period.

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


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