Senior 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 responsible for 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:  

  • Manage and execute defined process engineering and industrialization projects in the area of precursors for rechargeable battery materials
  • Identify process bottlenecks and take the initiative to start potential improvement projects   
  • Contribute to the strategy definition of the different projects
  • Develop the competences/expertise and take an expert role within the (sub-)area of precursor process engineering and industrialization
  • Develop, optimize and understand process technologies in the area of precursor manufacturing
  • Manage precursor industrialization activities by mass production trials
  • Actively participate and collaborate in investment projects


Who we are looking for

MSc or PhD in Chemistry, Material Science or Process/Material/Chemical Engineering 

  • Expertise in process R&D, process technologies and equipment or in process engineering from process design to realization
  • Ability to collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and Finnish, allowing to communicate within the world-wide Umicore organization
  • 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, mobile 050 444 5262. Applications latest 23.6.2022 in English.  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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