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Process Engineer

Belgium - Hoboken
Battery Recycling Solutions
Engineering & Technology

Posted on 18-04-2024

What you will be doing

As a Process Engineer you will help with the design of the new Umicore Battery Recycling installations of the future. Based on process information from Research and Development, you ensure a correct translation of Umicore 's process knowledge into practical data on which the engineering and technology providers can base their work but also support the practical elaboration of the design with detailed process calculations and risk analyses. You will do this in the following way:

  • Work out the process for the various technological steps in block flow diagrams, process flow diagrams, mass and energy balances, process descriptions and digital twins, in close cooperation with the Process Engineering Manager and based on information from Research and Development, research institutes and technology providers.
  • Together with the team, you identify the necessary tests and calculations to complete this process design, develop the approach and/or test programs, process the results and report on this to the project manager.
  • Where necessary you check and adjust the process data of the technology and engineering partners involved.
  • Process calculations will be performed by you to be able to carry out the engineering of the installations, such as calculations of pressure drop, flow requirements, material selection, ...
  • You provide basic information for drawing up the operational costs of the installations and draw up an operational work schedule.
  • During commissioning and start-up you follow the process checks and tests and make adjustments where necessary.
  • Certain equipment, materials and software tools are assigned to you and you are also a point of contact for their use.
  • By means of participating in trade fairs, lectures and conferences you follow new developments in our technology field.
  • Informing employees about new methodologies, technologies, products and safety is also one of your duties.


Who we are looking for

  • Holds a master's degree in industrial engineering: chemical, mechanical, process, materials, metallurgical and/or biological engineering.
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant engineering (EPCm project) experience.
  • Has basic knowledge of materials and extractive process technologies, methods and control.
  • Has a hands-on approach and doesn’t hesitate to solve any problem.
  • Can work well in a team, is flexible and stress-resistant.
  • Has a demonstrable and strong interest in sustainability and innovation.
  • Can report clearly and structured, both orally and in writing.
  • Very fluent in the English language in word and writing.
  • Fluent in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Is strong in presentation techniques or is eager to master this completely.
  • Sense of order and precision.
  • Is willing to travel to technology and engineering companies and the final location of the BRS recycling plant (Western Europe).


What we offer

We lead the way. Not just for our customers, but also for our employees. We foster a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture where 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. We reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. That’s what we do. Imagine what you could do?


Over Battery Recycling Solutions

We extract critical materials from end-of-life batteries or production scrap. Our goal is to bring valuable elements back into the battery supply chain. By means of our technological excellence, we reduce the need for primary metal production. As a result, we have evolved into a closed loop supplier with a ground breaking value proposition in a continuously evolving, innovating and growing market. Together with our team of specialists, we offer opportunities to implement new technologies in the best way possible. Which is where you come in.


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 pioneer approaches to sustainability that continue to offer customers 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.  To achieve this, however, we know we can’t stand still.  We know we need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. It’s why we invest so much in research & development. It’s why we push ourselves to tackle increasingly complex challenges. It’s why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed. It’s why we are looking for talented individuals to shape tomorrow by leading the way today. In an environment like this, imagine what you could do?


If my recycling ideas can help tackle resource scarcity, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?