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Technical Young Graduate Operations Management

Belgium, Hoboken

Precious Metals Refining

Process & Product Development, Research & Development, Production

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 the Technical Young Graduate Program

In this program we prepare starting engineers for a clearly predefined management position in a technical field. 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.

Who we are looking for
  • Master in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or in Material Science with a keen interest in chemical processing, developing technological skills, and with a solid scientific approach
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • 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


You will trained to become Assistant Operations Manager at Precious Metals Recycling – Hoboken.

You will be part of the management team of the Base Metals Operations or the Precious Metals Operations and assist and support the operational manager in order to deliver excellent key performance indicators. You assure and increase the metallurgical and chemical knowledge of the process, based on process data and chemical analysis. You analyze quality related parameters and see how we can implement them without reduction in throughput, and make proposals to improve process robustness. You look at bottlenecks and make proposals to solve them and help the team during start-ups and small shut downs.



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?

If our recycling teams can help tackle resource scarcity , IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?