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Technical Young Graduate Process Engineer

Belgium, Olen

Cobalt and Specialty Mat.


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

On this program we prepare starting engineers for a clearly predefined management position 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.  

What you will be doing

As Junior Process Engineer at Global Project Engineering (GPE) Dept of Cobalt & Specialty Materials (CSM) you will be part of the GPE team, which is responsible for the long term global engineering projects of CSM. You will assist in the process engineering part, study and analyze the required technologies and propose the “best available” technologies. You will assist in managing and co-ordinating involved members of the GPE Technology Team and the insourced engineering team. You will help achieve successfully the project deliverables and meet the expectations of all stakeholders.

Who we are looking for

  • Master in 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, hands-on and willing to challenge the status-quo

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?

If our recycling know-how can recover cobalt from industrial metal scrap, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?