Technology Manager / Process Engineer Battery Materials (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Aurubis – metallurgy is our passion. We are a leading global multi-metal company and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. We process complex metal concentrates, scrap metals, and metal-bearing recycling materials into metals of the highest purity. These metals serve as the basis for key megatrends such as digitalization, renewable energies, e-mobility, and urbanization. Aurubis has about 7,200 employees at sites in Europe and the United States. Join our team and promote progress together with us!

Battery recycling is gaining strong significance due to growth in electric vehicles and the swift increase in demand for lithium-ion batteries and the raw materials required to produce them. As the most efficient and sustainable smelter network in the world, Aurubis has long-standing metallurgical expertise. Aurubis will continue its investments in strategic large CapEx projects, also to develop a leading role in the forward-looking business field of battery recycling. These projects serve as enabler to become a key trailblazer for the mobility shift with our metals and process solutions. Take your chance and be part of our exciting journey becoming a key player in the field of battery recycling!

We are looking for you to support our team in Hamburg as a


Technology Manager / Process Engineer Battery Materials (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • In this position you will support the development of the basis of design for metallurgical battery recycling processes and the collaboration with external engineering contractors during pre-feasibility, feasibility, basic and detailed engineering.
  • You review calculation models, mass balances and process flow diagrams as well as conceptual and feasibility studies.
  • Furthermore, you provide assistance for the project manager in the planning and execution of projects, management of stakeholder relations and reporting to project steering committee.
  • You contribute to business development activities within the scope of battery materials.
  • Additionally, you assist in techno-economic market research and analyses for battery recycling, nickel, cobalt, and manganese as well as lithium salt production processes. You also generate input for the development of high-level economic estimates and analyses.
  • As a technical expert you passionately support technical marketing in close cooperation with business development and investigate and benchmark competitive technologies.
  • The participation in technical exchanges and site visits as well as meetings with suppliers and customers will also be part of this position.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a master’s or diploma degree in metallurgy, process/mechanical engineering or in a comparable field.  
  • In addition, you have at least 3 years of practical experience in related engineering or/ technology professions as well as knowledge in the non-ferrous metals processing and refining of non-ferrous metals. Knowledge of the lithium-ion battery industry would be beneficial.
  • A good technical and economic understanding of chemical and hydrometallurgical plants and processes is needed.
  • You have exposure to the engineering of chemical or metallurgical plants.
  • Fluent language skills in English and preferably in German are mandatory.
  • You are capable of solving problems in a structured way and have strong teamwork skills as well as interest in new tasks and challenges.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and intercultural empathy with a high level of stakeholder management round off your profile.

We Offer

  • Contribute your skills, experience, and creativity to an exciting industrial company!
  • We provide a great deal of leeway to shape your work and a high degree of individual responsibility.
  • Additionally, we accompany and support you in your professional and personal development. Our Learning Academy offers a variety of opportunities in qualification, development perspectives and digital learning.
  • Take advantage of flexible working hours, attractive compensation and company mobility solutions (e.g., JobRad, HVV-ProfiTicket) as well as comprehensive social benefits including company pension scheme!


Then we look forward to receiving your informative application documents with your salary expectations and earliest possible starting date via online application only.

Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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