Technology Manager Battery Materials (m/f/d)

  • Hamburg
  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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Would you like to be part of a company with a strong purpose? Aurubis is a leading international multimetal producer and one of the largest copper recyclers worldwide. Our metals are the basis for the green transition, digitalization, and future technologies. Rock-solid & rolling. Hands-on & high-tech. Skilled & seriously sustainable. This is what drives our 7,200 employees to top performance every day. Join our team and become one of our most valuable elements.

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 future 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 Battery Materials (m/f/d)

Your Tasks

  • In this position, you will assist in the development, implementation, and optimization of technology solutions and processes related to battery recycling by supporting research initiatives, participating in technical projects, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to drive innovation and efficiency in battery recycling.
  • You will conduct techno-economic market research and analyses for battery recycling, nickel, cobalt, and manganese as well as lithium salt production processes through the collection and analysis of data, literature, and market trends.
  • As part of the role, you will assist the team by conducting research on and evaluating emerging battery technologies, battery materials, and processes relevant to battery recycling.
  • With your technological understanding you ensure a close tracking of regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • In addition, you will support the development of metallurgical battery recycling processes and collaborate with external engineering contractors.
  • As a technical expert you passionately support technical marketing in close cooperation with commercial experts and investigate and benchmark competitive technologies.
  • The participation in technical exchanges and site visits as well as technical conferences will also be part of this position.

Your Profile

  • You have successfully completed a master’s or diploma degree in metallurgy, chemistry, process engineering, or a comparable field.  
  • In addition, you preferably have at least 2-3 years of practical experience in related research/technology professions
  • A good technical and economic understanding of chemical and hydrometallurgical plants and processes as well as knowledge in non-ferrous metals processing, refining and lithium-ion battery recycling is needed.
  • Through your analytical and organised thinking, you solve problems in a structured way and have the ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly.
  • You have a “hands-on” mentality and the will to push the development of a new business model with your know-how and your excellent entrepreneurial and analytical thinking in an intercultural environment.
  • You are enthusiastic for sustainable technologies and have a desire to make a positive impact on the environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high level of stakeholder management are a given.
  • You have strong teamwork skills and interest in new tasks and challenges.
  • Fluent language skills in English and preferably in German round off your profile.

We Offer

  • Working in a forward-looking industry and for a sustainable future: our metals are essential for megatrends such as digitalization and the energy transition.
  • More than fair pay: thanks to the chemical industry pay scale, you can count on a top salary.
  • We also offer you a company pension scheme and performance-related pay.
  • Combine your professional and private life through mobile and flexible working within Germany.
  • Relaxation is important to us! With us you get 30 days of vacation.
  • Benefit from our company health promotion program. We have a company doctor on site and our preventive health check-ups, vaccinations and physiotherapy services ensure that you stay fit.
  • Enjoy a variety of meals in one of our two company canteens.
  • We accompany and support you in your professional and personal development. Take advantage of our digital Learning Academy and benefit from a wide range of offers.
  • Your future is a fixed part of our program: in regular employee appraisals, we determine your next steps together.
  • Our mobility services keep you on the move: JobRad, Deutschlandticket, a StadtRad station right outside our door and bicycle boxes at the Veddel S-Bahn station.
  • We offer you support in finding accommodation: Aurubis AG has a large number of apartments in Hamburg districts such as Winterhude, Harvestehude, Rothenbaum, Uhlenhorst and Alsterdorf. Future and current Aurubis employees have priority when renting and do not have to pay a deposit during their employment.


Apply in just a few minutes and upload your CV. A streamlined process and prompt feedback are important to us, so we will get back to you shortly after reviewing your documents. If we are convinced by your application, we will invite you to a video interview via MS Teams. This will be followed by a personal interview at our premises. If both sides agree, you will receive a contract offer from us and we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.

Aurubis AG
Hovestraße 50
20539 Hamburg

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