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Process Technician (m/f/d)

Full-time position at our R&D Hub in Leoben


About you

You are a dedicated scientist/engineer who is keen to develop innovative technologies and sustainable solutions for the global technology leader in refractories. You can channel your creativity into solutions for ambitious technical challenges and bring ideas from proof of principle to implementation. You are open-minded, proactive and enjoy working and communicating with colleagues of different areas and levels from the shopfloor up to the plant manager. You like to work at your office desk analyzing process data but also are not afraid to get your hands dirty when doing trials and optimizations in the production units. In this role you will travel internationally up to ~ 50% of your work time to our different production plants.


In addition, you have:

  • Higher technical education (MSc or PhD in either Process Engineering, Environmental and Energy Process Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, or similar course of studies)
  • Ideally relevant work experience in managing technical projects in the refractory or similar industries
  • Proficiency in English; German will be considered an asset
  • Very experienced MS Office user knowledge, especially Excel
  • Ideally major skills in statistics and data processing (e.g., Python)
  • Driving license category B


About the job

As a process technician you are based at our R&D hub in Leoben and you are responsible for the development and optimization of production processes, based on practical trials, theoretical expertise, and process data analysis. In this role you will – together with our dedicated interdisciplinary team – work with state-of-the-art equipment and highly innovative methods and tools, as well as directly report to the head of department.  


Your tasks will include:

  • Initiation and management of R&D projects in the area of process technology
  • Analysis and optimization of existing process parameters in trials, based on data analysis
  • Creation of Digital Twins of production equipment, based on process data
  • Support and troubleshooting for the production plants, quality managers and other relevant stakeholders 


What we bring to the table

We are the acknowledged industry leader in innovative technology. Our company is defined by people. That’s why we attach so much importance to our employees. We have a collaborative culture that cherishes diversity, ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages openness, fresh thinking and initiative. We are pragmatic, positive, and optimistic.


As a much-valued employer:

  • We offer you a wide range of opportunities to prove your talents and learn new things.
  • We empower you to take responsibility and forge your own career path.
  • We promote direct communication, openness, and collaboration with relevant departments across the globe.
  • We offer you a full-time position (38.5 hours/week) at our R&D Hub in Leoben. Your monthly gross salary starts at € 3,617. Your actual remuneration depends on your educational background and your skills and experience.


Do you recognize yourself in this role?

We are looking forward to your online application! Please upload your resume including your personal profile via our career page. Please note that for data privacy reasons applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration. For questions, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Team at talent.europe@rhimagnesita.com.


About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the leading global supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and solutions which are critical for high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200°C in a wide range of industries, including steel, cement, non-ferrous metals and glass. Our purpose is to master heat, enabling global industries to build sustainable modern life. With a vertically integrated value chain, from raw materials to refractory products and full performance-based solutions, RHI Magnesita serves customers globally, with around 12,000 employees in 30 main production sites and more than 70 sales offices. RHI Magnesita pursues an innovative and industry-leading path in technological development and sustainability, including CO2 emissions reduction technology. Do you want to know more? Check out https://www.rhimagnesita.com/.