Recycling Operations Professional (all genders)


Full time

Are you ready for new challenges in an international and innovation-driven environment where you can make a difference? Apply and join our team, be curious, learn, grow, and develop your career together with us. We promise; you are in for a special ride!


The location of the role is in Leoben, Austria

About the job

In this position, you will report to the Head of Recycling Operations Europe. The Recycling Operations Europe team supports all plants in RHIM with their recycling activities. The team consists of mining, refractory and environmental engineers who cooperate with our European plant colleagues on-site to support, foster and push recycling activities. As a Recycling Operations Professional, you will be involved in all recycling-related processes (sourcing, supply chain, quality, R&D) and will be supporting our current operations as well as our recently integrated production plants. You will be primarily responsible for the application of recycling material in the production. Additionally, you will be working on projects together with R&D to develop new recycling opportunities. If necessary, in-house refractory and recycling training will be provided by our professionals. In this role, you will be traveling around 30 % of your working time to our production sites.


In addition, your responsibilities include

  • Following-up with MIRECO on the sourcing and sourcing potential of recycling materials
  • Find new applications for currently not used recycling materials together with R&D
  • Developing quality control procedures to increase reliability of recycling material quality
  • Reporting of Recycling KPIs of our production plants
  • Mapping recycling processes of existing and lately integrated plants
  • Supporting Recycling budget process


About You

You are a strong communicator with a collaborative attitude. With your great enthusiasm and creative mindset, you bring new ideas to the table, not only as an individual but also together with your colleagues. You work well in cross-functional teams and are not afraid to take responsibility and make decisions. With your hands-on mentality, structured approach and analytical skills, you proactively seek to improve the status quo. You see change as something positive, can adapt quickly and you like to courageously help shaping the future of RHI Magnesita.


Education & skills

What we expect from you in terms of                       

  • A master’s degree in mining, refractory or environmental engineering 
  • Basic refractory industry knowledge
  • Ideally, basic knowledge in the field of economics



  • English – Proficient/Fluent
  • German – Proficient/Fluent


Work Experience

  • A couple of years of relevant working experience


Why you should work for RHI Magnesita

You will perform in a customer focused environment. We live innovation and appreciate an open and pragmatic way of working. From our leaders we expect to drive our further transformation, to engage our people and to give direction. RHI Magnesita is a company where you can be yourself and where not only your resume and experience, but also your personality counts. We aim for global consistency in compensation policies, but also consider local common practices. RHI Magnesita is committed to support its employees through various means to enable the best possible performance. 


We offer

  • Attractive remuneration packages including a global bonus program
  • Local benefits such as childcare facilities (Hilfswerk) on the company premises, free parking incl. 12 charging stations, canteen with daily meal allowance
  • A variety of health offers (platform for mental & physical health, discount for the gym, sponsoring of sports events, etc.) and our own Corporate Benefits platform
  • RHIM Academy for your ongoing learning & development, incl. a full LinkedIn Learning catalog
  • Possibility of up to 50% home office (depending on the position) incl. allowance
  • Flexible and trust-based working time

The annual gross salary for this position will be € 55,000 on a full-time basis, depending on your qualification and experience, as well as the amount of overtime and your level of seniority. We will make sure to offer you a competitive salary package that values your relevant background and that’s in line with market values.


Sounds like you?

At RHI Magnesita everyone is welcome and encouraged to apply. We evaluate applications based on required qualifications and regardless of gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status. At RHI Magnesita we appreciate the value of diverse teams.

We kindly ask you to submit your application online and in English. Due to data privacy reasons, applications via e-mail cannot be taken into consideration. Should you have any questions about this position, please contact us at:

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About RHI Magnesita

We are the acknowledged technology leader in the refractory industry. Our company is defined by people. We are committed to diversity and know that multiple approaches, perspectives and backgrounds fuel creativity and innovation. It is our aspiration to build a workplace culture where everyone feels valued, engages, and can enjoy a truly inclusive environment and the diverse voices of our employees are heard. We foster a collaborative culture that cherishes ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, reliability, pragmatism, and innovation.                                                      


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