Technician Metallurgy Labs

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 20 Jun 2022

Technician for sustainable metals production and recycling with strong industrial and societal relevance (1 year).

As a technician for education/research you work in the fascinating world of technical science. You will have every opportunity to develop yourself and at the same time contribute to scientific research in the field of metal production and recycling. The Delft research group in this field is unique in the Netherlands. The research and education in the field of sustainable metals production metals recycling will develop strongly in the coming years, given the strong growth of social interest and significance. This position offers the opportunity to be at the center of these scientific and social developments.

What does the job involve? You support the group's scientific research and education in the field of metal production and recycling, and recycling of non-metallic materials such as polymers and composition. You are responsible for the maintenance and development of the laboratory equipment, and for keeping the safety and order in the laboratories. You optimize the use of the equipment in close consultation with the researchers of the group. In addition, you supervise students in the field of metallurgical processes at normal and high temperatures. Research and education focuses on both metal production and the rapidly developing field of recycling metals and hybrid materials.

You have a HBO education background in metal and/or chemical technology, process technology or analytical chemistry. A working experience as a lab technician for 2-3 years is required. Knowledge of and experience with metallurgical processes at high temperatures (laboratory furnaces, melting/smelting and refining of metals, metallurgical slag) and at room temperature (aqueous and organic solutions, hydrometallurgical processes and electrolysis) are an advantage in the performance of the position. You are responsible, supportive and proactive. You also have a highly developed learning capacity and you are an accurate, collaborative colleague who can plan and organize well. It is a requirement for this position that you have a good oral and written command of the Dutch and English languages. Finally, you ensure a safe working environment and contribute to the scientific work of an international team. 

  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (salary indication: €2.979,00 - € 4.093,00 per month gross), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

This position is a temporary assignment for one year for 0.8 FTE or 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours).

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct ). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? This video will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact: Dr. Yongxiang Yang, group leader Metals Production, Refining and Recycling. emai: Y.Yang@tudelft.nl .    

For information about the application procedure, please contact Anita van Vianen, HR advisor, via: application-3me@tudelft.nl .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by 20 June, 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


Technician for sustainable metals production and recycling with strong industrial and societal relevance (1 year).

As a technician for education/research you work in the fascinating world of technical science. You will have every opportunity to develop yourself and at the same time contribute to scientific research in the field of metal production and recycling. The Delft research group in this field is unique in the Netherlands. The research and education in the field of sustainable metals production metals recycling will develop strongly in the coming years, given the strong growth of social interest and significance. This position offers the opportunity to be at the center of these scientific and social developments.

What does the job involve? You support the group's scientific research and education in the field of metal production and recycling, and recycling of non-metallic materials such as polymers and composition. You are responsible for the maintenance and development of the laboratory equipment, and for keeping the safety and order in the laboratories. You optimize the use of the equipment in close consultation with the researchers of the group. In addition, you supervise students in the field of metallurgical processes at normal and high temperatures. Research and education focuses on both metal production and the rapidly developing field of recycling metals and hybrid materials.

You have a HBO education background in metal and/or chemical technology, process technology or analytical chemistry. A working experience as a lab technician for 2-3 years is required. Knowledge of and experience with metallurgical processes at high temperatures (laboratory furnaces, melting/smelting and refining of metals, metallurgical slag) and at room temperature (aqueous and organic solutions, hydrometallurgical processes and electrolysis) are an advantage in the performance of the position. You are responsible, supportive and proactive. You also have a highly developed learning capacity and you are an accurate, collaborative colleague who can plan and organize well. It is a requirement for this position that you have a good oral and written command of the Dutch and English languages. Finally, you ensure a safe working environment and contribute to the scientific work of an international team. 

  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (salary indication: €2.979,00 - € 4.093,00 per month gross), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

This position is a temporary assignment for one year for 0.8 FTE or 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours).

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct ). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? This video will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact: Dr. Yongxiang Yang, group leader Metals Production, Refining and Recycling. emai: Y.Yang@tudelft.nl .    

For information about the application procedure, please contact Anita van Vianen, HR advisor, via: application-3me@tudelft.nl .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by 20 June, 2022 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


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