R&D Molten Metal Treatment Engineer

Job Locations CH-VS-Sierre | DE-RP-Koblenz | DE-Göttingen | DE-ST-Nachterstedt
Additional Locations
DE-RP-Koblenz | DE-Göttingen | DE-ST-Nachterstedt
Job Type
Full Time

Position Overview

R&D wants to evaluate innovative ways and rethink the traditional strategy of molten metal treatment methods. The role is cross-regional, will cover multiple aspects and departments. The incumbents’ main tasks will be twofold: Firstly, he/she needs to review existing methods and develop Novelis-born innovative ideas and secondly, needs to lead and mature projects up to a lab-scale demonstrator.


Your responsibilities: 

  • Molten metal processing– Principle and Method evaluation and Market Intelligence in the early Technology readiness levels 1-4
  • Collect, document and benchmark existing melt purification ideas and knowledge, including intellectual property.
  • Act as a Subject matter expert (SME) for molten metal processing in R&D and prepare handover to existing scale-up departments
  • Propose new ideas and their feasibility for lab-scale demonstration and create a multi-year roadmap
  • Prototype designand engineering coordination:
  • Design concepts for equipment to validate theories developed for molten metal processing at lab scale.
  • Lead projects for prototype design including financial forecasting, milestone definition, gates reviews, prioritization efforts and resource allocation and supplier selection.
  • Partner acquisitionand ecosystem navigation:
  • Identify main global players (Subject Matter Experts) in melt treatment and their potential roles to advance technology for Novelis.
  • Collaborate with Novelis Legal department for favorable Joint Development Agreements to accelerate innovation process.
  • Understand melt treatment landscape and define IP potential for Novelis ideas.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

How to convince us: 

  • Master or PhD in in mechanical engineering, materials science or metallurgy with ideally 3-5 years professional experience as process engineer for molten metal processing.
  • Experience in engineering and expertise in aluminum and rolled products for the automotive market is an advantage.
  • Project Management skills with ability to communicate and coordinate multicultural teams.
  • Fast learner with an innovative spirit.
  • Fluent English with Fluent French or German.

Location Profile

Novelis’ Sierre is located in the Valais of Switzerland employing around 500 people. It mainly focuses on production of aluminium sheet for the automotive market covering the entire process from casting to finishing. The plant also hosts a world-leading Research & Innovation Center specialized in development of new automotive sheet alloys surface treatment and joining technologies. Sierre is nicknamed the “City of the Sun” with an average of 300 days of sunshine in proximity to skiing resorts and famous for its cheese and wine. The Sierre plant supports its community through direct sponsorship of many annual events promoting education sports and culture. In addition it supports student project at technical and high schools.


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