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R&I Engineer

Elkem Carbon Solutions (ECS) is the world leading supplier of carbon paste and speciality products to the ferroalloys, silicon, and aluminium industries.

Our R&I department in Kristiansand is on the lookout for a new team member to join our research team as we innovate towards a more sustainable and circular future by finding novel and improved solutions for our customers.

We are looking for a candidate with good reasoning abilities that enjoys working as part of a team in solving scientific challenges and one who can think out-of-the-box to develop innovative solutions and products for our customers. 

The ECS R&I department is a team of culturally diverse, highly qualified professionals that carry out innovative projects within raw materials, product development, technical customer support and core research into carbon-based products for the pyrometallurgical industry.

The position will work very closely within all R&I efforts for ECS product innovations as well as ECS Business Segments.

Most important areas of responsibility: 

  • New product development and improvements to existing products
  • Technical customer support visits
  • Providing expert support to our production facilities
  • Projects within lining and tapping paste development toward the pyrometallurgical industry
  • Project management and execution in cooperation with customers internally and externally in Norway and abroad
  • Project involvement with research institutes and partners in Norway and abroad
  • Disseminate critical knowledge in the organization
  • Promote and commit to divisional targets and standards
  • Involvement in cross discipline innovation projects
  • Facilitating certain administrative functions within the R&I department

Qualifications required for the position:

  • Minimum university degree in metallurgy, chemical engineering
  • Minimum 5 years industrial or product development experience (Experience with refractory materials would be beneficial)
  • Fluency in English

We are looking for a professional who will fit well with the four Elkem principles or respect, involvement, continuous improvement, and precision and who is motivated by teamwork.

In order to succeed in this position you will need good communication skills and a relevant background or have educational and personal characteristics well suited to develop into the role of our new R&I Engineer.

This position is part of the Elkem Carbon Solutions R&I team in Kristiansand, Norway and  reports to the R&I Director of Elkem Carbon Solutions.

Elkem may conduct a background check to confirm the information provided by candidates during the recruitment process. Relevant candidates will be informed of this.






Region:  Agder
Job type:  Permanent
Working hours:  Full-time
Working days:  Day
Application deadline:  04/06/2023
Expected start date:  To be agreed
Location:  Kristiansand
Contacts:  Claudia Andersen , Mobile:  +47 94862730
Company homepage:  https://www.elkem.com/carbon/
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Elkem was established in 1904 and has over 7000 employees globally. We are a sustainability leader, providing advanced material solutions including: silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions, that help our customers deliver innovation in the areas of: electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK). www.elkem.com.
We are committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment where everyone’s contributions are valued. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds including: age, gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected status.

Elkem Carbon is one of the leading suppliers of carbon based materials and services to the ferro-alloys, base metals, foundry and primary aluminium industries. Elkem Carbon serves these industries from its operations in Norway, South Africa, Brazil, China and Malaysia, complemented by a global sales network.