Science & Technology (S&T) Engineer - Abrasives w/m/d

Job location:
Villach, Austria
Created moment:
September 5, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07540

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Science & Technology (S&T) Engineer - Abrasives w/m/d

Job Summary

To lead the research & development projects in the field of abrasive materials based on oxide and non-oxide ceramics and modifications thereof, we are looking for a:

Science & Technology (S&T) Engineer - Abrasives (m/f/d)

Location: Villach, Austria

Contract type: Permanent (Full-time)

The work will be performed in an international environment within the Imerys group and involves also internal and external communication, technical customer support from R&D side and operational support to Imerys production sides.


  • Development of ceramic abrasive materials mainly based on oxide ceramics

  • Development of new and improvement of current technologies for production

  • Leading of developments from idea to industrialisation in close co-operation with Imerys internal and external customers

  • Feasibility studies, lab and pilot development and application testing

  • Coordination with customers and application engineers

  • Transfer of developed materials and processes to production 

  • Technical customer support

  • Organisation of internal and external resources (academic networks, internal networks)

  • Leading of a small team


  • Academic background (material science, material physics, mineralogy, chemistry or similar)

  • Experience in abrasive applications and project management is a benefit

  • An existing academic network is a benefit

  • Teamplayer

  • Communicative

  • Mobility 

  • English level: fluent


We offer a professional career by world leader in mineral specialties for industry, with competitive salaries and additional benefits based on your performance, experience and qualification. The employment is in accordance with the collective salary and wage agreement for employees of the Chemical industry. The monthly salary is paid 14 times p.a. We offer a higher compensation depending on your expertise and skills.

Additional benefits:

  • company canteen

  • company doctor

  • home office

  • parking spaces & connection to public transport

  • cutting-edge technology

  • diverse team

  • comprehensive education & training opportunities

  • international environment

  • reimbursement of trans­portation costs

  • employee discounts

  • accident and life insurance

We are looking forward to receiving your application either through our website or directly to

 "Come and join a Winning team"APPLY NOW 

Teja Polanc, Talent, Training & Recruiting Manager Austria & Slovenia

Imerys Villach GmbH

Seebach 2, 9523 Villach, Austria

Position Type

Full time



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