Team Lead (m/f/d) Application and Testing

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Date: Feb 22, 2024

Location: Hanau, DE

Company: Heraeus

Team Lead (m/f/d) Application and Testing
Location Hanau
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Precious Metals

With more than 350 years of experience in precious metals processing, Heraeus Precious Metals is the world's leading provider of innovative products and services, such as precious metals trading and recycling. Our products are used in a wide range of industries, for example to reduce climate killers such as nitrous oxide and methane and in the form of pharmaceutical ingredients for the treatment of cancer.

Our innovative strength is driven by our 3,000 employees in more than 15 countries, who work passionately with our partners to develop pioneering and sustainable solutions.

We are aware of our responsibility towards people and the environment and have set ourselves ambitious CO₂ targets. Sustainability is at the heart of all our business activities.


The following challenges await you:

  • We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Team Lead for our Hydrogen R&D team. In this position, you will have the opportunity to start in Germany and familiarize yourself with our products and processes before relocating to China after approximately 12 months.
  • Your main responsibilities will include supervising testing and characterization of materials for application in PEM fuel cells (PEM FC) and water electrolyzers (PEM EL). You will also be involved in the development and optimization of inks and electrodes for PEM EL & FC.
  • In addition, you will be responsible for planning, developing, and validating suitable ink and coating technologies and electrode test methods and respective equipment for PEM EL & FC. 
  • In your role you will be also responsible for planning, acquiring, and processing both internal and external projects.
  • As an expert for electrode testing within HPM China, you will serve as a technical lead for employees within the projects. Strong cooperation with global teams in Germany and the US will also be required.
  • Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work closely with production and customers to address application-oriented issues and optimize processes.
  • To be successful in this role, candidates should have a background in engineering or a related field, preferably with a focus on materials science or chemistry. Experience in fuel cell or electrolyzer research and development is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team. Excellent communication and presentation skills are also important to effectively collaborate with global teams.
  • If you are an ambitious and driven individual looking to contribute to cutting-edge research and development in the field of hydrogen technology, we would be delighted to receive your application.

Your Profile:

  • Successfully passed studies in natural science or engineering and ideally a PhD
  • Experience in R&D preferentially in hydrogen electrochemistry
  • Profound knowledge in the field of water electrolysis and fuel cells as well as their components (CCM, MEA, BPP, FF), including manufacturing and characterization
  • Advanced knowledge in working with single-cell test set-ups and project and portfolio management
  • Basic know-how in precious metal chemistry and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Well networked in the field of electrochemistry as well as the hydrogen community
  • Chinese speaking (fluent or native) and advanced skills in English and MS Office
  • Working independently and pro-actively as well as with dedication 
  • Willingness to relocate to China (Shanghai)

What you can look forward to at Heraeus Precious Metals:

  • Exciting tasks - implement them with a high level of personal responsibility in an ambitious environment with very good opportunities for further development.
  • Shaping sustainability - be part of the implementation of our vision to become CO₂-neutral by 2025
  • Inclusive corporate culture - we firmly believe that diversity makes our organization more successful. We promote this, among other things with specific targets, part-time/job-sharing management positions, and training courses.
  • Attractive compensation - in addition to a good pay package, you can expect extensive social benefits from a responsible family-owned company
  • And much more - mobile working, 30 vacation days or more, travel allowance for public transport, bicycle leasing, ...

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