Principal Researcher Continuous Casting

Vacancy information

Disciplines:Research & Development
Career level:Mid-career (3-5 jaar)
Final apply:15-12-2018
You will combine your passion for fundamental research with tangible product and process impact.

What's your job?

Within the Steelmaking and Casting group of the Ironmaking, Steelmaking & Casting department we are looking for a principal researcher in the field of continuous steel casting. You will strengthen a growing team of steelmaking and continuous casting specialists, and will work in multidisciplinary projects to improve process and product quality in various areas of continuous casting.


Activities in the field of continuous casting consist of working on the entire route from tundish metallurgy via mould fluid flow, primary and secondary slab cooling to slab quality. You will work as a process researcher optimizing process and product quality. Work is done in multi-disciplinary teams from different research groups that specialize in physical and numerical modelling, physical process analysis, development of measurement methods and chemical process technology.

You have an innovative mindset and will set up experimental and modelling research activities from proposal to plant implementation. Furthermore you will be involved in setting up new measurement methods in the plant. You will start in existing projects involving conventional casting and thin slab casting. You will grow quickly to become an independent project leader in the challenging area of continuous casting.

As a company expert, you are involved in Tata Steel’s main research themes like process reliability, process automation, sustainability and developing measurement methods. You will work in close cooperation with prominent researchers from various disciplines in an open, international and academic culture with highly motivated colleagues.

Is this you?

  • A Principal Researcher having obtained a M.Eng or MSc./PhD degree
  • You should bring a proficient level in chemical/physical process technology, statistical process analysis skills, metallurgy or proven experience in the field of continuous casting
  • Use of statistical process analysis tools like R and SAS and in house developed modelling tools
  • You have project leader and team working skills
  • You are customer orientated and have a great degree of curiosity
  • An analytical approach is an important competency for the job
  • You will use your influencing skills to establish support for key projects. Your role requires you to keep abreast of developing technologies and using your own knowledge to develop applications for such technology for both continuous and breakthrough improvement

What do we offer?

An unique role at a global player in the industry. A job where you will find everything to make your work as (Principal) Researcher interesting.

You can also expect: 

  • one-year contract with a prospective of permanent contract
  • a role  in which you can be a company expert by bringing forth technological insights based on detailed research analyses. These insights are utilized in  innovative process and product development projects.
  • plenty of growth opportunities within Tata Steel
  • variable bonus, fixed end of the year bonus of 2% and 8% holiday allowance.
  • minimum of 26 vacation days and 11.5 days ADV.
  • excellent benefits including average salary scheme pension.

What's your department?

Tata Steel Research & Development (R&D) in Europe is a multi-site business employing around 400 employees within its three core technology centres: IJmuiden in the Netherlands and Swansea and Warwick in the United Kingdom. The department combines top class innovation with cutting edge technology in order to deliver ‘steel solutions’ in a constantly changing world. We use the best technologies to continuously improve the quality and performance of our steel products in a sustainable way. Moreover, we work in close cooperation with leading research institutes and universities around the world as well as with key customers in the automotive, transport, packaging and construction areas. You will be based in IJmuiden Technology Centre, The Netherlands.

Apply or learn more?

Are you excited about this job? Apply via the application button and do not forget to include your motivational letter. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Jerrol Spier, Corporate Recruiter, phone 0251-494685.

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Application process

1. Apply

Good choice, you have applied! We are going to review your application and contact you as soon as possible.

2. First interview

We already know a lot about you, but we would also like to know you personally and hear from you why you think you are fit with us.

3. Follow-up interview(s)

There are more colleagues who would like to get to know you. We would also like to take this opportunity to show you more about us.

4. Contract proposal

Nice, you are just ahead of the start of a new challenge. Because of our own Tata Steel cao we offer you a good employment package, which we would like to explain in a personal conversation.

5. Employed

Congratulations, we have become colleagues! Getting acquainted with the special world of steel production can start now.

More information?

Jerrol Spier
T: +31 (0) 251 494685

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