SMS group is noted worldwide for its mechanical and plant engineering expertise, its future-oriented technologies and its excellent service for the metals industry. We use our 150 years of experience and our digital know-how to provide the industry continuously with innovative products and processes – even outside our core business. We are the partner for demanding projects, and we support our customers during the complete lifecycle of their plants, enabling profitable and resource-saving value creation chains. We have set ourselves the task of paving the way for a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry. As a global player with German roots, we take responsibility for our 14,000 employees and the society.

Become a part of our future at SMS group GmbH in Düsseldorf, Hilchenbach, or Mönchengladbach, where we're looking to recruit a

Development Manager for Process Engineering (m/f/d)


You will be responsible for project management in interdisciplinary development projects; other tasks include:

  • Implementation of development projects for the circular economy (recycling, chemical treatment of metals, acid regeneration, Waste2Value), surface treatment and cleaning of steel strip
  • Design, further development, and optimization of process and plant technology
  • Evaluating processes with regard to function and cost effectiveness (total cost of ownership)
  • Providing methodological support to the relevant departments and teams
  • Support of start-up and sales activities
  • Collaborating across disciplines


You have a degree in engineering with a major in chemistry or process engineering or equivalent vocational training; other important aspects and skills include: 

  • Very good knowledge in the field of chemical process technology
  • Very good knowledge in the use of simulation tools 
  • Good programming knowledge 
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and acting
  • An open mindset, negotiating skills, ability to work in a team
  • A good command of English
  • Working in international teams
  • A willingness to travel on business


As an innovative and international employer, we offer a performance-oriented salary package (incl. profit sharing) and an attractive company pension scheme. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to achieve the ideal family/work life balance, e.g. with our in-house children's daycare center, flexible working hour models, and homeworking options. Click here to learn more about the benefits of working for SMS group.

Are you keen on shaping the future with us? If so, feel free to send us your online application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Magar.

SMS group GmbH
HR Management
Kai Magar
Telephone: +492118815644