Working at Hoboken

Clean technologies are alive in Hoboken: every day you contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable world with recycling processes that belong to the best in the world. That makes us the world’s market leader in the recycling of complex waste streams.

Specifically, we recycle precious metal containing materials in an eco-efficient way. That can be products from non-ferrous industries or products at the end of their life such as old laptops, mobile phones, used automobile catalytic converters or used catalysts from the chemical industry...

This way we extract precious metals including silver, gold, platinum and palladium, special metals like indium, selenium and tellurium, secondary metals like tin and bismuth and base metals such as lead, copper and nickel.

We prepare these for a new life.

Working on a cleaner world

Clean technologies are alive in Hoboken: every day you contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable world with recycling processes that belong to the best of today. And we continue to grow as a company. This makes us one of the greatest experts in recycling worldwide.

The Umicore Group as solid foundation

In Hoboken, the Umicore Group is also solidly behind you. That gives you the basis for a fine career, an attractive salary and career growth opportunities.

Roll up your sleeves

Our do mentality is typically Hoboken. Do you like to take initiative and you know how to tackle issues, then you’ll find a place with us. In addition, we interact with each other informally, which makes the working atmosphere very pleasant.

Healthy balance between work and private life

We like to give you the space so that with us, you can work to live and not vice versa. We see that as one of the pillars of a successful career. With flexible work times and proper matching of the job content with who you are and what you want to, we’re happy to help you keep your work and private life in balance.


Tayeb, Field Operator

Varied work in a great atmosphere

I can alternate in my job, and I think that's good. Dependent on the planning, I work with lift trucks or I serve as an operator in different installations.  We work with costly materials, so I have quite some responsibility. And the communication with my chief is good, which is also very important.

The atmosphere is good; I’ve got colleagues with a load of different backgrounds, young and old. Thus we can always get together with our questions. And I’m well paid. Training is also part of it, so I’m certainly learning to operate more systems, which allows us to easily stand in for each other.

Yet I am also very concerned about my health and safety. Fortunately Umicore provides everything necessary for that.


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