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Expert/Senior expert Automation and Connectivity – Digital/Industry 4.0 (Full-time)

People are what make the difference at voestalpine. People who produce, process and refine high-quality steel products in flexible, specialized companies around the world. People who make our customers’ challenges their own. People with a never-ending drive to search for an even better solution. It’s people like you who keep voestalpine one step ahead.

Who we are

voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH is the parent company of the Special Steel Division in the voestalpine Group. We are the global market leader in tool steel and also hold leading positions in high-speed steel, valve steel, special engineering steel and other special grades. Customers can rely on our well-established brands that have frequently set the standards for the special steel sector over many decades with their innovation and top quality.

To further strengthen our market leading position we are establishing a central Expert team “Advanced Process Automation and Digital Solutions” that supports the Digital transformation in the Production area. The team is based in Austria/Kapfenberg, but is operating in the entire Division. For that team, we are currently looking for a full-time Expert/Senior expert Automation and Connectivity Digital/Industry 4.0.

Your Tasks

As part of the “Advanced Process Automation and Digital Solutions” team, you will be responsible to support our diverse daughter companies in the identification and evaluation of Automation potential, with a focus on Production and Supply Chain Optimization. In addition, you will support the implementation of core projects. Furthermore, you will support the Global Digital Transformation Team in sharing and rolling-out best-practices. In addition, you will be responsible to empower the organizations with regards to your Expert subject field.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Identification and evaluation (feasibility, business case) of process automation potential in Production and Supply Chain in daughter companies of the division
  • Support implementation of selective projects
  • Core anchor point for Advanced Automation and connectivity topics in the Division with a focus on traditional as well as Industry 4.0-triggered automation
    • Traditional Automation topics: process control systems, closed loop control systems, embedded systems, network technology on machine level, etc.
    • Industry 4.0 triggered topics: M2M communication, vertical/horizontal integration, interfaces and protocols (e.g., OPC-UA, TSN, wireless communication, …), decision support systems, mobile industrial assistance systems (human in the loop), material tracking solutions, etc.
  • Trend and technology monitoring for innovations in the respective field of expertise
  • Best-practice and knowledge sharing (e.g., trainings, know-how exchange)
  • Coordination of Automation efforts across daughter companies
  • Report regularly to the Digital Transformation leaders in the Division

Your Profile

  • A technical university degree/university of applied sciences degree with a focus on Automation, Network technology; or comparable long-standing professional practical record in Automation
  • Profound/longstanding experience in the field of Automation (hardware and software knowledge) with demonstrably strong implementation skills and delivered projects in the production area
  • Strong experience in evaluation of industrial – preferably Iron and Steel – processes and development of concrete solutions (6-Sigma/Lean skills preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience of Digitization/Industry 4.0 approaches and technologies with a focus on Automation; further basic knowledge in disciplines like robotics, sensors, data analytics, etc. is desired
  • Understanding of business economics, as well as conceptional capabilities is desired
  • Strong project management skills, moderation skills, solid delivery of trainings/work-shops and dealing with ambiguity as strengths
  • Entrepreneurial character, well organized and self-standing
  • Ideally analytical, a solution focused problem solver who can create excitement in a team
  • Fluent communication in German and English
  • Willingness to travel

What we offer

We offer an interesting and diversified task in a newly established and dynamic team with a large degree of freedom in shaping the Digital transformation of voestalpine High Performance Metals GmbH, as well as a competitive salary package (based on your experience and performance) paired with a good social environment

Salary package: The collective minimum salary agreement for this position is € 3.513,83 (14 x per year). The actual payment depends on the particular qualification and experience.

Beginning: as soon as possible


If you feel this challenging and rewarding job is right for you, we would be pleased to receive your complete application in English or German (please state your earliest possible starting date and salary expectations).

More information about our application process can be found on the first page of our application form and in the “”.

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We are looking forward to receive your application.


announcement till 02.08.2018

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