Waste4ME is a growing company, constantly looking for new talents. Our team mentality is straightforward and product-oriented. You have the freedom to plan your work and set your own milestones in line with the company goals. As you gain knowledge and experience in different sectors you can grow within the company. Additionally, if you want to suggest a different topic and you think you can add value, make a proposal including milestones and catch our attention. 

Read more about our values, mission and vision here

Below you can find the current openings for the full-time positions and also for internships or graduation projects. 

Didn't you find a matching position? If you have an idea for another relevant vacancy, feel free to contact us! We appreciate people with ideas.

 
 

Vacancies

At this moment we are set with permanent staff. You are welcome to check our website for new openings that may appear later on. If you think that you can contribute to our company's development, have specific knowledge and skills, want to strengthen our team, please, feel free to send us your CV. 

 

Internships and graduation projects

Cooling tower modelling - Internship 

Our demonstration pyrolysis plant is constantly researched upon to prove technical and economic feasibility to develop a second version of our WER (Waste Energy Recycling) unit. One of the parts that needs to be looked at in this process is our cooling tower. The cooling tower provides relatively cold cooling water to cool different systems in our unit. We want to optimize the current cooling tower to make it future proof and with the data that we collect, make a model that can calculate the cooling capacity based on the cooling requirements of the different systems.

This model can later be used to provide the building criteria for the cooling tower of version two of the WER unit. In this model, environmental factors, and resource (water) availability should also be taken into account. This would mean that there should be an option for open cooling tower and closed cooling tower. This will be part two of the internship.

 

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Date published:

20/09/2021

Cleaning Procedure via auto-ignition, coking and fouling prevention - Internship 

When working with waste as feedstock for our pyrolysis process, the output of the process are gas, ash and oil. This is made through the use of the pyrolysis, a thermochemical treatment which depolymerizes end-of-life plastics into their constituent monomers, thus turning plastics back into a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, a non-condensable part being the pyrolytic gas as well as a solid residue resulting from the high temperature slow residence time pyrolytic operation. The pyrolysis system generating these outputs, in the current situation of the company  as well as for the future commercial scale plant (processing 35 kilotons of plastics waste per year), needs a cleaning procedure to be implemented in order to get rid of residual material from the pyrolytic reactor as well as for reducing or eliminating fouling and coking in the pyrolysis system.

 

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Date published:

22/07/2021

Pyrolytic gas separation and storage - Graduation/Internship position

Our demonstration pyrolysis plant is constantly researched upon to prove technical and economic feasibility, with a whole range of possible marketable output. One of these crucial topics is the processing and storage of our pyrolytic gas. Therefore, your internship will focus on the design for future implementation of a realistic project for the processing and storage of the output.

Your internship will be focused on designing this separation in detail and confirming the results by carrying out tests in a lab-scale setup. You will be responsible for fabricating the lab scale setup to carry out tests and test the separation system in real world conditions. Based on these results you must determine the real world feasibility of the separation process.

 

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Date published:

22/07/2021

Date published:

22/06/2021

Potential of Integrated Steam Cracking of Pyrolytic Oil - Internship

The steam cracking process is one of the most important in the petrochemical industry. The production of ethylene and propylene from naphtha via thermal cracking is a cornerstone of the chemical industry. At Waste4ME, we operate and work on improving our demonstration pyrolysis plant located in Moerdijk, The Netherlands, by thriving to optimize our pyrolysis system as well as the output yielded. One of these outputs is a pyrolytic crude oil which in unrefined.

Just like in an olefin plant, in which the cracking furnace is a core component, Waste4ME aims at researching about the possibilities to crack the lower-value feedstocks into higher-value products. The optimal operation of these units is a key factor in maintaining safety, efficiency and profitability of olefins.

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Date published:

12/03/2021

Plastic Organic Chemistry Research - practical internship or graduation project

Recovery of oil and gas from mixed plastics is a complex process from pyrolysis due to the heterogeneous nature of the plastic composition. It is almost impossible to determine the exact composition of pyrolysis oils, and laboratory testing gives an approximation of the overall makeup of the oil by functional groups and hydrocarbon chain length. Therefore, it would be the role of the intern to research how to best approximate the properties of the oil for recovery and reuse in the system and create a functional database of the plastics to determine key parameters for process units.

Waste4ME is looking for someone with a knowledge of chemistry (specifically organic), and especially that of polymers and its related studies. You will be researching way to characterise plastic polymers and compounds in way that simplify a complex problem into a relative simplified model. 

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Pyrolytic system modelling - graduation program

This graduation program focuses on the deep understanding of the on-going reactions occurring in our WER as well as throughout the whole pyrolysis system. By knowing the reactions that are specific to the type of feedstock submitted to pyrolysis, Waste4ME will be able to optimize processes parameters. This is crucial for full conversion of the waste, as well as for fine-tuning the WER in order to obtain the most valuable outputs. The behavioural characteristics of the feedstock used when submitted to thermal depolymerization is the core aspect of this graduation program, and focuses on both start-up conditions and full continuous operation.

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Date published:

29/09/2020

Catalysts application in pyrolysis - research internship

Pyrolysis is the core technology used at Waste4ME for waste streams valorization; it is defined as a thermo-chemical treatment, which can be applied to any organic (carbon-based) product. During pyrolysis, the material is exposed to high temperature, in the absence of oxygen, and is submitted to chemical and physical separation into different molecules.

 

This internship opportunity is about investigating the potential application for all liquid, solid, and gaseous products to be used as fuels or chemical building blocks. For Waste4ME, on-going research focuses on the possibilities for upgrading and improving our pyrolytic system; specifically, the use of catalysts and their implementation, influences of reaction conditions and business case justification.

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Date published:

29/09/2020

Human resources internship

Are you curios about setting up an onboarding/training system for a start-up? Are you eager to work on establishing a measurable renumeration system without disturbing health and safety and teamwork? Are you ready to test your skills and knowledge in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team? Do you want to gain exposure to a fast-paced, collaborative office environment, and apply the knowledge you learned in the school?

Waste4ME is currently looking for an HR intern to contribute to its employee onboarding system as well as renumeration system. Your task, as an HR intern, is to design an introduction and training package to be offered to the new employees at Waste4ME. For this, you need to fully understand Waste4ME’s work ethics, business expectations and employee needs.

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Date published:

29/09/2020

Database designer and administrator internship

The database specialist design, implement, update, modify, and maintain the system he/she put in place to meet the needs of Waste4ME. We perform regular analysis on the pyrolysis input and output plus loads of operating parameters from different subsystems and thus needs a database system in order for the team to be able to find data quickly and efficiently. Therefore, the focus is set on a database design that is usable and safe for the company’s specific database application or a set of applications.

The person we are looking for will have a knowledge of database principles and how they apply to the real world. You will be designing and building database systems that are highly available and must be confident within all stages of our business, from initial requirements analysis, data modelling and as a great optional asset, through to  automated reporting from compiled and selected data.

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Date published:

29/09/2020

Internship Pyrolytic gas output: Processing options

Waste4ME has opened a graduation/an internship position to give talented students and graduates a real role in our business. The internship will focus on completing a major project with clear deliverables and outcomes. Our demonstration pyrolysis plant is constantly researched upon in order to prove technical and economical feasibility. One of this crucial topic is the processing and storage of our pyrolytic gas. Therefore, your internship will focus on the design for future implementation of a realistic project for the processing and storage of the output.

Not only will you come up with a realistic functional design for processing and storing our pyrolysis gas, but this project will be made in such a way that it complies with relevant limits of gas impurities and focusing on the separation of usable gases. You will also be responsible for developing and designing the system which could make use of the pyrolytic gas for energy generation.

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Date published:

29/09/2020