Recycling Engineer, Prototypes Development*


Company Description

Today, we are not utilizing resources in a sustainable way. In fact, the world is only 9% circular, meaning much of the Earth’s precious resources are only used once, leaving huge untapped potential for more sustainable resource management. TOMRA provides cutting-edge solutions for optimal resource productivity within the recycling, mining and food industries and is therefore uniquely positioned to shape the Circular Economy, creating demand for this way of thinking in the world. At TOMRA we want to be a thought leader, encouraging a more sustainable way of thinking and inspiring active change around the world.

TOMRA Recycling is a global leader in the field of automated sensor-based waste sorting, also being a pioneer in its field – currently TOMRA Recycling has an installed base of close to 6,460 units across more than 40 markets.

With our deep application knowledge, powerful machine learning software and a variety of in-house developed sensors we offer our customers state-of-the-art, high-performance sorting solutions for maximum purity and yield.

At TOMRA, we want people to innovate, show passion in their work and be responsible. We encourage the freedom to innovate and take risks that result in breakthroughs that challenge the status quo. We value passion that focuses and commits to meeting success. We believe in a responsible and safe mindset that takes care of our customers, products, and fellow employees.  

Join the Resource Revolution!

Job Description

We are seeking a Recycling Engineer, internally referred to as an ‚Application Developer‘, to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and testing technical prototypes for our sorting machines. From initial feasibility studies to internal and external field tests, you will be involved in every stage of development until handover to serial production. Collaboration within our dynamic, interdisciplinary team is essential for success in this role.

Your tasks: 

  • Develop and test technical prototypes up to industrialized full sorting machines:

             – Conduct feasibility studies for recycling applications;

             – Work with laboratory, test and analyzing equipment;

             – Test new products and (software)-tools;

             – Ensure final acceptance and approval of prototypes for production.

  • Technical Project Management for allocated projects.
  • Provide training to production and service staff on new machines.
  • Support field trials and market introductions at customer sites globally.


  • Master or diploma degree in waste management, environmental engineering, or a related field.
  • Proficiency in recycling processes.
  • Basic technical understanding of sensor-based technology.
  • Eagerness to stay updated on emerging trends in sensor-based technology, such as Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) and Melt Flow Index (MFI).
  • Basic knowledge of electronics and mechanical design.
  • Familiarity with project management and industrial economics.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • At least basic proficiency in German.

Additional Information

Your benefits

  • 30 days annual leave;
  • Supported company pension scheme;
  • Supported group accident insurance;
  • International SOS for private use;
  • Hybrid working principles, flexible working hours;
  • Opportunity to purchase TOMRA shares;
  • Employee benefit discounts for TOMRA Online Shop;
  • Company (e-) bike leasing;
  • Gym membership coverage support;
  • Office comfort: free parking spaces, canteen, coffee machines;
  • Professional and personal development: learning on the job, specialized course, conferences etc.;
  • Coaching opportunities – Individual Development Programs;
  • Norwegian corporate culture (no hierarchical thinking, transparent communication culture).

(!) We value your time, instead of lengthy motivation letter, simply answer one question in the „Message to Hiring Manager“ section when submitting your resume:

  • What is the name of the main sorting machine at TOMRA Recycling?

If there´s anything else you want to let us know or highlight, please feel free to add a further remark.

*Tomra does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Most important – it’s a match!


The application deadline is June 16, 2024.

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