Maintenance Project Manager for French heavy industry production plants in global leading company  

Take part in the continued enhancement of production capabilities through implementation of new machinery and technology

RHI Magnesita is the global leader and driving force in the refractory business – they develop, produce, sell and install heat-resistant materials and products for high temperature production. Without RHI Magnesita cars, planes, glass, roads and many other things that we take for granted would not exist. RHI Magnesita has app. 12.000 employees, 3 bn. Euro in turnover, and serves more than 10.000 customers within steel, cement, glass, metals, energy, chemical and similar industries.

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Ensure continued development of two heavy industry production plants

The two production plants are based in Valenciennes with 100 employees and in Flaumont with 65 employees incl. temporary staff. The plants are operational 24/7/356 and produce 100 ktons yearly of dolomite bricks, burnt dolomite, dolomite mixes and cured dolomite used in different high temperature production environments like steel or cement production. Your primary responsibility is to lead projects with implementation of machinery, automation and related for both plants in close cooperation with plant management, production management, maintenance management, SC Management and Corporate Capex team. The budget is app. 1,7m Euros for the two plants in 2022 and expected to be at 1,5 – 4m Euros each year. Currently there is a major revamp of a production kiln planned with 6 weeks downtime and multiple suppliers involved. Another current high-level project is extension of crushing capacity with a new building and 4 new storage silos and a project with automatic unloading robotics.

Your daily tasks in the job encompasses:

  • Assessment of both plants and establishment of project portfolio incl. business case, cost for implementation and cost savings / efficiencies gained
  • Prepare request for investments for 2023 and the following years
  • Contact to suppliers, provide investment requests, gathering of supplier quotations and supplier qualification
  • Plan plant upgrade, provide technical documentation and coordination with all relevant stake holders
  • Follow implementation onsite incl. H&S for internal and external people working on the projects
  • Training internal staff in use of new machinery and technology
  • Document each upgrade project

You report to the Maintenance Technical Manager. For the right profile there are good career development opportunities in RHI Magnesita.

Experienced Technical Maintenance profile  

You have a master’s degree in maintenance or other technical field like mechanical engineering, automation, mechatronics or related. Further you have at least 5 – 8 years’ experience in the maintenance department in a similar kind of production plant like production of glass, steel, cement, chemicals, petrochemical, offshore industry, energy, automotive, pharma, food or similar. Alternatively you have similar experience from a maintenance consulting and services company working with this kind of customer.

Further the right candidate has the following personal traits and skills – you are:

  • A strong communicator, good at finding suitable solutions and cooperating in an open, honest, respectful and transparent manner, expressing challenges early stage
  • Pragmatic, agile, strong influencer and adaptable
  • Fluent in English – German language skills is a plus but not a requirement

What we bring to the table

We are the recognised leader in the innovative technology sector. Our company is defined by people. That’s why we value our people so much. We have a collaborative culture that values ideas and determination to add value for our customers. Our leadership style encourages open-mindedness, new ideas and initiative. We are pragmatic, positive and optimistic.

As a valued employer

– We offer you a varied and challenging role within the global market leader that is driving positive change.

– We give you the opportunity to participate in shaping the future of the industry leader in innovative technologies. We give you the opportunity to take responsibility and drive your own career success.

– You will have the opportunity to learn, lead and build something new with colleagues from around the world.

– We value a respectful and friendly environment with open decision-making processes.

– We encourage direct communication, openness and collaboration through our award-winning and innovative employee app.

About RHI Magnesita

RHI Magnesita is the result of the combination of RHI and Magnesita to form the global leading supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services. With more than 13,600 employees across more than 40 countries and € 2.9 billion in revenues we are the driving force of the refractory industry. But to deliver results for customers, that technology has to be put to work effectively. By people. That’s why we attach so much importance to our employees. Do you want to know more? Check out

Do you recognize yourself in this role?

For this position we are working with the executive search company, Brinch & Partners, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Partner Arne Kyed at or +45 2970 2031.

If you are interested in the position, please upload your CV via the link at your earliest convenience.

Arne Kyed

+45 2970 2031