At our Martinswerk site in Bergheim we produce more than 100 specialty products based on aluminum hydroxide and aluminum oxide plus organic matting agents and carriers. Founded in 1914 and since 2016 belonging to the Huber family Martinswerk is a market leader in halogen-free fire retardants and specialty material solutions. We increase safety and performance with our specialty additives for polymers, paper and coatings and advanced products for the ceramics, refractories, polishing and agricultural industries.
Our 580 employees are fully engaged and highly qualified to develop best-in-class customer solutions. Next to being a production, customer care and supply chain hub, Martinswerk in Bergheim hosts a center of innovation excellence and serves as our European headquarters including serveral global managment functions.
What we produce
Fine precipitated alumina trihydrate (fine precipitated hydrates [FPH])
Ground & surface treated alumina trihydrate (ATH)
Pergopak® organic matting agents
Our ISO certificates
Quality is an integral part of Martinswerk’s corporate policy. Martinswerk has been ISO certified since 1991. An integrated management system ensures that quality standards are maintained in all areas of the company.
No compromises are made at Martinswerk when it comes to the quality of our products and services. This requires that everyone is committed, understands their responsibility for achieving our quality goals, and is empowered to take action to protect our customers and our brands.
Certificates for quality management, energy management, environmental management and safety management can be downloaded here:
Where to find us in Bergheim
The success of Huber Advanced Materials would not be possible without our employees. We provide them with continuous and lasting support because we know how instrumental they are.
Besides our commitment to outstanding occupational health and safety and respecting diversity, we promote fitness and well-being among our staff and offer a range of options for enhancing work-life balance. Attractive pay in line with the collective bargaining agreement for the chemicals industry is another part of our promise. And we provide generous paid leave, bonus arrangements and private retirement accounts to make life off the job as great as coming into work every day.
In addition to exciting job opportunities, we offer a variety of apprenticeships and internships, along with a cooperative education program in partnership with the European University of Applied Sciences in Brühl, Germany. With a corporate culture defined by a high level of quality consciousness, team spirit and motivation, as well as a constructive and solution-oriented organizational structure, we are poised to accomplish great things every day.
We offer our apprentices a first-rate training program, supervised by experienced instructors.
Apprenticeship as a chemical technician
We have been training young employees to qualify as chemical technicians for many decades, supervising an average of 18 apprentices per year. Thanks to this extensive training experience, we can offer trainees personalised and direct attention.
In 2019, we successfully modernised our training lab. We can now offer first-rate training by experienced instructors in a state-of-the-art facility. Our instructor, who has many years’ experience and has successfully trained countless young chemical technicians, is also actively committed to the IHK (German Chamber of Industry and Commerce) training program. The high quality of his training is also reflected in his nomination for “Trainer of the Year 2015 in the Cologne district of IHK Cologne”. Mr. Kober was shortlisted for the award.
Job profile chemical technician
As a chemical technician, you and your team are instrumental in ensuring that our products are manufactured safely, to high quality standards and in an environmentally responsible manner as specified in the corresponding production handbooks. As part of your responsibilities, you operate the control centre to guide the largely automated production process. You also contribute your technical expertise to ensure that all systems in the production plant are functioning optimally, and help to guarantee the quality of our products with your knowledge of the natural sciences and your commitment.
- Fundamental understanding of natural sciences and technology combined with excellent craftsmanship
- High capacity to grasp new concepts and strong ability to focus
- High level of commitment, reliability and dedication
- Prerequisite for hiring is a completed German Hauptschulabschluss (secondary school certificate) after grade 10b
Together with the European University of Applied Sciences in Brühl, Martinswerk offers the option of dual studies.
A dual course of study allows you to combine theory and practice. Theoretical content is taught at the university, practical skills are trained at the company.
Please feel free to visit the website of the European University of Applied Sciences for more information, and also be sure to browse the listings of dual studies opportunities in the “Careers” section on this page.
If you have any questions, please contact
1. Your application
Please submit your application documents electronically using the various job portals, our Careers page or by sending them via e-mail to info.personalwesen(at)huber.com – you will receive an electronic confirmation of receipt. If you applied by mail without providing an e-mail address, you will receive a confirmation by mail.
After our human resources and specialist departments have thoroughly reviewed your application, we will inform you of the next steps to take in the application process.
2. Selection process
If the feedback on your application is positive, we may schedule a preliminary telephone interview or invite you directly to our premises for a face-to-face interview.
After a positive initial meeting, there will be a second or third interview depending on the vacant position.
For positions in the production area, we may also invite you to take a tour of the plant, because we want to be entirely transparent about showing you your future work environment.
3. Final selection
If the selection process is concluded in your favour, we will contact you by phone and discuss how to proceed. If you have convinced us and we have convinced you, we welcome you to Martinswerk!
If you are not our chosen candidate, we will inform you of the outcome of your application process. Please continue to check or career pages regularly for other vacant positions that match your skillset.
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Electronic applications are preferred
Since we at Martinswerk are very concerned with sustainable use of resources, we ask that you please apply electronically using the various job portals or our Careers page. This is also the best way to ensure that your application reaches the correct contact person. If you are not able to apply electronically, please mail your application to:
Please make sure your application is complete and contains all the important documents we need to make an informed decision (cover letter, CV, job references, and educational transcripts).
In your application, please explain what makes you a suitable candidate and tell us what motivated you to choose Martinswerk as a potential employer.
During the entire process, delays are possible for a variety of reasons – Please be patient, we will definitely get back to you.
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Martinswerk, part of the Huber Advanced Materials business, was founded in 1914 as a subsidiary of Alusuisse to produce smelter-grade alumina from bauxite using the Bayer process. As this process involves considerable amounts of energy, it was decided to locate the company in Bergheim, near Cologne.
In 1994, bauxite was replaced with standard aluminum hydroxide as a raw material. Martinswerk transformed itself from a smelter-grade alumina supplier into one of the leading producers of special chemicals based on aluminum hydroxide and aluminum oxide.
In 2001, Martinswerk was acquired by Albemarle Corporation. In February 2016, J.M. Huber Corporation, through its Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) Division, acquired Martinswerk GmbH and a 50% joint-venture position in MAGNIFIN Magnesiaprodukte GmbH & Co KG, a manufacturer of premium quality magnesium hydroxide and oxide powders based in Breitenau, Austria.
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