SMS group GmbH is a global leader in metallurgical plant and rolling mill technology. We are part of the SMS group who generate sales of about EUR 3 billion with some 14,000 employees worldwide. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation. A performance-based corporate culture in a strong family company with a global presence are excellent reasons for shaping your future with us.

We are offering (m/f) students the opportunity to complete their degree thesis with direct practical relevance in our company.

Master’s thesis on the evaluation of different process concepts for a pilot-scale, multi-stage desalination plant for blowdown water in a steelworks cooling circuit (m/f)


A container-type pilot plant for desalinating cooling circuit water is to be built for the Flat Rolling Plants division. As part of the WEISS project, a study of the different process alternatives and the way these interact to attain the maximum, energy-efficient and operationally stable recovery of water from blowdown water is being carried out. These trials are currently being carried out at our customer’s works in Hagen.


We are looking for a suitable candidate to assist with these trials, preferably a mechanical engineering and sales engineering graduate with manual craft skills, starting immediately. Your duties will essentially comprise the dimensioning and rating of commercial-scale plants and the calculation of investment and operating costs. The dimensioning and rating is to be optimized on the basis of economic considerations. You will perform a multi-criteria analysis based on interviews with experts to determine specific criteria and other aspects. The aim of this is to draw up an overall concept that is both economically attractive and technically robust.


Why not seize this opportunity? We look forward to receiving your online application. For more information please contact Ms. Weis.