Head of Center of Competence Automation & Equipment (m/f)

The Goldschmidt Thermit Group is a globally recognized and proven supplier of products and services for the construction, renovation, modernization and intelligent predictive maintenance of railway tracks. We are an innovative and modern, globally operating company with over 20 locations worldwide. Our highly qualified employees have been transforming visions into products for more than 120 years. Become part of our team.

In Leipzig, at the earliest opportunity, for our Business Unit Rail Solutions we are looking for a:



  • Build up, combine and extend the expertise of the company group in the area of the automation of tools and equipment for application in the railway industry
  • Inspiration and interface for market solutions and products with a high degree of measurement, control technology
  • Initialization and coordination of projects to develop and improve smart solutions and products with a high level of automation
  • Work towards modular organization and automation of production processes
  • Creation of guidelines for PLC or embedded PC programming, e.g. for automation of road/rail grinding vehicles
  • Support for group companies for market launch of products requiring technical explanation


  • Completed studies in the area of electrotechnical, control, automation or process engineering or comparable completed studies
  • Minimum five years professional experience in development and application (commissioning) of controllers (automation) and loop controllers for (industrial) plant and (special) machines
  • Able to work independently and autonomously
  • Document and share expertise as factor for success
  • Reliable, pragmatic and team player with theoretical state-of-the-art expertise
  • Experience with the filing of patents is an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of German and English orally and in writing required, further languages an advantage
  • Willing to travel within Germany and also internationally (approx. 30%)

Realize your own ideas in a dynamic, professional and international atmosphere. We can offer you an attractive working environment, continuous development through training and performance-based remuneration and other attractive employer contributions. We are looking forward to your informative application documents with details of your salary expectations and your earliest availability by email.


Goldschmidt Thermit GmbH
Human Resources
Hugo-Licht-Str. 3
04109 Leipzig
Phone: +49 (0) 341 355918-0