Working Student, Materials Recycling

  • Contract

Company Description

TOMRA Recycling is a pioneer in sensor-based sorting and the global market leader in the recycling business! With over 13,800 installed machines in more than 80 countries, we provide our customers with powerful sorting and analysis solutions.

What awaits you?

You'll find yourself in a young team of motivated individuals who value a respectful and collaborative work environment. We offer flat hierarchies, flexible working hours, modern offices, and an international work environment. Besides, TOMRA is making a positive impact on the environment, something you can resonate with.

Can you? If yes, read on.

The working hours can be flexibly adjusted to fit your study schedule, but we expect a minimum of 8 hours per week. We offer good pay, paid vacation and sick days, as well as a relaxed atmosphere in a friendly team where you can learn a lot.

Job Description

Your task?

TOMRA employs various state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques for sensor-based material sorting. To use these methods for recycling, large amounts of camera images need to be annotated with information. Your task is to recognize and classify the objects depicted in these images. Additionally, there are planned counts of recyclable materials in our technical facility.

In summary:

  • Classification of objects in camera images.
  • Sorting and counting of recyclable materials (at the technical facility in Mülheim-Kärlich).


  • You are studying any subject and have at least 6 months until your graduation.
  • You have a good technical understanding.
  • You have good English skills.
  • You have an independent and structured way of working.
  • You have self-discipline.
  • You are not averse to both monotonous screen work and contact with real recyclable materials.


We offer you:

  • The opportunity to apply, deepen, and expand the knowledge you've gained during your studies.
  • An interesting and future-oriented field.
  • A team of motivated young colleagues in an international work environment, tackling tasks together.
  • Provided equipment: Laptop, monitor, mouse, headset.
  • Flexible scheduling of your working hours for screen work (without prior coordination with us).
  • Canteen goodies: coffee, tea and fruits are free of charge.
  • 10-19 hours during the semester and up to 39 hours during the semester break.
  • Six weeks of vacation.
  • A monthly salary.

Additional Information

If you are interested in the position, apply with a cover letter and a certificate of enrollment. The team looks forward to welcoming you 😉

For more information about TOMRA, you can find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also find us on Instagram (tomrarecyclingpeople).


*TOMRA does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age, or 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 importantly, it’s a match!

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