Internship / Thesis in the field of R&D Industrial Parts Cleaning / Metal Pre-Treatment (f/m/d)

SurTec International GmbH

Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.
SurTec, a company of the Freudenberg Group, is a leading provider of chemical specialities for surface treatment, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia, operating in more than 20 countries with its own subsidiaries and a global distribution network. Headquartered in Germany, the company serves four fields of application – Industrial Parts Cleaning, Metal Pre-treatment, Functional and Decorative Electroplating. We offer a highly comprehensive portfolio in these sectors and supply almost all segments, industries and markets dealing with advanced surface treatment.

Some of your Benefits

  • Performance related bonus: When you have an impact, you can reap the rewards.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We focus on providing an inclusive environment and recognize our diversity contributes to our success.
  • International opportunities: Grow in your career through international exchange and global job opportunities.
  • Personal development: We offer a variety of trainings to ensure you can develop in your career.
  • Safe environment: We strive to ensure safety remains a top priority, and provide a stable environment for our employees.


You support our team as

Internship / Thesis in the field of R&D Industrial Parts Cleaning / Metal Pre-Treatment (f/m/d)


  • Independent processing of one or more development projects
  • Analysis of existing processes and materials
  • Planning and execution of laboratory tests in the chemical field
  • Detailed documentation of results
  • Close cooperation with production and application engineering
  • Characterization and evaluation of treated surfaces using various methods such as corrosion tests, surface tension measurements or UV fluorescence
  • Transfer of the new processes to pilot plant scale


  • Studies in chemical engineering, process engineering, chemistry, materials science or related fields.
  • Interest in topics related to surface technology, corrosion protection and cleaning
  • Good computer skills (MS-Office)
  • Independent working style and good analytical skills
  • Commitment, initiative, ability to work in a team, creativity and enjoyment of practical work
  • The internship/thesis should be a mandatory part of your studies and last at least 5 months.

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.