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Working Student Granulation (f/m/x)

Job Offer Full-Time

Hamburg-Harburg / Buchholz in der Nordheide (near Hamburg, DE)

We are tackling global plastic pollution! Do you want to help us? 


Would you like to gain practical experience alongside your studies? Do you want to work in an ambitious startup and contribute to the rapid expansion of our production? Then we are looking for you!


About traceless


We are a young company - with a big vision: a future free of pollution and waste! At traceless, we engineer advanced biomaterials that integrate into nature's biological cycle without leaving a trace. Our innovative technology allows us to produce biomaterials from plant residues that are naturally compostable and holistically sustainable. Now we need to scale up our production to replace as much plastic and bioplastic as possible with our materials - and that's where you come in!


About the position

As a Working Student for Granulation, you will help us make our production processes faster. With your assistance, you help us to increase the output of our granulate and make our materials applicable to a maximum array of applications to make the biggest possible contribution to solving global plastic pollution! This role offers a great opportunity to gain experience with the production, extrusion processes, and conversion of natural polymer-based products and establish traceless as the market leader for compostable plastic substitute materials. You will

  • Actively support our Product Development and Pilot Plant members in the production of our traceless granulate.

  • Assist in testing new extrusion process parameters

  • Evaluate and analyze process data

  • Take on your own project for the technical and/or organizational optimization of our production

Who we are looking for

  • You have a hands-on mentality and are not afraid to lend a hand

  • You are available immediately

  • Ideally, you are studying (bio)process engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or a comparable technical subject

  • You have (basic) knowledge of extrusion processes

  • You think innovatively, are open-minded, a team player and have a sense of humour

  • You have good German and English skills (oral and written)


What we offer you

  • Collaboration in a team of passionate experts who create impact together

  • A fair salary (13€/h)

  • Learning new and exciting things about the plastic revolution and startup world

  • Freedom to pitch in and design solutions on your own, and thus develop our production further

  • Flat hierarchies - this will give you direct insights into the different jobs that exist in a company.

  • An innovative working environment with start-up flair between TUHH and the ISI center in Buchholz i.d.N.


At traceless, you get a job with a purpose! A team of passionate experts is waiting for you, united by strong company values, a pioneering spirit and the ecological impact we achieve together. Here you get the opportunity to make a real difference with your skills and expertise, driving traceless forward and, beyond that, the green transformation of our economy.

Don’t meet every single requirement? We would still like to hear from you - you might be just the right person for this or other roles!


We are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. Therefore, we welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/worldview, disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity.

How to apply


To apply, send us your CV via email to careers(at) and tell us in a form of your choice (e.g. in a short text or video) why you are the right person for our team. We're looking forward to getting to know you!


Working Student, Studentische Hilfskraft, Produktentwicklung, Product Development, Plastics, Kunststofftechnik, Nachhaltigkeit, Sustainability, Greentech, Impact, Purpose Jobs, Bioökonomie, Bioeconomy, Biomaterialien, Biomaterials, Biokunststoff, Bioplastics, Biobased, Biotechnologie, Biotechnology, New Materials, Innovation, Hamburg, Buchholz, Niedersachsen, Deutschland, Germany, Europa, Europe

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