Laboratory Engineer

Research & Development (R&D)
Perstorp, Sweden
Application due: August 06, 2017

For over 130 years, Perstorp has worked to improve the daily lives of millions of people around the world with innovative chemistry. Today we have an annual turnover of 11 billion SEK and have 1,500 employees worldwide, in Asia, Europe and North America. Our specialty chemicals make everything from cars to computers, from sails to shoes, lighter, stronger and safer. Every aspect of our corporate culture is infused with our core values of focused innovation, reliability and responsibility.

The main responsibility for R&D is to contribute to the innovation process, comprising application, product and process development, within the Perstorp Group and also to support business in all types of customer relations. The Product and Process Development department now has an opportunity for a temporary position, 6 months, as a Laboratory Engineer. You will work in our team and play a major role in ensuring the delivery of our objectives. Although present in many different countries, we are considered a small company. This means you are never anonymous – what you do really counts. You will have opportunity to influence and contribute. And if this is not enough - you will be surrounded by friendly, supportive and engaged colleagues!

It is an exciting time with many interesting and challenging projects in the pipeline. Product and Process Development is responsible for product and process development from the initial screening phase up to up-scaling. The group leads and takes part in development work for new and existing products working with other departments within Innovation as well as the Technology departments.

As Laboratory Engineer your main assignments will be:
• To participate and contribute in process and product development projects.
• Plan and perform laboratory tasks such as different synthesis and processing techniques.
• Participate in and support the technological development of the department regarding different unit operations such as distillation, crystallization, extraction, ion exchange, and upscaling.
• Work tasks might contain high complexity and require good planning, interaction and coordination with colleagues from other departments.
 
The position requires that you have a positive and curious attitude to new challenges, good strategic and independent thinking as well as coordination ability. What we expect from you is an open-minded attitude and a collaborative way of working, striving for knowledge sharing with your colleagues. Goal orientation is vital and communication and networking skills are keys for success.

We believe a technical education on minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent with good chemical knowledge and experience of practical operation of different synthesis and processing techniques is required.

R&D is a project-oriented organization and familiarity to project driven work is acknowledged. Spoken and written English is required.

We offer a position full of variety and challenges in a very enthusiastic and driven team with expressed possibility to influence your development within the organization. The position is located at Perstorp R&D Centre in Perstorp that is located in the south of Sweden.

For more information about the position contact:

Matias Kangas, Head Product & Process Development, +46435788039 or
Tove Svärd, R&D Director, +46435788032.

Please send your application no later than August 6th.

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