R&D ENGINEER / CHEMIST
Trespa International B.V. is looking for an exceptional person, who as a Development Engineer / Chemist will participate in the development of the future products and the improvement of existing products with focus on the coatings and coating processes of our high pressure laminates.
The R&D engineer / chemist will work both for Trespa in the Netherlands and Arpa Industriale S.p.A. in Italy, with Weert in The Netherlands as the home base.
Your role as member of the Technology Department is to implement strategic initiatives and projects, and to identify new product opportunities and performance improvements.
You will often participate in technology projects and in some cases be responsible as project leader in technology projects which may vary significantly in scope, duration and team size.
As a person you:
You are driven, self-motivated and determined to set and achieve ambitious targets. You appreciate international challenges and the opportunity to work in different kind of projects, which can be either related to new product development or to continuous improvement topics at the factory.
You have strong problem solving skills and ability to structure and simplify complex problems. To move things forward you are a good communicator within the team, towards management and with external stakeholders like suppliers. Collaboration is your natural way of working.
We expect you to have:
- A Master’s degree from relevant field, e.g. Chemistry, Polymer science, Chemical and Process Engineering
- Preferably at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
- Have excellent interpersonal skills and a hands-on attitude.
- The ability to work independently and as a team member or as a project leader.
- Fluent English, other languages like Dutch or Italian are considered to be an asset.
The R&D engineer / chemist will work in Trespa’s international R&D team of highly qualified specialists and he or she will report to the R&D Manager.
The position is located at the Trespa International facilities in Weert, The Netherlands, but can involve up to 30 % of travel.