R&D Engineer

Country: Netherlands;

City: Heerlen

Vacancy added: 02.03.2016

Employer: ICL Specialty Fertilizers

Vacancy type: Vacancy for students or masters;

For whom: For researchers;

Resumes due: 31.03.2016


Department: R&D
Reports to: Jesús Hernández
Direct reports: None

Position summary

In the challenging world of specialty fertilizers, a company striving to keep the lead like ICL Specialty Fertilizers needs rapid adaptation to market requests and continuous introduction of new products while keeping high quality and strict compliance with regulations.

In this dynamic environment you, as R&D engineer, will use your innovative and out of the box thinking to adapt and improve existing processes and develop novel technologies for the polymer coating of fertilizers. You will be directly involved in virtually all the stages of the development, from the manufacturing of prototypes in the lab to the scale up and design of the full commercial scale process, including in-house trials but also with third parties. As R&D engineer you will be leading research initiatives and propose new approaches for which you will use your strong knowledge in polymer processing with a proactive mind-set, not afraid to get your hands dirty, to be able to be the driving force that makes things happen.

You will be part of the Engineering group in Heerlen (The Netherlands) which is part of the global ICL Specialty Fertilizers R&D, with possible assignments to different locations worldwide.

Position and key responsibilities
  • Manage and be responsible person for a certain number of projects in the novel coatings of fertilizers;
  • Define goals, set priorities and drive the project forward within budget and time;
  • Plan, lead and perform sets of experiments and plant trials in-house or by third parties within your projects or as support for other groups;
  • Collaborate with supply-chain and all involved parties for scale-up of different processes;
  • Take part in the engineering aspects of different developments in the coating of fertilizers.
Education and skillsWe are looking for a pragmatic, self-propelled and hands-on person with the following profile:
  • MSc/MEng degree in Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering;
  • Proven experience in polymer processing, preferably > 3 years of experience in a production industrial environment;
  • Good project management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (Dutch is a plus).

For more information you can contact: Jesus Hernandez via jesus.hernandez@icl-group.com.

You can send your English application letter, including CV, via the 'Apply':

Attn. of Mrs. Peggy de Mey, Talent Acquisition Specialist, ICL Shared Service Center, Tel.: +31 (0) 641656203.

Agency calls not appreciated.

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