Lawter is a leading global chemical company, part of Harima Chemicals Inc., strong in pine chemicals and built on products developed using pine chemical resources. Today, Lawter serves the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and the synthetic rubber industries. Lawter is operating in over 20 countries with 8 manufacturing and 5 technology centers.

For its European R&D laboratory in Kallo, we are looking for a


                                                                                                                       PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER



The process development engineer will focus on a special project for two years.

Will spend his time on separation process and purification within R&D/Innovation together with the process engineer.   

Will report to the Innovation Technical Manager.



The general goal of this project is the development of a separation process for implementation on industrial scale for the purification of different kinds of new monomers, resin, and intermediates with improved product properties and potential for innovative new applications.


TASKS (after training) :

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Optimizing the operational variables of  the separation equipment to maximize product’s purity.
  • Mapping and analyzing the processes by examining the production parameters with the input of the team.
  • Developing methods to improve and optimize the quality and output.
  • Contributing to develop new products in close collaboration with the team.
  • Running the pilot installation for purification processes.
  • Analyzing the products produced with this installation.



You have recently graduated or are about to graduate as MsC in Chemical Engineering. You are greatly interested in the techniques of a production environment and in Innovation Excellence. You have a dynamic personality, are result-driven and systematically want to optimize and create novelties.  Flexibility is required as trials with this installation will be 12h day shifts and 8h day in case trial is not running. Other required profiles are the following:

  • Hands on person
  • Team player
  • High standard for 5S
  • Knowledge of basic office software.
  • Statistical analysis knowledge is desired
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills of the English language. 



International working environment in a global chemical company striving for long term sustainability.

Diverse global teams, valuing strengths, skills and perspectives of each individual.

Strong focus on product development and creativity as drivers to deliver value in terms of products and services.

Attractive remuneration package.


Interested ?

Please e-mail your application to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. or send it by post to Lawter Bvba, attn. Caroline Dobbelaere HRM, Ketenislaan 1c, 9130 Kallo .

Replies will be dealt with swiftly and in strictest confidence.