Lawter is een toonaangevend wereldwijd chemisch bedrijf en onderdeel van Harima Chemicals Inc., Tegenwoordig is Lawter leverancier voor de grafische industrie, kleefstoffen, speciale coatings, aromachemicaliën en de synthetische rubberindustrie. Lawter is actief in meer dan 20 landen met 8 productiecentra en 5 technologiecentra.

 

Voor ons hoofdkantoor in Europa (Kallo - België), zijn wij op zoek naar een:

 

R&D CHEMIST M/V

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • developing project plans for the development of new products, production methods or product compositions at the request of an account manager or internal customers; to this end taking into account business objectives and / or limiting factors regarding products, product applications and production processes.
  • scaling up and producing new products in the test phase of the project up to and including trial production run.
  • evaluating new or alternative raw materials through testing in the R&D lab and then in production, or directly in production; if positive, include it in new project design; to this end also contacting and consultation. 
  • examining new process to produce our existing products more efficiently or enhance the product performance for new applications.
  • optimizing the production process by statistical analysis
  • preparing  MOC request and MSDS request for new finished products and new raw materials.
  • drafting and adapting work instructions, procedures, specifications and technical data sheets (TDS), so that production according to specifications can be guaranteed.
  • managing and adapting formulations at the request of internal stakeholders.
  • checking whether information on the batch card is in accordance with the formula from the MOC; signaling deviations to production / QC.
  • presenting project results during sales / technical and project meetings.
  • answering technical questions following customer visits or at the request of R&D colleagues in other locations based on research data or know-how.
  • investigating technical complaints or claims relating to (formulation of) products in consultation with the QC Manager.
  • training account managers, new colleagues and technical employees, employed at the customers, regarding product properties and application possibilities
  • co) guiding process improvement projects in collaboration with process engineering, operations and M&E.
  • performing physico-chemical tests (such as GPC, GC, particle size determination) using laboratory equipment according to established standards; for this purpose also setting and calibrating measuring equipment.
  • ordering indirect materials R&D and QC lab according to procedure in collaboration with the QC department; To this end, also draw up a cost estimate for (preventive) replacement of measuring equipment.
  • providing technical support for the innovation department.

 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of chemistry.
  • Thorough knowledge of products and its applications.
  • In-depth knowledge of making and printing inks.
  • Knowledge of coatings.
  • Knowledge of production processes and installations.
  • Applied knowledge of the applicable legal and other EHS requirements and company regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of English.

  

Technical skills

  • Use of PC, peripherals, office applications and company-specific software.
  • Operating, setting and calibrating measuring equipment.
  • Operating lab and pilot reactors.
  • Determining odors and distinguishing colors.
  • Drawing up formulas, procedures, processes and specifications.
  • Performing GPC / GC analyzes.
  • Performing measurements for the specific field

 

 

Communication skills

  • Management (technical): giving instructions to production employees and project team members when scaling up products.
  • Internal: consulting with international R&D colleagues regarding extra product information or insights regarding upscaling, efficiency and / or safe working; attending and contributing to work meetings with different departments (production, purchasing, safety) in Dutch and English.
  • External: contacting customers, in consultation with the account manager, when answering technical questions; consult with possible suppliers (direct and indirect goods) in consultation with the purchasing department; in Dutch and English.

 

 

Ons aanbod:

U maakt deel uit van een hoog technologische omgeving met een open en directe cultuur.

Een competitief salarispakket zoals maaltijdcheques, ecocheques, hospitalisatieverzekering, pensioenplan, bonusplan, ...

 

 

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