Laboratory Engineer

Fulltime, -

Stenungsund, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 5 Apr 2020


Do you have a BSc or MSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering and enjoy working in a laboratory? Nouryon now have an immediate opening for an R&D Laboratory Engineer to join our Application Development Paint Team, based in Stenungsund. 

Nouryon has a unique technology base and profound experience in the production of high quality cellulose derivatives. In the Application Development Paint Team in Stenungsund we take care of support to product development projects, continuous improvement and our customers with a strong focus on rheology modifiers for waterborne architectural paint.

Main responsibilities: 

  • Active participation in R&D projects, planning, executing and reporting of lab work, technical support activities for customers and internal continuous improvement activities
  • Responsible for keeping test methods and equipment up to date in close cooperation with QC-labs
  • Responsible for ordering raw materials and lab supplies


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering 
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken 
  • Proactive, independent and result driven
  • Team player with communication and interpersonal skills
  • You have a drive for creating a safe and healthy working environment
  • Additional experiences from Paint and Coatings are considered a merit

To be successful in this position you are a good team player, eager to contribute and reach results. You are curious as a person and like to be working in a laboratory environment. You have the drive of making improvements and improve processes and are not unfamiliar with the thought on going on a few business trips per year.

Why join us?
Are you passionate about sustainability, innovation, safety, and collaboration? Do you want to grow together with a company that is forward-looking and continuously improving how they work? Our employees have ideas on how to build a sustainable future and the drive and passion to realize them. They believe that building long-term relationships and integrity are keys to success. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. We offer you countless career opportunities. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment.

Additional information  
This is a permanent position on a full time basis based in Stenungsund. Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. 

For additional information about the vacancy please contact Åsa Söderlund, Section Manager, Application Development Paint +4630385031

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Ida Sällergård, HR Business Partner,

For unions related questions please contact:
Sveriges Ingenjörer: Anna Lena Palm, +46 303 851 13
IF Metall: Annika Josefsson, +46 303 854 96 
Unionen: Anette Elmeflo, +4630385111 or Linda  Schiötz, +4630385362

If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact:

About Nouryon 
We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

We are organized in three Businesses:
Performance Formulations focuses on business lines based on tailored performance that require a high level of customer intimacy, such as those for personal care and agriculture.
Technology Solutions includes business lines that are an integrated part of our customers’ processes, such as catalysts and additives for the polymer and pulp industries.
Industrial Chemicals encompasses our salt-chlorine value chain, which supplies end markets ranging from lightweight metals and plastics to pharmaceuticals.

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The application process
After the closing date, we will start the selection process. 
In our first selection we thoroughly go through all the applications. If your skills and qualifications match the profile we are looking for, you will be invited to an initial phone interview that takes approximately 30 minutes. If you proceed in our selection process, we invite you to a face-to-face interview that takes about 1,5 hours. There you will meet with the recruiter and the hiring manager. 

We look forward to your application!

We perform drug tests on all employees as a part of our effort to maintain a drug-free environment.

We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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