Lab Engineer

Fulltime, -

Stenungsund, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 25 Jan 2021

We are now seeking our next colleague, a Laboratory Engineer, within Nouryon Performance Formulations, Sweden. As Laboratory Engineer, you main area of responsibility is within new and existing product development in the Product Chemistry group. The candidate will play a vital role in maintaining and developing the equipment of the Product Chemistry department, with a strong focus on autoclaves and similar types of reactors. With a long experience in practical lab equipment maintenance, the candidate is also able to suggest and independently implement improvements. The role is placed in a group of 6 researchers and is part of a dynamic work of taking new products from the idea stage to finished multi-ton batches with many stake-holders along the way.

Main responsibilities

  • Act as an expert in process chemistry related tasks and questions in relations to new product development and research, process optimizations, customer complaints as well as in trouble shooting in the plant
  • Responsibility of equipment and instruments with the aim to maintain modern and efficient facilities that fulfil quality demands and HSE legislations.
  • Run assignments in accordance with prioritizations both for internal and external customers, and interpret the results. Report the results according to the routines in the management system.
  • Independently maintain autoclaves and run reactions in glassware and autoclaves, and assist in reactions in the pilot plant.


  • B.Sc or M. Sc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field with 5-7 years of documented experience
  • Minimum 5 years of documented experience of  practical laboratory skills and/or pilot work.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Swedish.
  • Good track record of project leadership

To be successful in this position we believe you have a high social competence, ability to solve problems, and drive changes as well as the ability to build successful and long-term relationships. You are structured, confident in your own expertise and deliver results while maintaining a high quality in your work. You also possess the ability to work efficiently and you know how to prioritize in your daily work.

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, reporting to the Section Manager Product Chemistry Sts and based in Stenungsund, Sweden.
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 Thomas Ljungdahl,  Section Manager Product Chemistry Sts +46 73 385 56 97.
For information about the recruitment process or your application, please contact Wictoria Majstrand, HR Business Partner +46 709 577 646

For unions related questions please contact: 
Akademikerklubben, Anna-Lena Palm, +46 733 855 113
Unionen, Magnus Svensson, +46 73 385 58 38

If you have any general questions 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 the hiring manager.

We look forward to your application!

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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