Job Opportunities @ Arteco – OEM Support Engineer and Development Chemist

Arteco, a leading developer and manufacturer of quality antifreeze coolants and heat transfer fluids for automotive and industrial applications, is looking for an OEM Support Engineer and a Development Chemist.

OEM Support Engineer @ Arteco

As OEM Support Engineer, you are the main contact between external customers, R&D partners and the R&D department. From this role, you give input on future product needs and industry challenges responsible for coolant development trends.

Your responsabilities
  • You develop long-term technical relationships with industry driver OEMs by following up on their product and technical issues or questions, handling product line support and providing trainings. You secure and manage required approvals/licenses on existing formulations and formulation changes and arrange for the necessary laboratory or field-testing to obtain these approvals in a timely fashion.
  • You provide technical support and training to your colleagues from Sales and Marketing.
  • You participate in strategy development, knowledge sharing and cross-departmental communication.
  • You coordinate laboratory activities related to technical and field support by planning and initiating the projects, coordinating lab testing, reviewing and reporting to the internal stakeholders (Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing) on project status and documenting finalized projects.
  • You develop long-term technical relationships with industry Tier 1 suppliers.
  • You act as an ambassador for the Arteco values, Code of Conduct and policies.

Your profile
  • You hold a master or a PhD degree in Chemistry or have a bachelor degree with 10 years of experience in coolant development or related fields.
  • Ideally, you are a native speaker in French or have excellent knowledge. English is equally important. Any other languages are a plus.
  • We are looking for a strong communicator with good presentation skills for OEM and customer contacts.
  • Sound technical ability and in depth scientific knowledge are important assets, as well as creative and analytical skills.
  • Positive and constructive collaboration will lead to success in this position.

Arteco’s offer
Arteco offers you a challenging role in a growing and financially sound company. You will be working in an international environment with high quality and safety standards. You will join a dynamic team who values independent thinking and teamwork. Arteco believes people are key to their success, giving employees opportunities for personal development and growth. Arteco offers a competitive salary package, group insurance, health insurance, meal vouchers, a large vacation entitlement, the possibility to work from home 1 day per week…

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Development Chemist @ Arteco

As Development Chemist, you manage the developments for our product portfolio. You are responsible for the additive package development as well as for product development in relation to coolants, heat transfer fluids and hot-test or running-in fluids. In addition to research and development, you will also have OEM and supplier contacts in support of the product range and upcoming product introductions.

Your responsabilities
  • You develop product formulations that meet market global, regional and/or key OEM requirements in alignment with the business plan.
  • You participate in the support of the Company’s worldwide coolants marketing and manufacturing activities to enable identification of future product needs and supplier intelligence.
  • You develop long-term technical relationships with industry driver partners.
  • You use your acquired skills to provide guidance and coaching to lab technicians and other colleagues. At a later stage, you give presentations and provide trainings.
  • You act as an ambassador for the Arteco values, Code of Conduct and policies.

Your profile
  • You hold a Master or PhD degree in Chemistry. A solid working experience in the field is desirable, but we also want to have a chat with ambitious graduates.
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken). Knowledge of Dutch and German and presentation skills are assets for customer contacts.
  • Collaborating with other research team members, our sales teams and industry partners is your second nature.
  • You have strong and in depth scientific knowledge and good technical insights.
  • Your creative and analytical skills will lead to success in this position.

Arteco’s offer
Arteco offers you a challenging role in a growing and financially sound company. You will be working in an international environment with high quality and safety standards. You will join a dynamic team who values independent thinking and teamwork. Arteco believes people are key to their success, giving employees opportunities for personal development and growth. Arteco offers a competitive salary package, group insurance, health insurance, meal vouchers, a large vacation entitlement, the possibility to work from home 1 day per week…

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Job Opportunity @ Lawter – Innovation Scientist

Lawter, a leading supplier to the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries is looking for the right individuals to join its Innovation team to: pioneer new technologies, research and develop new products, convert business development opportunities into new products and prototype innovations to drive long term business growth. The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged rosin availability and usage in new markets and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.

For its headquarters in Europe (Kallo), Lawter is looking for an Innovation Scientist.

Your responsabilities
  • Envision and articulate creative processes and technologies to drive improvement in Total Cost of Ownership in target markets.
  • Develop innovative new products, in accordance with Innovation Group initiatives.
  • Function as lead researcher and manage R&D projects for technologically sophisticated products to successful implementation. Experience in polymer and organic synthesis is required, and specific knowledge of polyurethane technology is highly desired.
  • Actively contribute to ideation and development of intellectual property. Literature search and proposal of new developments that leads to new projects.
  • Make recommendations for additional technology investments.
  • Identify gaps and solve problems between internal capabilities and new product’s requirements.
  • Cooperate and communicate with Lawter and parent company main R&D to enable synergies between business lines.
  • Develop, nurture and utilize network of technical experts from current and potential markets, customer bases and suppliers as well as technical experts from universities and technical institutes to identify emerging issues and technologies.
  • Maintain high level of knowledge and awareness of regulatory standards and regulations. Gather technical intelligence by reading published literature, patents and press releases and attending conferences and tradeshows.
  • Actively cooperate and communicate with all internal functions and resources, particularly R&D, Business Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and Engineering in order to leverage internal synergies.
  • Conduct specification and feasibility analysis on new products.
  • Present project updates using PowerPoint and other presentation software.
  • Conduct business activities in accordance with Company policy, EH&S, and Business Ethics.
  • Performance of other duties as required by supervisor.

Your profile
  • MS or Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or related field.
  • Knowledge of Polyurethane technology is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in a product development role is preferable.
  • Experience with creative problem solving techniques such as TRIZ is desirable.
Other required skills and abilities include:
  • Ability to work and communicate in an office, professional lab environment and a plant-manufacturing environment. Travel may be required as needed with minimal global travel.
  • Good English oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Mathematical skills at a level consistent with stated degree.
  • Reasoning ability: must be able to think through complex issues analytically, even in difficult, emotionally charged situations. Must be able to analyze multiple causes and solutions to complex problems; Must be able to maintain a clear sense of perspective, seeing different aspects of a problem and then focusing on the key issues. Must be able to develop and hold a clear understanding of priorities.
  • Creative, curious.
  • Project management skills, open-minded, data-driven.
  • Thinker and Doer/Hands-on.
  • Internally motivated/Self-starter.
  • Ability to manage own assignments on schedule and in accordance with project.
  • Proven team-work ability to work in a global cross-functional team environment.
  • Physical demands: standing, sitting, bending, stooping. Lifting up to a maximum of 15 kg.
  • Work environment: business office environment. Lab environment. Plant locations, customer locations.

Lawter’s offer
You will be part of an exciting, dynamic and highly technological environment with an open and direct culture. Your job has significant impact towards the future. You will be offered a competitive salary package including benefits such as meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance, pension plan, bonus plan, ecocheques, …

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Job opportunity @ DCM/Scientia Terrae – Expert Biobased Chemistry

Scientia Terrae is a not-for-profit-organization that functions as a research, service and education institute for the benefit of the horticulture industry and food sector. The company has positioned itself at the interface between the academic world and the agriculture industry to translate fundamental science into practical solutions and real-world applications.

Because of continuous growth, Scientia Terrae is looking for an Expert Biobased Chemistry to expand their team.

Your responsabilities


In this position at Scientia Terrae, you will be responsible for experimental work and support concerning diverse chemical challenges within simultaneous research projects regarding product- and process optimization, as well as product development. You will have a strong collaboration and interaction with the various research teams at Scientia Terrae, as well as with the teams of R&D, Product Management and Production at DCM (De Ceuster Meststoffen in Grobbendonk). In general, your role will strongly focus on your expertise in biobased chemistry, where your main goals will be:

  • Developing biobased chemical formulations (primarily liquids) in the field of organic fertilizers, biocontrol products and biostimulants
  • Searching and using raw materials and additives that can be used in biological farming, to obtain chemically and biologically stable products that retain their quality parameters during storage
  • Sourcing, developing and applying extraction methods that are allowed to be used in biological farming
  • Translating formulations from lab scale to production scale
  • Initiating innovative biochemical techniques and ensuring a thorough follow up after implementation
  • Following up plant trials to better understand the effects of different formulations regarding plant growth
  • Writing protocols and maintaining accurate and extensive documentation in accordance with internal procedures
  • Developing a network of interesting external stakeholders that can provide extra support/knowledge regarding new methods and techniques

Your profile


You have a Master degree in Bio-engineering: Chemistry & Bioprocess technology, Master in Chemistry, Master in Catalytic Technology or a Master in Industrial Sciences: Chemistry and you have a least five years of experience within a similar of related position. Furthermore, you have an outspoken interest for the horticultural and agricultural sector.

You are passionate about working in the lab and you consider yourself to be a real specialist in formulation technology. However, within every project, you stay absolutely solution focused in your approach.

You have strong communication skills and you have a good pragmatic attitude. You are action and goal oriented and you show a high analytical capacity with strong creative problem solving qualities.

You are a true team player with excellent interpersonal skills that make it possible to work efficiently with people of all backgrounds. On the other hand, you are able to work very independently and you show strong eager to take initiative. You fit perfectly within a matrix structure. When required, you are willing to work flexibly to achieve deadlines and you are willing to travel to Grobbendonk occasionally.

You are fluent in English (speaking and writing) and you can work with an international and diverse team. Knowledge of Dutch is seen as an asset.

Scientia Terrae’s offer


Scientia Terrae offers a challenging and innovative environment where you can play an important role in a dynamic research center that works in close collaboration with the family holding Group De Ceuster. Initiative and professionalism are greatly appreciated within a company that’s represented by an open culture and a high involvement of its employees. Your remuneration will be in accordance with your experience and responsibilities.

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Job opportunity @ Puratos – Research Manager New Processing Technologies

As member of the Upstream Research Department team, leading the introduction and development of innovative technologies in Puratos, this role is focusing on identifying, developing and validating emerging and disruptive processing technologies in the field of bakery, patisserie and chocolate processing.The function requires strong creative, hands-on and collaborative skills, as well an extensive external and internal network.

 Key Accountabilities

·        To take the lead in proactively and creatively sourcing, building and developing breakthrough processing technologies to leverage and support product and process innovations throughout Puratos.

·        To make interdependently connections between new processing technologies (even outside food business) and product opportunities across the Puratos portfolio, and to convince the business of these opportunities.

·        To extend and build an external network, mainly throughout Europe, of companies, start-ups, Universities and Expertise Centers having a link to development and validation of existing and new processing technologies. To source actively for highly valuable collaborations with these partners and start-up new structural collaborations.

·        To set-up, lead and support cross-departmental teams to leverage implementation of new processing technologies supporting NPD.

·        To focus on sustainability impact of existing and new processing, having a holistic view to reduce CO2 footprint / waste in the broadest possible approach (drying technologies, processing water, raw material and processing waste streams, …).

·        To consult and/or advise Group Engineering teams & Local Engineering teams on potential processing technologies, identified through the different open innovation platforms.

·        To communicate actively own expertise, projects, future developments etc. throughout Puratos Group by different media (e.g. community presentations, social media, practical sessions, trainings, regional seminars).      

·        To (pro-)actively collaborate and communicate in professional organizations and networks (e.g. conferences, social media platforms) to leverage own expertise and use it in (potential) Puratos projects.

·        To have keen interest in emerging & disruptive technologies and take part of different platforms / work groups dealing with these subjects.

Who are we looking for?

·        You have 2 – 5 years of experience, ideally engaged within an innovative & entrepreneurial setting, preferably business environment (food or non-food).

·        You have a master degree in Civil, Industrial or Bio-Engineering (Mechanical, (Bio-)Chemical, Process Engineering).

·        A technically skilled and oriented person, having a creative and hands-on mindset with an open view on opportunities between different businesses.

·        An established insight in properties & structures of food-ingredients and –matrices is a strong asset (knowledge of food fermentation is a plus) to be able to match new technologies to food processing.

·        Possessing an entrepreneurial mindset, strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Stakeholder and project management (incl. understanding of cost drivers) skills are a strong asset. Having the ability to guide, lead and take part of multiple projects in parallel.

·        The ability  to work across a matrix organization.

·        The ability to influence people and decisions in a positive, non-hierarchical and effective way is essential.

Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a stable family business that has become an international market leader with a strong corporate culture and a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. You will receive plenty of room to take initiative. In that way, you will contribute to the company’s success. A challenging work environment with varied tasks is what you can expect:

·        many responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work

·        training and career opportunities to evolve within the company

You can count on a competitive salary package with benefits such as

·        meal vouchers (8€/day)

·        free group and hospitalization insurance

·        company car and fuel card

·        bonus plan

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Who are we?

The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 8800 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.

Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.

Shall we meet soon?

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