Plastics Materials Engineer ()


DeSter, a global provider for onboard products & services, is looking for an experienced Plastics Materials Engineer (M/F), reporting to the Team Lead product engineering
Tasks & Responsibilities
• Lead the materials development and optimization projects as part of the product development pipeline
• Translate application requirements (design, functionality…) into right material mix taking into account product and manufacturing parameters
• Drive improvements and innovations (new materials, blends…) in line with raw materials strategy
• Define and roll-out materials strategy
• Ensure Quality Assurance (Supplier quality, materials testing, trail runs, problem resolution…)
• Follow-up on market trends , new materials, pricing, suppliers, technology;;;
• Contribute to market leadership by optimizing efficiency and margins through right material mix
• Master in engineering (Chemical, Materials, Polymers) or degree in Chemistry/Product development is required;
• Demonstrated experience (> 5yrs) within (technical) plastics applications in a manufacturing and customer driven environment;
• Seasoned professional in materials applications (eg appliances, household, technical products…) with broad genuine interest in thermoplastics (engineered plastics, fillers, additives…) and familiar with plastic processing techniques (injection moulding, thermoforming…); knowledge on other materials (aluminium, glass, chinaware, stainless steel…) is an asset;
• Sound technical background on thermoplastic materials (PS, PP…) properties and compound applications;
• Problem solving and analytical approach, combined with conceptual thinking for novel material introductions
• Cross-functional team player, with good project management skills;
• Practical and pragmatic approach , aiming for customer satisfaction;
• Fluency in English (spoken and written) is mandatory; Dutch is considered an asset; other languages are a plus.

DeSter offers an attractive salary package commensurate experience, within a professional and innovation driven product development environment with international scope. The function is based in the Antwerp region with occasional international travel.

If you would like to apply for this role or find out more, please apply online or contact Filip Loossens at Robert Walters on [email protected] or call +32 (0) 2 511 66 88 quoting the reference 307600.



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