We are now looking for a Researcher, RDI, to join our GET Wood Industry team in Finland or Poland.
Your main responsibilities will include the development of new products and improvement of existing products for wood industry customers in alignment with the company’s goals. Performing analyses and tests of formulas from laboratory to industrial production lines. You will actively follow the development of raw materials, application techniques and markets to ensure the competitiveness of our products. You will report to GET Manager, Wood Industry, who is based in Finland.
To succeed in this role, you have the ambition to develop our technical solutions and ability to react flexibly to the results of your actions and to the needs of our customers. You enjoy working as part of an international research team and you are also able to make decisions independently. You communicate and co-operate efficiently with Tikkurila’s RDI community and other stakeholders with a goal to achieve the best customer value.
We expect you to have:
- Master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymeric Materials or equivalent
- Relevant experience in paint technology, especially water-borne products, 2-component or UV-technology for wooden surfaces
- Knowledge of test standards and -methods used in coating industry
- Experience in technical project management
- Result and solution-oriented mindset
- Good collaboration, networking, and communication skills
- Fluent verbal and written in English. Finnish or Polish skills are an advantage
The position can be based in Tikkurila RDI Centre in Vantaa, Finland or Debica, Poland.
We offer you a chance to work with a Nordic market leader in a challenging and international position with an opportunity for professional development, and an inspiring and motivating place to work with great colleagues.
Greetings from your future manager: “I am looking for a colleague who is professional, energetic, and eager to work with us to make outstanding contributions to product development.” – Juha Nikkola, GET Manager, Wood Industry
For more information please contact Juha Nikkola, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please apply latest by 16th of September 2020.
The position is a permanent position.
Tikkurila is a leading Nordic paint company with expertise that spans decades. We develop premium products and services that provide our customers quality that will stand the test of time and weather. We operate in eleven countries and our 2,700 dedicated professionals share the joy of building a vivid future through surfaces that make a difference. In 2019, our revenue totaled EUR 564 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Nordic quality from start to finish since 1862.