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Senior Specialist (m/f)

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 13.7.2018

Are you looking to join a dynamic, innovation-driven, international company, building a better future for us all? UPM leads the forest based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven, and exciting future. The competence, integrity and drive of our people make us unique. We live by our values – trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage.

We are looking for an Senior Specialist (m/f) for our UPM ProFi business in Bruchsal.

UPM Biocomposites business develops, manufactures, markets, and sells high-quality composite products for outdoor end uses in construction (UPM ProFi) and granulates for a wide range of industrial and consumer applications (UPM Formi). UPM

Biocomposites is one of the Europe’s biggest natural fibre composite manufacturers and its factories are located in Finland and Germany. UPM Biocomposites is part of UPM’s new businesses. Further information: www.upmprofi.com and www.upmformi.com

Greetings from your future manager:

“As part of UPM Biocomposites’ Research and Development team, the Senior Specialists are at the heart of Biofore product development. You will be a part of a talented, experienced and enthusiastic international team, and will work closely with production and product management.”- Juha Nikkola

What you’ll do

  • Participate fully in all stages of UPM ProFi product development, including
    • collaborating in the product design and specification stage
    • leading the development and improvement of high performance composite recipes
    • planning, designing and conducting pilot trials of materials and product tests
    • participating fully in production ramp-up to industrial scale
  • Identify and assess new raw material streams: both recycled and virgin
  • Provide expert support to operations to enable optimisation and development of existing and future manufacturing processes
  • Provide expert support to product management and sales concerning own and competitor product performance and compliance with standards
  • Act as a full member of UPM Biocomposites’ Research and Development team, and collaborate fully with other Biocomposites teams and relevant external organisations:
    • Internal communication: UPM Biocomposites’ Operations, Product Management, Sales & Sourcing
    • External communication: Research centres, laboratories, standard authorities, educational institutes and raw material suppliers worldwide
  • Be located in Bruchsal, Germany, and travel internationally as needed
  • You will report to the Manager, Research and Development.

Who you are

  • You have a Master’s Degree in Materials Science or Chemical Engineering (polymers, composites, chemistry)
  • You have minimum 3 years industrial experience after graduation
  • You have proven knowledge of plastic materials, processing and characterisation
    • Experience in fibres and fillers, both organic and non-organic, would be an advantage
  • You are experienced in extrusion, compounding and material separation
    • Experience of coating, adhesives, embossing and/or other surface treatments would be an advantage
    • Experience of injection moulding could also be of value
  • You are experienced in working in project groups and in project management
  • Have hands-on mentality and like to work also on shopfloor.
  • Capable to solve multi-angle challenges, bringing together science and practice, technology and people, internal and external stakeholders.
  • You work fluently in English and in addition have proficiency of German

This is what we offer for you

  • Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.
  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organisation that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.
  • Development opportunities: With us you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career.
  • Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a more sustainable future.

Additional information

We are looking for Senior Specialist with permanent contract, starting on September 3, 2018.

For more information about the position, please contact Juha Nikkola, Manager, Research and Development, UPM Biocomposites, at tel +358405358169 on 2nd August.

Please apply via the link below and attach your CV and cover letter by 10th August 2018.

Are you interested in this position? Please visit our career page on www.upm.com and submit your online application. If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Team in the UPM HR Service Center (contacthr.de@upm.com; +49 4963 401 1522).