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Senior Product Development Engineer

2019-01-18 CLS Services | Nijverdal | WO / MBA | Fulltime | Sluit 2019-03-19

Are you enthusiastic, creative and driven? Experience with performance materials or textile? Do you want to join a team that work on development of new protective fabrics to satisfy the continually evolving needs of industry workers, as well as fire fighters and military and police personnel? ...

CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences. For our client, TenCate Protective Fabrics, we are searching for a Senior Product Development Engineer.

Company profile
TenCate Protective Fabrics is a leading global producer of protective fabrics. They design, develop and produce a broad range of products engineered to satisfy the continually evolving needs of industry workers, as well as fire fighters and military and police personnel.
Over the years TenCate Protective Fabrics has been the driving force for change and innovation in these varied applications where professionals demand the highest standards for safety.

Department
The Product Innovation team consists of 2 senior development engineers, 1 junior development engineer, 1 development chemist, 2 technians and 1 director.

Job description
Are you enthusiastic, creative and driven? Experience with performance materials or textile? Do you want to join a team that work on development of new protective fabrics to satisfy the continually evolving needs of industry workers, as well as fire fighters and military and police personnel?

Due to growth TenCate Protective Fabrics is searching for a senior product development engineer. In this role you will be responsible for the development and optimisation of new products, and the development and application of new technologies.
Your key responsibilities are:

  • Develop new products and processes by performing complex engineering assignments;
  • Manage development projects (pilot productions) in collaboration with production and technology to solve obstacles to product marketing;
  • Implement new products and specifications, concerning technical specifications for yarn, rag and finished products;
  • Identify market needs and scout for new product opportunities in close collaboration with marketing and product management.


In this role you are acting as project manager interacting with laboratory technicians, customers, and suppliers (rag, yarn, coatings.). You will work together on development of new fibres, yarn, rag and coatings. You run your "own" projects and report to the Director Product Innovation.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a BSc., MSc. or PhD. in textile or performance materials (fibres, yarn) with at least 4 years of experience within an industrial product development environment. You have knowledge of and experience in product development processes, preferably within the textile industry. To be successful in the role you need to have excellent communication skills in English and preferably in German.

Additional vacancy information
Reference: A1800106
Contract: Direct contract with client
Education: WO/MSc.
PhD.
HBO/BSc.
Contactperson: René Kemps
Phone: +31 (0)88 22 77 555



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