For the Research & Development team of Schunk Xycarb Technology we are looking for a 

R&D Engineer

The R&D team initiates research and development programs to support the technology and product roadmaps. The scope of these programs includes material and process developments, analytical & metrology tools as well as product developments. The R&D team is equipped with a state-of-the art Laboratory to support R&D experiments and facilitate analysis for operational departments, quality control and Marketing & Sales.
  • working time: full-time
  • type of employment: unlimited
  • job location: Helmond - NL

What will you do?

Your activities vary from fundamental research to highly application driven developments. In teams you will be working on activities and projects on short term issues and developments as well as in the long-term technology programs. You will have the opportunity to initiate and shape R&D projects. Customer development activities as well as cooperation with external technology partners & institutes are part of your work.
Furthermore, you will:
  • Set up, lead and/or participate in research and development projects and activities;
  • Initiate innovations, recognize opportunities and transform these into research proposals with a clear business case and in alignment with the technology and product roadmaps and company strategy;
  • Cooperate with colleagues on all levels within the global SXT organization and the Schunk Carbon Technology group;
  • Technical and scientific support to your colleagues from Marketing & Sales in customer development programs and product launches;
  • Follow technology developments and applications;
  • Realize goals within the set time and budget in the role of project leader.

What do you offer?

  • PhD)or Master in e.g. physics, chemistry or material science;
  • Demonstrable experience with analytical research and statistical data processing in the field of material, process and / or product development;
  • Experience in material/process modeling will be highly appreciated;
  • Analytical attitude & methodical, data driven approach;
  • Entrepreneurial, curious and proactive attitude, able to recognize opportunities;
  • Motivator with a critical, but positive attitude to turn opportunities into tangible solutions
  • Ability to set up research programs with clear problem statement;
  • Experience in project management, convincing communicator;
  • Good command of the English language in word and writing.
And of course, you 'live' the core competencies of Schunk Xycarb Technology: Innovation, Collaboration and Customer focus.

What can Schunk Xycarb Technology offer you?

  • A high-tech working environment at a company with a leading and growing position in the global market;
  • An international organization with its Headquarters in Helmond;
  • An enthusiastic team and an informal culture;
  • A challenging position that offers plenty of development opportunities, in which you are stimulated in your professional and personal development;
  • An excellent salary with good secondary employment conditions.

The Schunk Group is a global technology company with around 9.000 employees in 29 countries. The company is a leading supplier of products made of high-tech materials – such as carbon, technical ceramics and sintered metal – as well as machines and systems – from environmental simulation and air conditioning to ultrasonic welding and optical machines.