Material Developer in Thermoplastics Material Platform (m/f/d) - REF50076W

Your tasks

Develop thermoplastics compounds (focus on thermoplastic elastomers) within Material & Tech. Platform Function of the Sector ContiTech with the following goals:

  • Scouting and evaluation of new (raw) materials and thermoplastic compounds.
  • Enhance existing material solutions and review/monitor for adapting product performance continuously.
  • Design formulations for processable and sustainable thermoplastic compounds. Evaluate them by designing compounding experiments in the TechCenter Plastics Compounding (or externally at toll compounders) and (advanced) analytics.
  • Approve new (raw) materials and request implementation into chemical recipe management system.
  • Create material specifications. Manage material change requests.
     
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Your profile

  • Academic degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science or similar fields
  • Absolute material competence in thermoplastic elastomers (and basic core competency in any two of polyamides, PP, PFA and PVC)
  • Analytical methods in the area of thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers
  • Structured problem solving methods (Ishikawa, 5 Why, etc)

You

  • inspire your stakeholder and contact partner with an effective communication of high intercultural sensitivity
  • are convinced that networking and knowledge sharing are key drivers for success
  • are open for new working styles and new processes

Applications from severely handicapped people are welcome. 

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Our offer

The well-being of our employees is important to us. That's why we offer exciting career prospects and support you in achieving a good work-life balance with additional benefits such as:  

  • Training opportunities  

  • Mobile and flexible working models  

  • Sabbaticals  

  • and much more...  

Sounds interesting for you? Click here to find out more.

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    About us

    Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2022, Continental generated sales of €39.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.

    The ContiTech group sector develops and manufactures, for example, cross-material, environmentally friendly and intelligent products and systems for the automotive industry, railway engineering, mining, agriculture and other key industries. Guided by the vision of “smart and sustainable solutions beyond rubber,” the group sector draws on its long-standing knowledge of the industry and materials to open up new business opportunities by combining various materials with electronic components and individual services. 

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