R&D Engineer PLA / Copolymers with good background in Chemical Engineering (m/f)

22.08.2019 | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

R&D Engineer PLA / Copolymers with good background in Chemical Engineering (m/f)


Sulzer Chemtech, a division of Sulzer Ltd, holds leading positions in the fields of separation, reaction, and mixing technology. With locations for sales, engineering, production as well as installation and maintenance service, Sulzer Chemtech maintains a worldwide presence for its clients in the oil and gas, hydrocarbon processing and other industrial markets.


Sulzer’s business unit Polymer- and Crystallization Technology has been active for many years in selling plants and components for the processing of polymer foams and particle foams, as well as for polymerization processes, in particular for the polymerization of the biopolymer polylactic acid (PLA). Sulzer develops the plant technology as well as formulations and applications and assists our customers on a global basis when implementing new products. To reinforce and grow the Polymer business further Sulzer is investing in a very versatile pilot plant for PLA and copolymers. Therefore, we are looking for a


R&D Engineer with good background in Chemical Engineering (m/f)


Your tasks

  • Responsible for R&D projects in the field of PLA and copolymers
  • Design and operate polymerization pilot plant
  • Run and support HAZOP studies and risk analysis for polymer pilot plants
  • Organization and collaboration in execution of customer tests
  • Support of Sales and Process Engineering teams in customer projects
  • Regular updating about projects in the form of technical reports


Your profile

This position requires a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, ideally with PhD or equivalent specialization in polymer chemistry. You have experience in designing and operating pilot plants and plant safety. You are interested in working in an R&D environment and are open for hands-on work in the lab and pilot plant. You are well organized and a team-player. You like customer contact and are able to interact effectively with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Fluency in English is required. German skills would be an advantage. The job requires some regional and international travel (10 – 20%).


We offer

…an interesting and challenging position in an international environment with various opportunities for further development within the company.


Interested? We are looking forward to receiving your complete application including motivation letter, CV, diploma and work certificates via our online-tool. Please contact Matthias Laeubli, HR Manager, phone +41 52 262 37 30 if you have questions.


Candidates from EU / Switzerland with a valid work permit will have first consideration.




Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, 100%


Sulzer AG

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