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Product Development Specialist - Biodegradable Coatings for Fertilizers

Bij ICL Specialty Fertilizers in Heerlen

Omschrijving organisatie

ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a subsidiary of the ICL group and employs over 450 people worldwide.
With high-quality controlled release fertilizers – such as Osmocote ®ƒn, Sierrablen® and Agroblen® – ICL Specialty Fertilizers plays a leading role in horticultural, lawn and specialty agricultural markets. In the challenging world of specialty fertilizers, a company striving to keep the lead like ICL Specialty Fertilizers needs rapid adaptation to market requests and continuous introduction of new products while keeping high quality and strict compliance with regulations.
To learn more about ICL Specialty Fertilizers, go to: https://icl-sf.com/nl-nl/

Functieomschrijving (inclusief taken en verantwoordelijkheden)

In our R&D team in Heerlen we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious person for the temporary position of:

Product Development Specialist - Biodegradable Coatings for Fertilizers

The Product Development Specialist is part of the global R&D team of ICL-Specialty Fertilizers and will report to the R&D Manager Biodegradable Coatings. He/she will support the development of biodegradable coatings and coating processes for application on fertilizer granules.

The focus of the activities will be on the monomer synthesis and on the preparation of coating formulations for testing of physical properties and biodegradation behavior. In addition, selected coating formulations will be applied on fertilizer granules for nutrient release testing under laboratory and field conditions.

The Product Development Specialist will also perform production experiments on pilot and production plant scale in close cooperation with Supply Chain as well as the analysis of the nutrient release behavior of the coated fertilizer products.

This position will be based at the ICL-Specialty Fertilizers production location in Heerlen, The Netherlands.

Profiel van geschikte kandidaat

  • MSc degree Organic Chemistry / Polymer Chemistry;
  • Preferably > 1 year work experience;
  • Hands-on mentality;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English language.

Languages: Dutch and English

Location: Heerlen

Wij bieden

  • A challenging position in a fast growing, innovative and international company with a good market position;
  • An attractive salary and good fringe benefits;
  • It concerns a permanent position.

Overige opmerkingen

For more information about this position you can contact:

Ron Out | R&D Manager
Tel: +31-45-5609176 | Mobile: +31-6-46257521
Mail: ron.out@icl-group.com
www.icl-group.com | www.everris.com | https://icl-sf.com/

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