Development Engineer RD&I Chemical Analysis,

Sweden, Västra Götaland, Bohus

Business unit: Pulp & Perform. Chemicals

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


We have an immediate opening for a Development Engineer within RD&I Chemical Analysis in Bohus.

Chemical Analysis is a central resource within AkzoNobel PPC. The department is performing analysis of raw material, products and environmental samples for the producing units in AkzoNobel PPC. Chemical Analysis takes part in research and development projects, market support, trouble shooting and development of new analytical methods. 26 people are working at the department, mainly within the competence areas of wet chemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography.

As Development Engineer you will perform chemical analysis on a daily basis, take care of instruments and trouble shooting and work with method development in our Spectroscopy group. You will get a large network within the organization and have the opportunity to work with interesting chemistry issues in a good team.

Main responsibilities

  • Perform and report high quality chemical analytical works

  • Instrument and analytical method responsibilities including method development

  • Participate in R&D projects and activities

  • Plan and perform activities as decided together with manager, project leader and client

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

August 27, 2017

Vacancy number







Västra Götaland



Business unit

Pulp & Perform. Chemicals

Job family


Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

  • MSc in chemistry/chemical engineering or BSc with 3-4 years of relevant experience

  • Experience from laboratory work, especially from spectroscopy analysis

  • Experience from quality analysis work

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good ability to cooperate

  • Skilled in writing reports and presenting results

  • Ability to network within and outside the organization

  • Flexible with good interpersonal skills

  • Fluent in Swedish and English, both written and spoken

To be successful in this position you should be results oriented, methodical and used to working with deadlines. Interpersonal skills are of high importance and we are searching for someone who is positive, driven and have the ability to motivate and engage. It´s also important you are curious and have a quality driven mind set.

What can AkzoNobel offer you?

If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.

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Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to the Group Head Spectroscopy and based in Bohus, Sweden.

Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact Anna Asplund, Group Head Spectroscopy, on +46 31 58 76 08.

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Hugo Jobring, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 709 57 73 61.

For unions related questions please contact:
Akademikerklubben: Luba Nilsson +46 31 58 75 09
Unionen: Helene Rosenlund, phone +46 31 58 71 86

If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact:

We are looking forward to your application!

More about the business

AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals (formerly Eka Chemicals) is a business unit within AkzoNobel. We are a leading global force in pulp bleaching technologies, paper chemicals, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres and trade under brand names of Eka, Expancel, Kromasil, Bindzil, Cembinder, Levasil and Bevasil. Our 2,400 employees serve the pulp and paper and other industries in 35 countries.

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