Laboratory Developer for Coatings, Automotive Basecoats, Essen

Essen (45357)
Jul 28, 2017
Aug 27, 2017
Arthur Mills
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Full Time

This is a brand new opportunity to join one of the few companies in the Automotive Coatings market who are actually in a phase of growth at the moment and are heavily investing in their technical team, particularly within Research and Development, to help them expand their product lines, provide a greater range of product offerings to their customers and help boost their market share in one of the most competitive markets for Paints & Coatings worldwide.

The company hired a highly motivated and hard working R&D Director at the start of 2016 who is making waves in the company through his innovative approach to R&D, his dedication to promoting from within and providing extensive development opportunities for the R&D team, as well as his drive to make the company the go-to supplier for Automotive OEMs. As a result of his work, the company is starting to see progress in the market and has already seen massive improvements internally from their R&D and sales teams.

Your role in the company will be to develop their Basecoats range for Autmotive customers which will involve a lot of hands-on formulations development work both for their existing range and for new products launching to market. In addition, you will also have to work closely with Automotive customers on-site, particularly with their applications engineering teams, to provide technical training and input, get feedback on their requirements and then bring that back to the lab to make sure you are supplying the best products for their needs, so you will actually be able to build a network of contacts in the Automotive Industry.


  • Qualification as Lackingenieur or Chemieingenieur
  • 4+ years experience in Research & Development
  • Hands-on knowledge formulating waterborne basecoats systems for the Automotive OEM sector
  • Languages: German at B2-C2 level required for daily use; Egnlish at a conversational level preferred

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please send an up-to-date version of your Lebenslauf/CV to Or you can call NonStop Chemical and speak to Arthur Mills in Germany +49 892 109 3363 or Switzerland +41 43 508 0817.

Arthur is the headhunter & recruiter specialising in Research and Development opportunities in the Paints, Coatings & Printing Inks industries across Germany, Austria & Switzerland. He offers positions at all seniorities and typically recruits for the following positions: Lacklaborant/Lacktechniker/Lackingenieur, R&D Group Leader, R&D Laboratory Manager, R&D Director. If you are a professional in this market and are looking for alternative employment opportunities then please contact him for a confidential discussion. Elsewise, if you are looking to hire professionals in this field for your company then you can contact him for a private consultation.

NonStop Chemical is the specialist agency for recruitment in the Chemicals, Agrochemicals and Cosmetics Industries across Europe. Having developed a reputation as one of the leading recruitment companies in the Chemicals industry since 2008 we offer clients and candidates an industry leading service (verified by APSCo) and expert market specific knowledge. We work an a specialist basis and have consultants covering the following areas: Research & Development, Technical Sales, REACh, Regulatory Affairs, Toxicology, Ecotoxicoloy, EHS, Geo-Technical, Geo-Environmental, Contaminated Land, Air Quality, Acoustics and Procurement.

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