Lab Technician R&D Silicones

Ittervoort | Techniek |

Do you have a chemical education or background? Do you enjoy working in a lab environment and want to focus mainly on the technical and analytical side? And do you like to do that in a small team at an international organization? Then read on and respond today to this vacancy for Lab Technician at BRB in Ittervoort?

What is the job about?

As our Lab Technician R&D Silicones your main responsibility is maintaining and troubleshooting of the analytical equipment in our lab as well as supporting development projects performing analytical measurements.

You will maintain the analytical equipment for R&D Silicones which includes calibration, periodic maintenance, troubleshooting, replacement of parts and software updates. You are involved in method development for our silicone based polymers and support the R&D team in various development projects. Analytical equipment that you will be responsible for include GPC, HPLC, GC(-MS), GC-headspace, FT-(N)IR, titration. You make sure everything is set up and works according to the correct laws and regulations.

The team

The team you will join is fairly small and consists of four colleagues that are responsible for the research and development of silicone based polymers and emulsions sold worldwide in a multitude of markets. It is a multicultural team and the working language is English. The team consists of Dutch speaking colleagues. If you are not Dutch we will speak English offcourse.

In this position, which was created to expand the team, you work closely with your colleagues and report directly to the line manager.

What's in it for you?

If you enjoy working in the lab maintaining the equipment and you have an analytical mindset, this is the perfect job for you. Working in a small team ensures a high degree of collegiality and in addition you will be involved in the entire development process, from start to finish.

The acquisition by PETRONAS offers you the best of both worlds. The advantages of a large corporate organization, but the freedom to get started with your own ideas in an entrepreneurial environment. Besides the activities, we nurture your ambition.

But there's more to offer:

  • a good salary matching your knowledge and skills;
  • a position for at least 32 hours per week;
  • payment of a possible bonus of a maximum of 2 monthly salaries;
  • 8% holiday allowance, 29 free days a year and 2 more if you haven't been sick all year around
  • reimbursement of your daily travel costs, 17 cents per km with a maximum of 50 km for a single journey;
  • pension scheme with only 4% personal contribution;
  • company laptop;
  • staff outings with a little bit extra. Consider, for example, an annual company party, regular drinks and BRB treats to cake regularly for celebrating the birthdays of their employee

What do you bring?

For this position prior experience, although beneficial, is not a hard requirement and we are looking for a new colleague with the right drive and a high degree of enthusiasm. Someone who wants to learn and develop themselves while actively contributing to the growth of BRB.

We need a new colleague in R&D Silicones with a strong analytical interest to maintain and troubleshoot our (analytical) equipment (e.g. GPC, HPLC, GC(-MS), GC-headspace, FT-(N)IR, titration etc.).

You are a true team player and therefore enjoy working with and for others. Of course you work very accurately and have an analytical mind.

What else do you bring:

  • Mbo or hbo degree in the field of chemistry, analytical chemistry or similar;
  • Hands-on experience with physical and chemical analysis is a plus;
  • Proficiency in English, both written and oral is essential; knowledge of the Dutch language is beneficial.

More information or apply directly?

Are you attracted to this technical research and development position and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to meet you! Apply for the position of Lab Technician R&D Sillicones by clicking on the apply button.

Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? Please feel free to contact Linda de Noronha, Recruiter.

Since we expect to be able to fill this vacancy ourselves, we only accept candidates who apply directly to us.

Who are we?

BRB International BV is a worldwide producer of chemicals, silicones and additives. By providing great flexibility and short delivery times, we differentiate ourselves from larger competitors. We also focus on R&D, global supply and our unique customizable products. From our facilities in Ittervoort, products are sold worldwide. Besides that, the organization has facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Germany and Poland. Our customers are in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, oil / petrochemical, personal care and construction.

During the past 40 years, BRB International has grown from a small business to an international operating organization with over almost 400 employees and more than 12 locations worldwide.

The involvement of our employees is great. They rate us with an 8.1 and we are proud of that. Do you want to know more about us? Then visit our website

Our application procedure:

  • You will receive a confirmation of your application
  • Your application will be screened by one of our recruiters
  • We will contact you for an intake when we see a match
  • Interviews are planned (in most procedures 2 interviews, virtual or at our office if safe and possible)
  • An assessment can be part of the selection procedure
  • If all selection steps were successful, we'll make you a job offer, depending on your job title, a "VOG" is part of our procedure
  • We will plan your onboarding
  • Welcome at BRB International!
Linda de Noronha


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