Product Development Chemist

Ittervoort | Techniek |

Do you have a passion for research and development? Are you eager to learn about the technology behind the BRB products and their application, while providing innovative solutions to technical challenges? Read more below and find out that BRB is looking for you!

What is the job about?

As our Product Development Chemist, in addition to supporting various research projects, you will also be responsible for the operational activities and lab organization within R&D.

You work on new as well as existing products and raw materials. You determine the experimental approach, carry out a wide range of physical, chemical, and performance tests, collect, analyze and report results. During these processes, you keep track of safety and regulatory aspects and you assist the technical implementation into manufacturing. You do so in an effective and timely manner, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.

Furthermore, you optimize, validate and implement new and existing test methods thereby promoting continuous improvement and innovation.

Finally, together with the rest of the team, you are responsible for the incoming control of research samples, ordering chemicals and consumables, keeping records of equipment maintenance and calibration. It's important to balance lab organization and maintenance needs with the project workload while promoting a safe work environment and avoiding downtime.

You will be doing hands-on research in the lab for about 80 % of your time.

The team

The team you will join is fairly small and consists of five colleagues. It is a multicultural team and the working language is English. In this position, which was created to expand the team, you report directly to the line manager.

What's in it for you?

If you enjoy working in the lab and are passionate about research this is the perfect job for you. We offer you the chance to learn about BRB products and their application through extensive training and mentorship.

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, 19 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 employees.

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.

You do have proven analytical skills and can propose creative solutions to overcome setbacks. You have an eye for detail, follow procedures and work safely and accurately. You work effectively and adapt under changing circumstances. You demonstrate good time management and focus on results without compromising quality. You enjoy working in the lab, being part of a small team and, contribute constructively to discussions.

What else do you bring:

  • Bachelor or equivalent degree in the field of chemistry, tribology, material sciences or chemical engineering.
  • Hands-on experience with synthesis, performance testing, physical and chemical analysis in a lab environment;
  • 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 challenging research and development position and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to meet you! Apply for the position of Product Development Chemist 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.

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 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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