Postat: 2018-03-12

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Bransch: Bilindustri

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We are looking for an R&D Materials Specialist Polymers to Plastal's headquarters in Gothenburg

The role

The R&D Materials Specialist  an expert function within Plastal's central RD with three focus areas:

  • Drive material related R&D projects for future applications
  • Support Product Development teams
  • Support Manufacturing sites with materials specialist competence

You will be responsible for the definition and execution of research projects and work in close collaboration with Plastal's R&D Lead Engineers, Paint Specialists and other expertise functions within R&D.

You will be a technical interface for both our customers and suppliers within your field of expertise. The materials are mainly polyolefines and engineering plastics but also other polymeric materials.

Our materials specialists work in close collaboration with our cross-functional development teams. You will support material selection to drive optimal product or part design and gate keeping the release of engineering material. You are expected to support our process and injection moulding experts in troubleshooting and root cause analysis of tool tryouts and for running production at our sites.

This position is located at Plastal's headquarters in Gothenburg, but will require some travel to suppliers, production sites and exhibitions.



In order to be successful in this role you are expected to have strong academic and theoretical background in polymeric materials. Key skills are understanding polymeric material properties and their behaviour as well as relating them to technical requirements.

  • Bachelor degree or higher within plastic/polymer engineering, chemical engineering, material engineering or similar science degree.
  • At least 5 years of experience in polymer materials & plastic product development.

Other requirements

  • Analytical and well organized
  • Able to work independently but also a good team player
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in English written and orally, Swedish skills are preferred



If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Fredrik Ålund, Researcher at Hudson, at


Plastal is your full-service partner for automotive thermoplastics, offering injection moulding, painting, assembly and logistics. With our four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, we deliver cost-effective, advanced plastic solutions from design to finish. Plastal will offer complete plastics solutions through our commitment to continuous improvement, innovation and our core values: Respect, Development and Responsibility. At our plant in Gothenburg we deliver more then 200.000 car sets yearly towards Volvo Cars and have several exciting new products on the way.

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