R&D Engineer, Laholm (Sweden)

Diab is looking for a R&D Engineer in Laholm, Sweden.






Diab Group in Laholm is looking for a R&D Engineer


About Diab

Diab has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for 70 years, supplying a wide range of markets including wind energy, marine, aerospace and industry. Here you will be an important part of an inspiring team with industry-leading competence and a strong commitment to make our customers’ solutions more competitive and sustainable. Our philosophy is to be a partner with our customers, providing them not only with materials that have a unique strength to weight ratio, but also a wide range of support services that include process development, structural design and training. As a part of Diab you will be at the core of tomorrows sustainable solutions.


About the position

As a R&D engineer you will work with process and product development on our IPN foam of crosslinked PVC and polyurea. Your tasks will include planning and testing of process conditions, especially in pilot-scale production, but also in full-scale production. Furthermore, you will assist in product development projects. You will use your analytical skills to interpret and evaluate complex test results and to document these in technical reports. You will become involved in continuous improvement projects. You will be part of a dynamic and innovative technical team and cooperate with colleagues in all countries were Diab is present.


Key responsibilities

  • Plan, perform and report pilot-scale trials
  • Arrange and analyze full-scale trials
  • Take part in investment projects and assist in new product development projects
  • Polymer characterization by, e.g. DCS, DMA, FTIR and mechanical characterization
  • Support within customer and production questions
  • Take part in documenting machine improvements and process specifications

In this role you will report to our Group R&D Manager.


We are looking for

You are eager to dig into challenging development projects in an international environment. In your ideal work, you employ both your theoretical knowledge and understanding as well as your practical skills to reach your targets. An analytical mindset and passion for problem solving are valued attributes. You are a team player, but not afraid to take initiatives. In your

role, you both gather and share knowledge and expertise with your co-workers through training and networking.

Furthermore, we think you have:

  • Master’s degree in chemical, polymer, mechanical engineering or similar
    • Interest in data evaluation and method like Six sigma, Minitab, DMAIC or Similar  
    • Fluent in English
    • Proficient skills in relevant computer programmes                    
  • Newly graduated or up to 3 years’ experience from plastics and/or materials industry
  • Good understanding of polymer properties and characterisation, e.g. rheology, spectroscopic and thermal techniques


Additional information

1 year fixed-term employment (possibility to become permanent employment)

The position is placed in Laholm, Sweden

Traveling will be required approx. 30 days/year

Start as soon as possible/upon agreement


Apply by sending your CV and personal letter to Sara Sebrén. Our selection process is continuous, so apply as soon as possible but no later than 31th May 2020.

For more information please contact Magdalena Sandström, CTO, phone number

+46 705082845 // magdalena.sandstrom@se.diabgroup.com