R&D Engineer

Diab Group

- Laholm - Full time

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Diab Group is growing and we are now looking for an R&D Engineer, to join the team at our site in Laholm, Sweden. This position offers exciting opportunities to work with world-class products and solutions in a highly skilled environment. This position also offers the possibility to follow the entire product development process, meaning that you will have the chance to work with various phases for our products and solutions.

About Diab Group

Diab is a world leader in sandwich composite solutions that make customers’ products stronger, lighter and smarter. Diab provides a range of core materials, cost-effective kits, finishing options and in-depth knowledge on composites. Diab has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for over sixty years, supplying a wide range of markets including marine, wind energy, transport, aerospace and industry.

Today Diab is one of the world's largest manufacturers of structural core materials with a turnover of approx. SEK 1,5 billion and 1,300 co-workers. Diab has 6 strategically located manufacturing sites and 14 fully owned sales companies around the world to support its global customer base. The company's philosophy is to be a partner with its customers, providing them with high quality materials and a wide range of support services that include process development, structural design and training. Diab is owned by Ratos AB and is a participant of UN Global Compact.

“Stronger. Lighter. Smarter.”
Diab Group
About the job

The position

You will be an important part of our R&D team which is composed of skilled engineers with a high level of technical interest and expertise. The team members are based in both Laholm and Longarone, Italy. You will collaborate with your colleagues at both sites, but also towards production and product maintenance. There is also contact with third party institutes, such as universities and research institutions.

The main part of the position will be to work with process and product development on our PET core materials. This will include planning and testing of process conditions, especially in pilot-scale production, but also in full-scale production. You will also assist in product development projects. Examples of responsibilities and tasks are:

  • Plan, perform and report pilot-scale PET production trials
  • Support and take part in full-scale PET production trials
  • Work with polymer characterization by, for instance rheometry, thermal techniques and spectroscopic techniques
  • Take part in investment projects
  • Help out with technical support and solving equipment issues
  • Take part in documenting machine improvements and process specifications

Some travelling will be a part of this position, and during the introduction period and the first 3-6 months, 1-2 weeks per month will be spent at our production site in Longarone, Italy.

Your profile

We expect you to be a dedicated team player with a can-do attitude and we believe that you enjoy taking initiatives and drive improvements. You need to act agile and encourage new ways of looking at challenges, processes or solutions. Moreover, we expect you to be reliable by taking accountability and deliver on time. Efficiency is very important for us and requires you to identify work structures and processes that creates most value. You also need to be good at summarize, clarify and visualize information with the purpose of creating understanding and attention. We are very customer focused and it is therefore crucial to have that mind-set and make sure our customers are satisfied so we can provide them with the best products and solutions.

Preferably, you have a MSc. in chemical, polymer or mechanical engineering or similar. You could either be newly graduated or have maximum three years of relevant work experience from plastics and/or material industry. It is an additional merit if you have knowledge and hands-on experience from extrusion and/or compounding equipment. We also expect you to have an understanding of polymer properties and characterization, e.g. rheology, spectroscopic and thermal techniques. Your English is fluent both spoken and written and if your Swedish is not fluent, you should be willing to learn it.


We are collaborating with Sigma Recruit in this recruitment. For more information, please contact Artan Bitiqi at artan.bitiqi@sigma.se, +46 723 61 28 44 or Linda Samuelsson at linda.samuelsson@sigma.se, +46 702 16 37 52. We are looking forward to hearing from you!