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R&D Engineer

Diab Group - Laholm - Heltid

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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.

Diab Group are now looking for a R&D Engineer, to join the team at the site in Laholm, Sweden. This position offers exciting opportunities to work with world-class products and solutions in a highly skilled environment. For us, success is all about teamwork where every individual contribution has the same value. To achieve our common goals, we must all work together, respect each other and use our knowledge. As a part of Diab you will be at the core of tomorrows sustainable solutions.

Your new challenge

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
  • Polymer characterization by, e.g. DCS, DMA, FTIR and mechanical characterization 
  •  Take part in investment projects and assist in new product development projects
  • 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. 

Your Profile
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. 

We think you have: 

  • Master’s degree in chemical, polymer, material or similar
  • 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
  • Interest in data evaluation and method like Six sigma, Minitab, DMAIC or Similar 
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficient skills in relevant computer programs


This position will start with 1 year fixed-term employment (possibility to become permanent employment) and you will start as soon as possible/upon agreement. 

We are collaborating with Sigma Recruit in this recruitment. For more information, please contact Artan Bitiqi at, +46 723 61 28 44 and Johanna Värmfors at, +46 730 821 230. We look forward hearing from you!

Job perk: Business travel

Business travel

Job perk: Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Job perk: Competent and fun colleagues

Competent and fun colleagues

Job perk: Interesting projects

Interesting projects

Job perk: Responsibility


Job perk: Interesting assignments

Interesting assignments

About Diab Group

Diab offers industry-leading competence together with the broadest range of stronger, lighter, smarter core materials. Today Diab is one of the world's largest manufacturers of structural core materials with a turnover of approx. SEK 1,9 billion and 1,300 co-workers. Diab has 6 strategically located manufacturing sites and 14 sales units around the world to support its global customers. Diab is owned by Ratos AB and is a participant of UN Global Compact for a more sustainable society.

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