• Heerlen
  • 40 uur
  • HBO
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R&D Engineer

  • 05 december 2018
  • Heerlen
  • 40 uur
  • HBO


  • 05 december 2018
  • vacaturenummer: 9061066

In the challenging world of fertilizers, a company striving to keep the lead like our customer, needs a rapid adaptation to market requests and continuous introduction of new products while keeping high quality and strict compliance with regulations.

In this dynamic environment you, as R&D engineer, will use your innovative and out of the box thinking to adapt and improve existing processes and develop novel technologies for the polymer coating of fertilizers. You will be directly involved in virtually all the stages of the development, from the manufacturing of prototypes in the lab to the scale up and design of the full commercial scale process, including in-house trials but also with third parties. Our R&D engineer is responsible for leading research initiatives and propose new approaches for which you will use your strong engineering skills with a proactive mind-set, not afraid to get your hands dirty, to be able to be the driving force that makes things happen.


Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a certain number of projects in the area of novel coatings for fertilizers;
  • Define goals, set priorities and drive the project forward within budget and time;
  • Plan, lead and execute experiments in the lab and scale up to pilot and full-scale trials;
  • Collaborate with supply-chain and all involved parties for the scale-up of different processes;
  • Take active part in the engineering aspects of different developments in the coating of fertilizers.

Your profile:

  • MSc/MEng degree in Chemical Engineering;
  • Experience in a R&D environment is a plus;
  • Ability to perform tests and experiments at different scales (lab, pilot, production);
  • Hands-on approach to R&D;
  • A pragmatic, self-propelled person;
  • Good project management skills.

Languages: Excellent communication skills in English (Dutch is a plus).


You will be part of the R&D Engineering group in Heerlen (The Netherlands) which is part of the global team, with possible assignments to different locations worldwide.


ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a global leader in plant nutrition.

We leverage state-of-the-art precision nutrition and technologies to ensure maximum growth. But ICL Specialty Fertilizers also understands that growth must never come at the expense of the environment.

That’s why our mantra is: grow more and better with less. We make this possible by offering a range of specialty products that includes innovative technologies such as controlled and slow release fertilizers and a leading range of solubles for the specialty agricultural market. In the ornamental and turf & amenity market we complete our offer with plant protection products and growth enhancers.

Our commitment to a greener world spans the globe. We serve all the world’s green markets through our ornamental horticulture, specialty agriculture and turf & amenity divisions. And that makes us unique. But our people make us extraordinary. Every day and around the world, our experts in the field work with end users to optimize plant nutrition and provide advice, know-how and expertise on location. This combination of world-class technology and a down-to-earth personal touch are the seeds of ICL Specialty Fertilizers’ success.


Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Thomas Slegers via telefoonnummer 06-10962879

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