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Research Engineer - Elkem Foundry Products         

Exciting position in R&D

The R&D department in Elkem Foundry Products - located in Kristiansand, Norway - is looking for an experienced result-oriented professional. This person has good team player abilities and a high self-motivation, who enjoys solving scientific challenges and working with practical customer driven development.

Our core R&D team is backed-up by modern equipment and facilities in Norway, India and China and comprise chemical analytical, material characterization and melting laboratories that enable us to have a controlled development of new products and processes.

The customer focused department carries out product development on alloys and additives for the cast iron industry, and acts in a team with our technical customer service group and sales force.

Areas of responsibility:

•   Project management and execution of R&D-projects in cooperation with internal and/or external customers

•   Responsible for initiation, planning, organizing and reporting of development projects

•   Ensure that projects are delivering high quality work, on time and budget

•   Support marketing and sales organizations in problem solving at customers, in holding seminars and writing papers

•   Technical customer support where advanced resources are required

•   Support continuous improvement based on development activities

•   Highly contribute to the innovation process of the division and help the division to achieve its strategic goals

Qualifications required for the position:

•   Master or PhD degree within metallurgy, material science, material physics or related field

•   Background in iron foundry

•   Experience from product development and R&D project management

•   Advanced understanding of the use of alloys and additives in the cast iron process

•   Strong communication skills and customer orientation

•   Ability to provide precise and efficient deliveries

•   Fluent in English

The position is located in Kristiansand, Norway

Application deadline: 31/10/2018

Workplace: Kristiansand

County: Vest-Agder

Contact persons: Trudi Vagene, mob: +47 91138522