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Jr. projectmanager/ process specialist


9049916 | HELMOND | Detachering | HBO | publicatiedatum 


Over de functie

For our R&D team we are looking for an entrepreneurial, energetic and cooperative person that is able to both develop and transfer innovations and “state of the art” technologies into efficient processes. Due to the phasing out of one of the solvents used during the printing process, new strategies have to be developed and researched.
As a young professional you are not afraid to take risks to reach for results and you are able to run projects contributing to the organization strategy and customer satisfaction. Giving support, service and share knowledge to staff and operation is part of your responsibilities. In addition, this person is not afraid of digging deep into the available knowledge and research that has been done in the past.
We like to see a positive, hands-on mentality with a scientific approach. Ownership and ‘make it happen’- mentality is essential.
Introduce new technologies in handling Vlisco specific “separation and dissolving processes" used to dissolve wax from the textile prints and to purify wax/solvent mixtures after extraction.
Cooperate in R&D activities, developing new process routes, test on pilot scale and implement to the final production scale for this new technology. Analyze current production windows in relation to the separation proces, improve and specify.
Build and maintain the network in the specific resins field, including suppliers and associations.


HBO/WO education in chemistry (preferred) or physics;
Excellent analytical problem solving skills with good communication skills;
A few years of relevant experience working in an industrial/R&D environment and able to executed R&D project is a plus (but not necessary);
Some experience in the field of separation technologies, solvents and polymers (or is willing to familiarize himself/herself fast with this topic) is preferred;
It is an added value if the candidate has knowledge about textile processes;
Fluent in Dutch and English and willingness to travel to Africa (once or twice a year).


Naast een interessante uitdaging biedt Yacht een uitstekend salaris. Daarnaast heb je de mogelijkheid om gebruik te maken van en collectieve ziektekostenverzekering, een marktconforme pensioenregeling en ruime ontwikkelingsmogelijkheden. Wij streven ernaar om de arbeidsovereenkomst af te stemmen met de wensen van onze medewerkers.


Vlisco has been designing and manufacturing distinctive fabrics loved by African women since 1846. The specially crafted fabrics – Wax Hollandais, Super-Wax and Java – continue to be made with time-honoured methods and materials in Helmond, the Netherlands.


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

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