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Development Chemist

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Deadline: 30.11.2017

Become part of Hempel’s R&D Passive Fire Protection team and lead the development of novel intumescent coatings

Job profile:
As a Development Chemist you will lead the product development and third-party certification for new intumescent products.

You will become part of our Passive Fire Protection team located in our R&D center in Barcelona.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of new intumescent products through the various stages from initial product conception to launch in collaboration with cross-functional partners.
  • Development activities will include initial screening of formulations, prototype development and optimisation, indicative fire testing and third-party certification.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant internal stakeholders such as Procurement, Sales, Marketing, Health and Safety and Patent Office.
  • Carry out manufacture of pilot batches for proper scale-up of selected prototypes
  • Conduct customer spray trials of selected prototypes  

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree in technical studies (Engineering or Chemistry)
  • Good chemical background and innovative mindset
  • Experience in formulation and development of epoxy coatings or other two-component coatings will be valuable but not essential
  • Experience within Project Management for new product development will be valuable
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually
  • Computer skills

In addition, you have a strong sense of customer orientation and an innovative mindset. You also have strong communication skills both verbally and written along with a cross-cultural mindset. 

What we offer:
In Hempel we offer a variety of global career possibilities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development.


To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with CV in English via email: HR.ES@hempel.com