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Research and development technician Dow Terneuzen

Vacancy at: Dow Chemical
Education level: HBO
Publication date: 26 July 2021
Hours per week: 40
Salary: Indication per month
€ 2600 - 3200 per month € 15.00 - 18.46 per hour
Vacancy number: 24030
Interesting for you
  • Pension Scheme
  • Travel Allowances
  • Access to Studytube

Job description

If you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry or Process Engineering, Dow is looking for you! They have a vacancy for a motivated research and development technician that you would be perfect for. You will provide your colleagues with technical support and develop new processes. Your hard work will be rewarded with a salary between €2,600.- and €3,200.- per month as well as pension accrual and travel cost reimbursement. If you would like to know more about this position, keep reading and apply today! 

Employment agency Manpower is looking for a research and development technician for Dow in Terneuzen.

Dow is currently exploring options to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emission in support of their 2025 Sustainability Goals. As an R&D technician, you will provide scientists and project leaders with technical support. This enables them to prepare and execute experimental activities and studies. Furthermore, you will be performing the following activities:

  • Starting up, validating, operating and maintaining new and existing test rigs and analysers
  • Collecting and analysing data
  • Developing, screening and commercialising new catalysts and processes
  • Managing and executing laboratory work request
  • Maintaining and running relevant testing equipment and laboratory apparatus
  • Developing experimental plans for reviews and approval by scientists and technology leaders
  • Introducing new procedures for new instrument equipment, methods or equipment changes

What’s in it for you
  • Gross salary between €2,600.- and €3,200.- per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses at €0.19 per kilometre and full reimbursement of Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Pension accrual via Manpower after 26 weeks of work 
  • Full-time job of 40 hours a week
  • Fixed term Manpower contract at Dow 
  • Free access to online learning platform Manpower Academy

About the company

The Dow Chemical Company ('Dow') is an international organization driven by science and technology. The Dow plant in Terneuzen develops and produces basic chemicals, which are distributed to clients in more than 160 countries across the globe. Safety is of paramount importance at Dow; you will be working with personal protective equipment (PPE) on the plant. Dow also values diversity within its teams. In 2020 Dow was recognized as a Top Employer, in part because of their support of local initiatives such as public events and environmental projects.

Working hours
The working hours in this full-time position are during regular office hours.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry and/or Process Engineering
  • An excellent command of the English language (at least C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
  • A VCA Vol-certificate or the willingness to obtain this certificate via Manpower
  • Availability of 40 hours per week
  • A Dutch work permit that is valid for at least nine months or EU-citizenship
  • A certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG) that shows you have not committed any criminal offences

Living in or near Terneuzen, Hoek, Middelburg or Bergen op Zoom is a bonus, but not mandatory!

If you meet the requirements mentioned above and you are interested in the position, please apply! Manpower will contact you within two working days to discuss your application.