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Lab technician Dow Chemical Terneuzen

Klant: Dow Chemical
Opleidingsniveau: HBO
Publicatiedatum: 05 oktober 2018
Uren per week: 40
Salaris: Indicatie per maand
€ 2500,00 - 3500,00 per maand € 14,45 - 20,23 per uur
Vacaturenummer: V-0022459
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  • Reiskostenvergoeding
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  • Extra studie- en opleidingsbudget
  • Gratis parkeergelegenheid

Over de functie

Are you a chemistry aficionado with a Bachelor’s degree or higher? Are you passionate about research and development and are you looking for a position where you can make a contribution with your skills and knowledge? And are you available for at least 32 hours a week? Then Manpower has the perfect job opportunity for you!

Employment agency Manpower is looking for a lab technician to join the Dow Chemical team in Terneuzen.

As a lab technician, you will be providing reliable and use-appropriate information for the purposes of research and development. You and your colleagues (including lab and process technologists, research engineers and chemists) will work together on a wide variety of projects. You will be planning and executing experimental work and act as a facility representative for your area. A significant portion of your activities is non-routine and complicated in nature, so if you enjoy a challenge, this is the job for you!
Your primary tasks in this role include the following activities:

  • Participating in and completing R&D projects
  • Consulting with project team members
  • Planning experimental work ahead to ensure achievement of project goals and proactively informing those affected
  • Managing asset utilization, raw material inventory and sample shipping
  • Executing experiments at lab scale according to pre-defined recipes
  • Monitoring and interpreting results of experimental work
  • Acting as a facility representative and coordinating facility related activities
  • Ensuring safety regulations in the work area are met
  • Developing and applying new skills based on project needs and feedback
  • Initiating and implementing routine stewardship procedures (i.e. labelling, shipping, housekeeping, etc.)

Over het bedrijf

About the company
The Dow Chemical Company (‘Dow’) is an organization driven by science and technology, as well as a strong commitment to contribute to reshaping the world we live in and enhancing our quality of life. Current and future generations will face huge environmental and sustainability challenges in the years to come. At Dow, unique chemical, physical and biological science capabilities are combined to provide innovative products and solutions, where they are needed most.
Dow Benelux and Dow Terneuzen
Today, the Benelux area (the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) covers seven Dow sites: two in the Netherlands (Terneuzen and Delfzijl), and five in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Tertre, Zwijndrecht and Seneffe). Dow in Terneuzen is the second largest integrated production site of Dow worldwide and plays an important role in developing and producing basic chemicals. Three naphtha crackers convert crude oil into ethylene, propylene, benzene, and butadiene, which form the building blocks for a variety of plastics and chemicals. These products find their way to customers in over 160 countries. The state-of-the-art research facilities at Terneuzen are Dow Benelux’ main innovation platforms where key partnerships between scientists, business developers and customers are established.
Dow Chemical in Terneuzen employs more than 2,000 people who represent over 70 different nationalities. The team has an especially international character and English is spoken in the workplace. The company culture itself is characterised by respect, collaboration and open communication.

Working hours 
The working hours in this position are during office hours.
What do Manpower and Dow Chemical have to offer you?

  • A gross salary between 2,500 and 3,300 euro per month
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses of 0,19 euro per km and Westerschelde tunnel expenses
  • Free access to E-learning platform Studytube via Manpower
  • A job for 32 - 40 hours a week
  • Fixed term Manpower contract at Dow Chemical
  • Possibility of a permanent contract with Dow Chemical in the long run


Job requirements
What makes you the perfect candidate for the position of lab technician? You should meet the following requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Process Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Technology or similar (of course we also welcome Master’s degree alumni and those with a PhD!)
  • You have at least 1 year of experience working as a lab technician or in a similar position
  • You preferably have knowledge of analytical chemistry
  • You are proficient in English and Dutch
  • You preferably have experience with (gas) chromatography
  • You are available for a minimum of 32 hours per week
  • You preferably live in or near Terneuzen, Middelburg, Vlissingen or Bergen op Zoom
  • You have your own mode of transportation (bicycle, moped, scooter or car)
  • You are able to apply for a Code of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag or VOG)
Starting date
In agreement, you will start as soon as possible. Are you interested in this position? Don’t hesitate and apply using the “Solliciteer direct” button!
The application process
  • Apply online via the “solliciteer direct” button
  • To speed up the application process, we kindly ask you to send your CV in English
  • Fill out the questionnaire that will appear after you have logged in and wrote down your motivation (without your answers we are not able to further process your application)
  • Assessment of your application will be performed based on your CV, the questionnaire and any additional information received
  • The local Manpower office will contact you for an interview by phone or a live interview at Manpower
  • Possibly, a job interview will be scheduled with you and the company
If the vacancy is still featured on Manpower’s website, we are still looking for suitable candidates!
We are looking forward to your online application!

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