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Applications Specialist, Good Progression Avenues, Essen

Applications Specialist, Emulsion Polymers, Essen, 60-70k

A fantastic new opportunity which has opened up as a result of business growth and reinvestment in the company's technical team, ensuring that they can foster talent for the future and develop people internally to a more senior level.

This position offers very strong potential for progression in the next 2-3 years as the company want to develop someone into a Technical Service Manager position and you will be the first to be considered.

The company you will be working for develop emulsion polymers and additives for the Industrial Coatings market and mainly supply into Coatings companies that develop systems for Architectural and Furniture applications.

They have one of their main production and development sites in the Essen area which includes the Technical Service, Production and R&D teams, so they have very close collaboration between their teams which allows them to be more reactive to the market and quicker to provide the right products to their clients.

The manager you will be working for is Head of Technical Service for the EMEA region and is very technically knowledgable about in-lab development of additives and emulsion polymers for coatings, so working for her is a great way to boost your own technical understanding and become a technical expert.

As a technical professional she is very concentrated on the quality of laboratory work and the resulting products as well providing the highest standards of service to customers - she always leads by example meaning that her team are highly motivated to follow her in providing the best results, so they have a great working atmosphere which is fun but challenging.


  • 60 years of operation in the surface coatings field

  • Worldwide company with Regional Headquartes in the US, Europe and Asia

  • Modern laboratory equipment at their German site and regular re-investement in facilities

  • Develop and manufacture additives and emulsion polymers for the Industrial Coatings Market

  • Technical team of 8 people at their site in the Essen area


  • Development of emulsion polymers and additives for water-based coatings systems (70-80%)

  • Regular travel (20-30%) to customers across the EMEA region (20-30%)

  • Simulation of coatings systems and testing on metal and wood substrates

  • Providing technical support to customers and leading applications development projects

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance to REACh standards including correct SDS and CLP data is provided


  • Training as Lacklaborant or Chemistry Degree

  • Minimum 2 years development experience of water-based coating systems

  • Experience develop polymers or additives coatings of advantage but not essential

  • Good knowledge of applications to metal or wood substrates

  • Fluent English, German of advantage

For a confidential discussion about this position or other opportunities in Research & Development send an up to date Microsoft Word version of your CV to Arthur Mills at NonStop Chemical on or call me in Germany on +49 892 109 3363 or in Switzerland on +41 43 508 0817.

I am the specialist consultant for Research and Development in the Paints & Coatings Industry.

I offer positions at seniorities from Associate through to Director level for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

If you are a Coatings Professional in R&D and are looking for new opportunities then feel free contact me for a confidential discussion.

Elsewise, if you are looking to hire these professionals for your company then contact me for a free consultation.

NonStop Chemical is the specialist agency for recruitment in the Chemicals, Agrochemicals and Cosmetics Industries across Europe.

Having forged our reputation in REACh Regulatory Affairs over the last 8 years we offer clients and candidates industry leading service (verified by APSCo) and expert knowledge.

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