Product Development Chemist/Engineer

Job Title: Product Development Chemist/Engineer
Location: Volpiano, Itlay
Reports to: Managing Director, Gurit Italy
Department: Product Development

Gurit globally delivers composite materials, engineering, processing tools and equipment as well as parts and solutions to a world-class customer list. We work alongside long standing customers in the vertical markets of Transportation, Marine and Wind with continued focus in emerging markets and product development. It is this focus that enables us to continue to deliver the future of composite materials.

Role Description

The Product Development Chemist is a polymer engineer who is responsible for the development of new thermoplastic foam based on extrusion technology and the continued development of PET. You will develop new product formulations, product formats and production techniques to enhance performance of extruded foam.

Key Accountabilities

  • Project management of the PET development projects
  • Characterizing polymer morphology and their reactions during processing, as well as interpretation of the result
  • Planning scale-up production runs for new products
  • Support production troubleshooting

Skills and Experience

Degree Educated in; Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Technology or Material Science. Mechanical Engineering will also be considered with a strong materials content.

Strong polymer chemistry knowledge including data analysis and problem solving ability.

Languages; Italian and English


This position will suit a Polymer Engineer who is interested in joining an international organization and working with like-minded innovative scientists. To help orientate, support and develop the successful applicant there will be the opportunity to spend time working with Product Development Chemists / Engineers in our Canadian and UK facilities.