• 29 november 2018
  • Vacaturennummer lv-67137
Are you innovative? Can you think out of the box? Are you able to design and formulate new controlled release fertilizers? If the answer to the questions is “YES”, please, do not hesitate to read further!

You will be directly involved in virtually all the stages of the development, from formulating and analysis of prototypes in the lab to the scale-up to a full commercial production process in collaboration with Engineering and Supply Chain. You will also support the agronomy team to provide them with newly developed prototypes and formulations.

You will be part of the Osmocote team (5 people) in Heerlen which is part of the global ICL Specialty Fertilizers R&D department, and report to the Senior Scientist Osmocote Formulations.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hands-on person to make new CRF-formulations and test new technologies.

We offer:
  • A challenging position in a fast growing, innovative and international company with a good market position;
  • An attractive salary and good fringe benefits;
  • It concerns a permanent position.
Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Design and execute experiments for various projects in the field of controlled release fertilizers;
  • Analyse materials and prototypes on composition and release performance;
  • Support field trials, in-house or by third parties;
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Supply-Chain for the scale-up of different processes. Execute and assist in scale-up experiments to full production scale.
Your profile:
  • MSc/BSc (HLO or HTS) degree in Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Material Sciences;
  • A first experience or affinity with coating technology or fertilizers would be a pre;
  • Precise, critical, independent, team-player, hands-on mentality.
Languages: Dutch and English
Location: Heerlen

More information:
For more information about this position you can contact Jos Paquaij, Senior Scientist Osmocote Formulations (Tel: +31-455-609151 or by E-mail: Jos.Paquaij@icl-group.com).

About ICL Specialty Fertilizers:
ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a subsidiary of the ICL group and employs over 450 people worldwide.
With high-quality controlled release fertilizers – such as Osmocote ®, Sierrablen® and Agroblen® – ICL Specialty Fertilizers plays a leading role in horticultural, lawn and specialty agricultural markets. In the challenging world of specialty fertilizers, a company striving to keep the lead like ICL Specialty Fertilizers needs rapid adaptation to market requests and continuous introduction of new products while keeping high quality and strict compliance with regulations.
To learn more about ICL Specialty Fertilizers, go to: icl-sf.com/nl-nl/