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Project Leader (Material Science)

Are you the person who knows all the ins and outs of polymers and what technology needs to be made or investigated? Then you are the person we are looking for!

Who are we?
Rollepaal B.V. is a global supplier of machines for producing plastic pipes. A production line of our machines consists of: Extruders, Die heads, Cooling units, Scanners, Haul offs & Cutters.

Our latest technology within Rollepaal is called 'RBlue' or PVC-O. A so-called 'orientation unit' is added to the production line in which a hot PVC pipe is stretched. As a result, the molecules of the pipe are oriented which causes the pipe to be thinner (so less material is needed) and up to 6 times stronger than regular PVC pipes. PVC-O is 100% recyclable!

Rollepaal B.V. is part of RPflow. RPflow is an internationally active group of businesses who are specialists in their particular market.

Your role:
As a Project leader in material science you’re responsible for R&D efforts primarily related to polymers processed in our equipment. You will be asked to lead R&D efforts to create advisable formulations for use in our machine processes, or advise on alterations to our standard equipment to process customer formulations. You will also lead projects developing our next generation products and materials. You are the linking pin between our organization and material suppliers, universities and technical centers. At the outset of you work you are able (and asked) to create a small material testing facility that will require your oversight.

Additional elements of your role:

  • Keeping up with relevant international developments;
  • Supporting customer support with client issues;
  • Supporting engineering and product development;
  • Plan and coordinate lab testing.

What do you bring?

  • You have a masters or doctorate in a relevant field;
  • You have knowledge of/and experience with thermoplastics;
  • You work autonomously, are a self-starter and good communicator;
  • You are willing to travel up to 20 %;
  • Experience with Six Sigma is an advantage.

Are you interested?
For more information please contact Joe Venegas, Manager R&D: / 0523-624599. If you’re interested in the position please feel free to send your resume and motivation to

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