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Manager Material Development (f/m) GI/Oil&Gas

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Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Schattdorf, CH Viadanica, IT

Company: Datwyler

The Sealing Solutions division is a leading supplier of custom sealing solutions to global industry segments, such as the health care, automotive, consumer goods, oil and gas, general industries, as well as civil engineering. We are always looking for talented, highly qualified employees at all levels of our organization. Datwyler offers the opportunity to join exciting industries and to be part of a highly esteemed brand. From production staff to client advisors, from technology experts to design engineers, from China to Mexico: at Datwyler, our employees will experience diversity in a way that only an international company can provide. We focus on helping talents reach their full potential – professionally and personally. Our working environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: we are entrepreneurs, we bring value to our customers, we excel in what we do and we have respect for others. With more than 20 global operating sites and more than 7,000 employees, Datwyler Sealing Solutions generates an annual revenue of approximately CHF 900 million.


Are you interested in a dynamic and international work environment? Then you are exactly right for us! Be part of our team and make a contribution to the development of the company, and of the employees every day. Apply now as a


Manager Material Development (f/m)

General Industry and Oil & Gas


We offer you the opportunity to implement and expand your innovative ideas in a specialized, future-oriented company. This position enables you to work with our different departments and external partners. An industry-standard salary, a comprehensive onboarding program, diverse and tailor-made training opportunities, a colourful and dedicated team with exciting tasks are just some of the benefits we offer you!

Your responsibilities


  • Development of new sealing materials through use of modern materials, unconventional material combinations, innovative surface technologies, concepts and ideas
  • Life cycle support and optimization of existing materials
  • Creation of a close and lasting customer contact to support running projects and initiate new ones
  • Support product development in all its stages as recognized material and surface technologies expert
  • Keep close contact with raw materials suppliers and monitor the market and the competition
  • Close cooperation and continuous interdisciplinary exchange with colleagues in engineering, development and innovation projects
  • Keep track of latest technical developments to identify relevant trends and innovations and translate them in internal innovation projects
  • Keep track of regulatory aspects for relevant fields (e.g. drinking water, food contact)
  • Document your work in project reports, protect your inventions by patents, and publish your research results in specialist publications, or in the form of presentations at conferences
  • Initiate and supervise cooperation with universities and research institutes


Our requirements


  • A university degree in natural science or engineering, in the field of chemistry, material science, plastic technology chemical engineering or similar 
  • Deep knowledge in the chemistry and technology of materials, preferably in the field of elastomers or thermoplastics
  • Knowledge in surface and interfacial chemistry, measurements and test technology of materials, as well as application of materials and analysis methodsConstructive team-player and driver of innovation
  • Committed, communicative and well organized person with the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge in drinking water and food regulation is very welcome
  • Fluent in English (mind. level C1), German (level B2) and basic knowledge of Italian is very welcome
  • Willingness to travel for customer visits, conferences and trials in other plants 


Ready to start? Then apply directly via the "Apply now" button! Julia Würsch (HR Generalist) and the recruiting team are looking forward to get to know you and are available for further questions by email (julia.wuersch@datwyler.com) or by phone (+41 41 875 12 83).



We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career oppor­tunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.