Development Engineer Polymers to Ecolean

Are you experienced in polymer materials and passionate about lowering the carbon footprint? Want to join a fast-growing innovator and producer of lightweight packaging solutions? Ecolean is looking for a Development Engineer Polymers to strengthen their Technology & Research department in Helsingborg.

This is the story of a company on a mission to provide the world with safe and convenient packaging solutions for liquid food with minimal environmental impact. With a vision based on less, designed to save on nature’s resources while ensuring the highest possible food safety, Ecolean has found a way of producing lightweight liquid food packages, that not only keep food safe, but also minimise resource-use and ultimately the carbon footprint. With an emphasis on the whole life cycle impact of the process from raw material to product end-of-life, Ecolean is the first packaging supplier in the world to review the whole system with detailed analysis and description in Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) – encompassing the lightweight packages as well as filling machines.

Ecolean is established on the market as a full system supplier producing both filling machines and lightweight packages. With headquarters in Helsingborg and production sites in Sweden, China and Pakistan, the innovator and producer employs more than 450 people.

About the role

As Development Engineer Polymers you will work alongside dedicated specialists that all share your desire to develop safe and convenient packaging solutions to the food industry, with minimal environmental impact. As our expert in polymer chemistry your main responsibility will be to develop our next generation of materials and food packages. You will participate in the creation and use of raw materials and material recipes, as well as working with verification and validation in production. You will collaborate closely with suppliers, Technical Manager Materials and Film & Packages Production to ensure manufacturable materials and solutions.

We expect you to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in polymer science and propose innovative ideas to enhance product performance and sustainability.

Who are you?

We are looking for a skilled development engineer with experience from all phases of product development. We think you have a bachelor’s or higher degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Materials Engineering or related field and several years of proven experience in polymer development and formulation for packaging, preferable within food industry. You also have knowledge and experience in root cause analysis, and improvement work. Experience from process development and working closely with cross-functional teams to scale up polymer manufacturing processes and support with troubleshooting is a great advantage.

Since the customer is at the core of our business, we appreciate a holistic view and a business-oriented mindset. Solid ability to write and communicate in Swedish and English is a must. As a person you should be a problem-solving team-player who is thriving in fast paced development. With the ability to challenge and inspire people, you are well equipped for this mission.

Committed people with different experiences work at Ecolean, the common thing is that we are all proud of the product and the value our solution provides to the end user as well as the environment. Are you our next Development Engineer? We will be happy to talk to you.


In this recruitment process, Ecolean AB collaborates with Mpya Sci & Tech. For questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Talent Advisor Johanna Engblom on +46 (0)733 200 900. Please send in your application through no later than October 29. Curious about Ecolean and the position? Maybe want to learn more about Ecolean’s core value statement: We are brave. We are innovative. We create less. Welcome to contact us.

About Ecolean AB

Ecolean produces innovative lightweight packaging and filling equipment for liquid food, primarily in the dairy and beverage industry. With a strong focus on the Asian markets, Ecolean has operations in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia as well as Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Oceania and Germany. The head office is located in Helsingborg, Sweden together with two of the production facilities. Ecolean was founded in 1996 and today collaborates with some of the world's leading consumer food brands.

EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability ratings, rates Ecolean as Platinum, top 1% of over 90,000 assessed companies. Read more about our world class sustainability at our website

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