Engineer - Rubber testing

Engineer - Rubber testing

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6 May 31 May Enschede

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Job description

As a rubber testing engineer, you will work in the Elastomer Technology Engineering ETE being part of the Department Mechanics of Solids Surfaces and Systems MS3, Faculty of Engineering Technology. The ETE group has modern, well-equipped laboratories with standard as well as special-purpose testing machines for the production and characterization of rubber compounds.

ETE is seeking a Rubber Testing Engineer for a full-time position to be responsible for all devices to produce and characterize rubber compounds and to train researchers and students to use all devices.

Job specification
As Rubber Testing Engineer, you are responsible for the daily operational, safety and maintenance aspects of the equipment to produce and characterize rubber as well as characterize the raw ingredients of rubber.

For this, you will:
  • support researchers and students in the setup and execution of experiments;
  • design and build support structures for unique experiments;
  • carry out own experiments to characterize raw ingredients as well as to produce and characterize rubber compounds to guarantee the well-functioning of all devices.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You have at least a Bachelor degree (in Dutch: HBO Techniek) in Chemical Engineering or Rubber Technology
  • hands-on experience in the field of production and characterization of rubber.
  • familiar with setting up and conducting experiments using lab devices which enable the characterization of raw ingredients for rubber (e.g. GC, HPLC, TGA, DSC) as well as the production (e.g. internal mixer, two-rill mill, compression molding) and characterization (e.g. rheometer, tensile machine, DMA, Rebound, hardness, LAT100, AFM) of rubber compounds.
  • have at least a basic knowledge of rubber technology.
  • are a highly motivated, self-reliant person and possess the communication skills to thrive within a multicultural research team.
  • your intellectual curiosity and creativity will result in novel and unique experiments in material characterization.
  • you are fluent in both written and spoken English.

Conditions of employment

  • You will be appointed as Technician in a full-time position. The salary for this position will range from scale 9 (max. € 4.640) to scale 10 (max. € 5.090) gross per month (in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities) depending on education and experiences.
  • The University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (8%) and an end-of-year bonus (8.3%), and a number of additional benefits.
  • We offer a very challenging position in an inspiring, multidisciplinary and international environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues. In this job you can develop your experimental skills by contributing to unique experiments and by following in-house and external training programs.


  • Technical and laboratory
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 1767


University of Twente (UT)

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