Development Engineer Plastics Material & Process Technology (f/m/d)


Chemische Industrie
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Job ID: 308098

Kautex is an international company, located with over 30 plants in 13 countries, where ideas in the Automotive Industry are put into motion by those who are accelerating the future. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of plastic fuel systems for light vehicles, including hybrid vehicle applications, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products. From battery systems for use in hybrid and full battery electric vehicle applications to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility. Sustainability is not just a word for us – because our planet isn’t better unless we can be better.

We offer an international, family friendly and diverse work environment in which you can help shape the mobility of tomorrow. Next to it we have great career development opportunities in the field of new mobility with interesting and challenging projects. Outstanding team spirit is standing for our Kautex family. Flexible concepts for mobile working underlines our family friendly atmosphere. And a variety of personal and professional trainings is an important part of our talent strategy.

Within the Innovation Department the position holder reports to the Manager Research. The position holder is responsible for:

  • Responsible for new product/process development activities related to compression molding, fiber reinforced plastics (composites) and other lightweight materials & process technologies
  • Responsible for project definition and execution in accordance with the standard innovation project process incl. budget and capacity planning, project reviews
  • Initiate and management of public funded projects with external partners
  • Ensure establishment of specifications and procurement of equipment for prototype production
  • Create and execution of prototype related Design Verification Plans (DVP) internal and with external partners
  • Cooperate with external partners & universities/institutes
  • Actively support of the ideation process and IP related activities
  • Support EHS activities within the department to ensure both a safe work place and adoption of safe working practices
  • Support composite related CAE activites within Kautex
  • Supervise and coordinate trainee and undergraduate projects

To Be The Right Candidate, You Need:

  • Technical University Degree (MS) in Plastics Technology/Processing, Material Sciences or equivalent
  • Practical experience & technology knowhow within the field of plastics processing and composite materials
  • Network in the composite/plastic industry (tool and machine manufactures, material suppliers, research institutes) preferred
  • Practical experience in R+D, ideally in automotive industry preferred
  • Practical experience in project management preferred
  • International experience preferred
  • Fluent German and English language skills


  • Drive your own success story through technical and leadership development
  • Diverse global team with opportunities for cross-functional experiences
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package including:
  • Worldwide development opportunities
  • Excellent working conditions
  • Flexible working hours (e.g., home office)
  • Casual dress code, parking spaces, fitness center cooperation, language courses, subsidized canteen

Recruiting Company Kautex

Primary Location

Germany-North Rhine Westphalia-Bonn - Holzlar HQ

Job Field




Job Level

Individual Contributor


First Shift

Job Posting

11/16/2022, 11:04:20 AM

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