R&D Testing engineers - varied and exciting positions (2x)  

R&D Testing engineers - varied and exciting positions (2 x)
Bli kjent med JOTUN

We are seeking 2 x R&D engineers with knowledge of testing. One position will be responsible for testing of coatings for Marine and Protective products, the other for our Decorative segment. This is a rare opportunity to both dive in to the practical side of laboratory work, project management, statistics and the physical end result. 

Your workplace will be at our brand-new headquarters' state of the art R&D center, in Sandefjord, Norway. You will be part of an exciting workplace, where more than 200 great employees are attached to R&D-related tasks. 

As our new R&D Testing engineers your main tasks will be to plan and run testing projects, help us improve, and get even better in the future. 

Duties and responsibilities

Marine and protective coatings: Responsibility for planning and running test program towards key account customer specifications and ensure that Jotun are prequalified.

The testing are both done internally and at 3rd party Test Laboratories and will provide technical documentation supporting the Technical Sales Support and Sales organization.
Establish new test methods and routines for testing and documentation of Jotun products for Marine and Protective.
Follow-up and be an active participant in Working Groups for International Standards to promote the Jotun views when it comes to new standards for testing of coating systems
Ensure that all technical documentation is well organized and available for the correct persons in the Jotun organization trough IT tools.
Support the innovation process with testing and prequalification insights.
The position will be responsible for test areas and test equipment in our own Test laboratory.


Decorative coatings: Develop and improve our R&D test methods and procedures, in order to increase quality and accuracy in our test results, and thereby our product performances. 

Lead and coach colleagues as well as contributing professionally within own area, to increase the quality of test methods and evaluation of test results by using statistical tools.
Perform assigned test programs by planning, preparing, testing and evaluating Jotun and competitor products. The findings and conclusions shall contribute as a basis for innovation projects or product changes.
Perform measurements and practical laboratory work, and report the results from testing. Search for and make use of relevant knowledge.
Maintain and develop our outdoor exposure test site in Sandefjord and contribute in developing our regional exposure test sites globally.


We think you would be most likely to succeed if you have a background quite similar to this:

Bachelor or Master degree in the field of Chemistry,  Mechanical or Process engineering (or possibly you have a background from Physics, Mathematics, or Chemometrics).

Some years of relevant work experience, preferably from testing.

Additional competence in statistics and reporting is required.

We use English as our work language.

Personal qualities

You probably recognize some of these traits in yourself:

Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the result
Builds a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilizes it to achieve objectives
Uses a methodical and systematic approach; plans ahead, defines clear priorities and allocates resources effectively
Creates a stable and reassuring work atmosphere; supports and encourages team in difficult times; is firm and reliable
Cooperates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals
Adheres to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results

We know we ask a lot :-) But: If you can add analytical interest and ability to push yourself to learn and learn again and continuously develop your professional expertise we are more than eager to see your application and CV.

We can offer

A friendly and supportive culture. Jotun is a large and dynamic global community present in over 100 countries. At Jotun we are part of a caring global family. It is an informal work environment with few hierarchies. We are always striving to live our values; Care, loyalty, respect and boldness.  

Extensive opportunities for professional and personal development, both through on-the-job training and Jotun Academy. At Jotun we want to develop long-term relationships with our employees and therefore we put a strong focus into nurturing people in building their career with us. 

A professional and supportive work environment with focus on continuous improvement and innovation. Our story is one of innovating and reinventing processes and concepts with the purpose of creating better and sustainable products that will have an impact in the world.    

Exciting challenges in a growing company with excellent ?nancial results. We are growing steadily and the financial strength this gives us allows us to invest in research and development to create new innovative products and to invest on people and in the support of local communities. 

Om arbeidsgiveren

Jotun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The Group has 65 companies and 39 production facilities around the world, and more than 10 000 employees. Jotun is represented in more than 100 countries through own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. The Jotun Group's sales in 2019 was NOK 19.652 billion. The Jotun Group is organised into four segments and seven geographical regions, and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.

Antall stillinger
Hystadveien 161, 3209 Sandefjord
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kjemi,, forskning,, utvikling,, R&D,, FOU

Spørsmål om stillingen

Terje Aamodt
Contact Marine and Protective: Title: R&D Manager Testing Department
974 89 805
Morten Eliassen
Contact Decorative: Title: Head of Test Laboratory
907 38 306
Kjetil Aanonsen
Senior HR Officer
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