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Chemical Engineer
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We are currently strengthening our R&D effort in the area of chemical recycling of plastic waste and offer excellent career opportunities within Norner's R&D group. The main target for Norner is development of sustainable plastic solutions. For this position we envision research projects and client projects such as:

  • Validation of technical solutions for chemical recycling
  • Development and improvement of plastic waste thermal and catalytic conversion processes
  • Heading engineering projects for pilot-plants
  • Provide technical assistance and support to Sales, and Marketing in support of application testing, development work, commercialization and other cross-functional activities
  • Develop and protect intellectual property associated with product or processes

The position involves close contact with customers and work related to new solutions in the whole value chain, including project work within feed stock evaluation, chemical reactions, process development and optimisation, conversion, additivation, and end-use application development.


The work will be in several areas (assignment will be depended on the qualification of the candidate):

  • Development of new processes within chemical recycling, including product upgrading
  • Development of advanced methods for feedstock and product testing
  • Preparation of documents, technical specifications, equipment selection, perform tender work, sending RFQ, clarification and communicate with vendors
  • Review and validate the feasibility of project proposals
  • Technical Economic Analysis
  • Pinch analysis and process integration. Process optimisation
  • Compile & analyse data
  • Knowledge sharing seminars
  • Engineering Project Management including CVP processes

You must have:

  • Master’s degree in chemical and/or mechanical engineering (preferable PhD related to plastics or work experience related to polymer industry)
  • Minimum of 4 years experience working in laboratory or R&D environment
  • Proven project management skills
  • Experience with HAZOP and HAZID


We value:

  • Experience in plastic waste recycling (preferable chemical recycling processes)
  • Experience in polyolefins and polymerization processes
  • Proficiency with machine design, piping and instrumentation design and mechanical layouts for chemical pilots
  • Experience in chemical process modelling and early phase cost estimation.
  • Ability to prepare documents, technical specifications, equipment selection, perform tender preparation work, sending RFT, clarification and communicate with vendors
  • Ability to review and validate the feasibility of project proposals
  • Experience with intellectual property
  • Experience in using variety of design tools including chemical simulation softwares
  • Knowledge in process digitalization and automatization/autonomation
  • Fluent in spoken/written English
  • Good communication skills

 We offer:

  • Enthusiastic working environment with high competence, commercial involvement and engagement
  • Exciting projects within many different industries both locally and globally
  • Competitive conditions and good pension & insurance schemes (incl. health insurance)
  • Personal development opportunities

Om arbeidsgiveren

Norner is a leading industrial polymer Research & Development center for the materials- and plastics industry with over 40 years of experience. Norner currently has 80 employees from 12 nationalities and is in an exciting development. Our business vision is to become the market leader in industrial R&D services within the development of innovative and sustainable polymer solutions in close cooperation with leading industry. Norner operates advanced lab, test and development facilities relevant for industrial scale operations. We want to create value for our customers and the owner, and for the society through innovation supporting UN's sustainability goals.
We are moving into new, tailor-made location in Porsgrunn 2022 and we are very much looking forward to this.

Norner covers the whole polymer value chain from catalyst and process development for polymerization, polymer modification, polymer additivation, industrial applications of polymer to innovative solutions for plastics in a circular economy. We provide R&D and technical services to various industry segments where innovative solutions of plastics and composites are requested. We are owned by SCG Chemicals, one of the largest integrated petrochemicals companies in Thailand and we have more than 700 customers in over 60 countries.
Our efforts are based on expertise, knowledge and a continuous search for new opportunities and on our values;

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Asdalstrand 291, 3962 Stathelle
Forskning, utdanning og vitenskap,
Kjemisk industri,
Konsulent og rådgivning
Ingeniør / Kjemiingeniør


engineer, kjemiingeniør, chemical engineer, technical project manager, chemical recycling

Spørsmål om stillingen

Sara Ronasi, Team-leader “Catalysis, Polymerization and Process” (, Mob +47 94527985) or Klaus Schöffel, VP R&D (, Mob +47 91342329)
Nina Aarvik
HR Sr. consultant
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