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Title:  Senior Application Specialist, Surface treatment, Pulp & Paper EMEA 1

Senior Application Specialist, Surface treatment, Pulp & Paper EMEA


Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. If you have the right mix of curiosity, business acumen and service excellence to help our customers succeed, we want to talk to you.


We are looking for innovative and customer-oriented Application Specialist work in the Pulp & Paper EMEA Surface application team. Surface application team works to develop new solutions for surface and barrier coating applications and support sales team on existing coating applications.


We are now strengthening our team in EMEA and the position will report to Manager application development, Pulp & Paper EMEA. The location for the position will be Italy and we are looking for an immediate entry.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Plan and coordinate existing and new surface and barrier coating applications
  • Execute activities at customer sites: lab and industrial tests, support and development of existing applications
  • Continuous development work
  • Work closely with the sales team to ensure proper equipment availability and functioning
  • Work closely with R&D to be adjourned about new products developments and company targets for the future
  • Openness towards new things and positive approach towards your customers and colleagues are essential

What we offer:

  • Increasing your abilities and skills in various area
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market
  • Attractive benefit package
  • Great, multicultural and positive working environment


What you need:


  • Degree in chemical engineering with Master degree and Master thesis regarding coating color applications
  • Multifunctional competencies related to
    • Coating process optimization
    • Coating color formulation
    • Coating kitchen management
    • Surface barrier application development
    • Coaters and super calanders optimization
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in paper industry (coating development and surface products application)

Competencies and Skills required:


  • Strong and structured team player with high level of self-motivation.
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken
  • Willingness to travel for market support related activities is required, driving license B
  • Knowledge of chemical treatment in the paper industries


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira.

For further details please contact Mikko Makinen (tel. +358505891343) on 9.8. or 20.8.2019 or by email
Please apply via MyKem with CV and covering letter no later than Wednesday 21st August 2019.



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