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PAD Lab Technician


Bornem, BE, 2880

Req ID:  79467
Department:  PAD Extrusion Lab
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list f the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year

To further expand our professional team in Bornem we are looking for a:


Product & Application Development Lab Technician

Function :

As a PAD Lab Technician you support the PAD engineers in the development process of new products (masterbatches/compounds) or support improving and maintaining existing products to fulfill the customer (internal/external) needs.

Responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Lab work

Support the development, improvement and implementation new and existing masterbatch products that fulfill the requirements of the market needs according the business strategy within a set timeframe. Tasks include but are not limited to: evaluating performance by analysis of physical properties & simulation of customer processes (pilot lines) according to test plans.

After critical evaluation of results, logging of findings in lab report and discuss with different stakeholders.

  • Equipment responsibility

Take ownership off designated equipment/pilot lines. Ensuring calibration, SOP, CAPEX, maintenance are up to date and in accordance with Operational Excellence, quality and safety standards. This includes the planning & organization of pilot lines, requiring a high level of autonomy.

  • Continuous improvement:

Expand knowledge by following up on new developments in the field of additives, resins and analysis of application methods & testing, by attending the team meetings, reading literature, attending webinars and internal and external trainings. Pro-actively formulate proposals for improvement in the field of HSE, methods and team spirit to the lab manager.

  • Projects

Can take on a project related to alternative raw materials with guidance of PAD engineer, independently to adjust the (pilot) equipment or installation of new equipment or HSE related improvements.

Profile :

  • Master in Sciences or Industrial Engineering
  • Extended knowledge of additives, polymers & physical property testing
  • Critical, Accurate, Precise & Analytical mindset
  • Strong organizational skills with a drive for results
  • Excellent pro-active & independent work attitude
  • Teamplayer with a practical, constructive mindset that can multitask easily
  • Demonstrating commitment, motivation & ownership
  • Fluent in English and Dutch



  • Permanent contract
  • Competitive Salary & extra-legal benefits
  • Dynamic organization
  • Learning & diverse career opportunities

We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.

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