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Material/Chemical Engineer

At Premium Sound Solutions (PSS), we develop and produce world-class innovative sound solutions for automotive and consumer applications. You may not have seen us; however, we are producing more than 90 million loudspeakers …. a year! Loads of cars and consumer products contain speakers from us. So maybe you find us in your car or at home, while listing to your favorite song.

We are a sustainable company that strives for a good work-life balance, invests in training and values integrity, teamwork, sustainable innovation, and leadership by excellence. Premium Sound Solutions employs more than 3000 people in product development and state-of-the-art production facilities. You will find R&D departments in Belgium, China and offices and production facilities in Belgium (Dendermonde), Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, China, USA and Mexico. For our R&D Department in Dendermonde, we are looking for a Material/Chemical Engineer.

What will you do for us?

The main activity is focused on the research and development of our electro-acoustical premium products.

As a Material/Chemical engineer, you will focus on:

  • Building expertise and competence ownership for materials
  • Scouting the market for competitive solutions
  • Input towards PSS strategy and roadmap for materials in electro-acoustic applications and products
  • Developing new and innovative materials for premium speaker and electro-acoustic products
  • Improve our product and manufacturing leadership for quality, environment, safety and cost.
  • Execute and improve experiments and procedures to release solutions as part of the innovation & product development cycle
  • Participating in the innovation & product development cycle for premium speakers and electro-acoustical products for assigned customers
  • Support purchasing in technical discussions and securing solid purchasing & quality agreements

You will also have an environmental focus:

  • Track components and materials in the International Material Data System (IMDS) for automotive customers
  • Tight follow-up on compliancy (European, global, customer specific) from product point of view
  • Environmental release of parts

What will you bring to PSS?

  • Master degree required in chemistry/chemical engineering
  • 3-5 years of experience required in an industrial environment
  • Laboratory experience
  • Knowledge of: Material and composition detection techniques, Material properties
  • Affinity with and knowledge of the following subjects is an advantage: Plastics, Glues, polymers and polymer compounds, Rubber, textiles and foams, Metals, IMDS, REACH
  • Active oral and written English required, passive Dutch, French or German are a plus
  • Outgoing personality that can work independently, takes initiative and is creative, is good at taking responsibilities; broad interest

Sounds Great?

This is an exciting opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic, and ambitious individual. Come and join our R&D team in Dendermonde with inspired, supportive, and motivated colleagues. You will have a challenging role in a true multicultural and innovative environment.

Together with all your PSS colleagues, you will shape the future of sound.

We are looking forward to meeting you…

Sales Automotive / Consumer office
Dendermonde, Belgium
Hoogveld 50
9200 Dendermonde