Senior Engineer COMPOSITES - unique joint recruitment
8 March, 2017
In a unique joint recruitment IKEA of Sweden and Swerea IVF - a research institute within the fields of materials and production processes and one of IKEA’s R&D partners - are looking for a Senior Engineer COMPOSITES, to work at Material & Innovation Development - Polymers.
To continue to fulfill our overall IKEA vision “a better everyday life for the many people”, we need better materials i.e. more sustainable and attractive materials that are safe and healthy. This development work is done together with R&D partners all over the world."
The Material & Innovation Development assignment is to develop new materials and technologies for IKEA, with focus on innovation and all elements of Democratic Design; meaning quality, function, form, affordability and sustainability. The focus will be on innovative and cost efficient composite solutions for high volume applications.
The assignment is a joint recruitment together with Swerea IVF in Mölndal, Sweden, as a strategic partner within the area of material development. Several development projects are run with Swerea IVF as R&D partner using their laboratory facilities for developing new technologies. A key for successful co-operation is for IKEA to be on-site on regular basis. This set-up gives several advantages such as close day-to-day personal co-operation, fast and simple decision making for the managing projects, improved understanding for IKEA needs and demands. The close proximity to Swerea SICOMP in Mölndal, one of Europe’s leading composites research institutes, will ensure access to experts and international networks within composite materials, simulation and manufacturing technologies.