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Country:  Sweden
City:  Karlstad

Karlstad, SE Imatra, FI

Job Family:  Innovation
Job Type:  Full-time (Regular full-time employees)
Division:  Packaging Materials

Extrusion Specialist Coating Technology

We are now looking for an Extrusion Coating Specialist to join the Innovation and R&D organisation within the Packaging Materials Division. The position will co-operate closely with our extrusion and lamination production plants at Imatra in Finland and Forshaga outside Karlstad in Sweden. Location is preferably Karlstad or Imatra.

Stora Enso has more than 400 scientists working at research centres in Finland and Sweden as well as the Innovation Centres for packaging and biomaterials. Additionally, we have various cooperation agreements with Aalto University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Chalmers University, Rennovia Inc., Wallenberg Wood Science Centre and SweTree Technologies. We work with start-ups through our businesses and the Stora Enso Accelerator programme. We are also active in a number of national, European and trade associations focused on the bioeconomy and forestry agendas. 
The main responsibilities for the position are: 

  • To support the optimization of existing- and development of new extrusion coated barrier products which meets the demands in terms of recyclability, processability and final packaging performance.  
  • In co-operation with sales, production lines and R&D co-operate in or initiate, manage and follow up projects with emphasize on barrier development for packaging materials. 
  • Actively follow the development in Extrusion Coating Technology as well as in the related area polymer technology. 
  • Plan and implement trials on both pilot and full-scale coating machines 
  • Act as specialist in R&D related issues in the areas of extrusion barrier coating and polymer chemistry within the Stora Enso organisation. 
  • Support the business organization regarding barrier properties analysis, specifically the interrelation between features in the base materials and the final barrier and end use performance in various packaging applications. 
  • Create and maintain contacts to external R&D partners in Universities and other Research Institutions, raw material and equipment suppliers 

What we offer 

With our values, “Lead and Do What’s Right”, we endeavor to set an example in all aspects of our business as well as sustainability. We dare to take the initiative and constantly ask ourselves what more can we do, what can we do better. This is an excellent opportunity for you to be a part of the journey Stora Enso is on – transforming from a traditional forest industry company, into a renewable materials growth company – an industry with great potential driven by global megatrends


To succeed in this role, you have a Master of science (or equivalent knowledge) in preferably polymer chemistry or chemical engineering. We see that this role preferably has a minimum of 5 years’ experience in specialist, project or line management positions in at least one of the fields of extrusion coating or polymers. 
To continue to drive a strong culture we believe that you have co-operative skills, as well as ability to act as co-worker or leader of projects in collaboration with colleagues within as well as outside Stora Enso. You have the ability to function in a matrix organization. You have good ability to actively market, sell and communicate the results from projects to internal and external customers. 
Finally, you also have strong analytical skills and you are fluent in English both spoken and written; other languages are appreciated. 
Additional Information 
For more information regarding the position, please contact hiring manager Roger Carlsson, Manager Coating Technology, +46 (0) 70 541 5836 or by email, roger.carlsson@storaenso.com . Other questions can be directed to Recruitment Specialist Samuel Göranzon, Samuel.goranzon.ext@storaenso.com
Union representatives: 
Lina Löfgren, Akademikerna, lina.lofgren@storaenso.com  +46 (0)73 0919076. 
Lena Tollnerius, Unionen, lena.tollnerius@storaenso.com, +46 (0)70 385 3193. 
Interested? You are welcome to apply via Stora Enso's online system, www.storaenso.com/en/careers! We work with the recruitment process on an ongoing basis, so apply as soon as possible, but no later than the 19th of May. Your application must include CV and a personal letter. In the personal letter, please let us know why you are suitable for this position. We accept applications submitted through our recruitment system only. 


The ambition of Packaging Materials division is to be a global leader in circular economy with our high-quality renewable packaging materials based on both virgin and recycled fiber. Addressing the needs of today’s eco-conscious consumers, we help customers and brand owners to find the best material for their packaging and to replace fossil-based materials with low carbon footprint, renewable and recyclable alternatives. A wide selection of barrier coatings enables the design and optimisation of packaging for various demanding consumer and industrial packaging end uses.


See our film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUElPYaxgqs&t 


We believe diversity strengthens our competitiveness and contributes to better decision-making. Diverse working teams help us to explore different perspectives and challenge our way of thinking. We work actively to increase diversity in the workplace and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Stora Enso is an equal opportunity employer and follows non-discriminatory practices.

Based on the location and level of the position the normal recruitment process could in addition entail, video interview, aptitude tests, and pre-employment actions such as; background checks, references, health check-up and drug test as part of the final stages. You will be informed to what is applicable to the role during the recruitment process. 

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