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Material Specialist



Are you an experienced Material Specialist with a good knowledge of polymer?
Do you want to bring your expertise and knowledge into play supporting our clear purpose to connect a greener world?
Then we have the ideal opportunity for you!



At NKT we can offer you a seat in an international company where your knowledge of raw materials has an important role in our development of new solutions and designs supporting the green energy transition.



Take lead on material strategy for new and existing cable design
Working closely with our customers NKT develops and manufactures efficient, sustainable, and technologically advanced LV and MV cables for the increasing electricity demand all over the world. 
As our material specialist, you will be responsible for providing knowledge about materials used for both the new design of cables as well as supporting and driving investigations of material-related issues concerning both products and production. Doing so, you will keep a holistic perspective on the interdependencies between materials in cable design and production and be a trusted advisor to other colleagues in the R&D organization. It means you will be the one blocking or releasing materials for future solutions.



Besides the above you would also handle tasks like:

  • Testing and verification of the functionality of the product
  • Technical approval of material and suppliers
  • Laboratory analysis and investigations of materials
  • Perform material specifications and give technical support in material-related issues



You will be part of our Product Development and R&D team for LV and MV cables. The team members are all located at our different production sites all over Europe, and this position we prefer to locate at our production site in Asnaes, Denmark.



Curious and solution-oriented engineer with a collaborative mindset 
To thrive in this role, you are an analytical problem solver with the ability to interact with many different stakeholders. Your cooperation with colleagues from Quality, Production and Product Development is as outstanding as your knowledge and mapping of external suppliers. You are capable of being hands-on in the laboratory as well as tactical working with standards and testing methods.



Additionally, your CV ideally includes:

  • B.Sc in material science or similar, e.g. Chemical engineer
  • Experience with polymer
  • Danish and English language fluently



Contact and application
NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization
enables sustainable performance and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work. We offer you an interesting job in a small, diverse, and flexible international team. 



Please apply with your CV and personal letter via the link below. Kindly note that due to GDPR regulations, we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager, Susanne Breiner, or +45 2329 8721 or HR Business Partner, Renate Pedersen, Be aware that personality and adaptive tests might be included in the recruitment process.


We welcome your application!




About NKT
Offers a broad range of building wire, low- and medium-voltage power cable supporting both safety in the building sector and the European energy transition. NKT markets high-quality products exceeding high customer expectations and has developed ergonomic solutions that are easy to install. Here, you will join a diverse and international organization operating from five main production sites with strong market positions across Europe driven by customer centricity and a growth focus. 

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world.


Posting Date:  05-May-2023

Asnaes, DK, 4550

Type:  Permanent
Requisition ID:  3527

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