Our RDI unit in Lempäälä is looking for a Project Engineer for an innovative research project in the industrial adhesives sector solving a global sustainability challenge

The future is being created today. At Kiilto, we invest in the future every day by promoting occupational wellbeing, encouraging innovation and making our operations more and more sustainable. We are guided by the desire to be an environmental leader, using our expertise to create success stories for our customers. We are local, innovative and insightful. Would you like to add your own chapter to our century-old growth story?


Our research, development and innovation (RDI) unit in Lempäälä is looking for PROJECT ENGINEER for an innovative research project in the industrial adhesives sector solving a global sustainability challenge.

In this role, you will be responsible for organising, analysing and reporting the work in the RDI project both internally and externally. Everyday work includes scheduling and running laboratory experiments together with research assistants and R&D managers. Searching for information on different techniques, raw materials and manufacturing methods as well as discussing with university research groups and other international cooperation partners is also part of your work. The position is temporary, for the duration of the research project (two years).


Background that makes the best fit for this job:

  • Master’s degree/equivalent studies and/or experience in a relevant field. This research subject is also suitable for master’s thesis work if other studies for the degree are completed. Polymer chemistry studies are considered as an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently towards set targets, using your existing knowledge of chemistry in solving problems.
  • Readiness to work in a laboratory.
  • Fluent communication skills.
  • Curious mindset with eagerness to learn.


We offer you a very interesting research project in which you can influence future technologies and put circular economy principles into practice. At Kiilto you will be a part of an enthusiastic and motivated RDI team within a growing international company.

We actively invest in the wellbeing of our staff, for which we have twice been chosen as Finland’s most active workplace. We strive to keep our staff’s skills and knowledge up to date by organising our own training programmes. We have a non-smoking policy at Kiilto.

Please submit your application with a salary request and CV no later than 14 June 2020 here.

We operate in compliance with Kiilto’s recruitment process and will treat all contacts concerning the post with absolute confidentiality. We will have the first round of interviews on week 27 in Teams after the application period has ended.

Kiilto is a growing, family-owned company from Finland, with a hundred-year history and a vision looking ahead to 2080. We develop, manufacture and market chemical industry solutions in four business areas: construction, industrial bonding, professional hygiene and consumer business. The key principles underlying our operations are environmental leadership, localism, and commitment to the future. We employee around 1,000 people, whose wellbeing and expertise are critical to our work on behalf of our customers. See the Kiilto website for more information.