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Application Engineer @ adapa Netherlands Rotterdam

aims to strengthen the positive image and awareness of the adapa group among potential and existing customers and on the market.

Flexible packagingFood packagingPackaging technologySustainability

Founded in 1901 in Rotterdam

Specialist in twist, wrap, fold en seal packaging

Since 2018 part of the adapa Group

About adapa Netherlands Rotterdam

adapa Netherlands Rotterdam is a market leader in printed packaging materials for the confectionery and chocolate processing industries.

Its two sites in Rotterdam and Freital (near Dresden in Germany) have both been active in the flexible packaging industry for more than a hundred years. The company’s years of experience, technology, quality and service make it a leading producer of coated papers, laminates and ’twist, wrap, fold and seal’ packaging, including many A-brands.

adapa Netherlands Rotterdam offers unique printing facilities with flexo and gravure printing, serving an important part of the European confectionery industry with an extensive product range. This is the result of continuous development and innovation and an ongoing quality improvement programme.

Since 2018 the company has been part of the adapa group, a leading European supplier of highly specialised flexible packaging solutions, that have made sustainability its core purpose. Founded in 2012, this fast-growing pan-European group connects 2,200 employees and 22 production sites in eleven countries, operating some of the most modern printing houses in Europe. They pursue a holistic approach towards sustainability and aim to pave the way for a circular economy, fully endorsing the EU Green Deal, and emphasising “HOW” they produce in each and every step of its business. They deliver best in class customized packaging to prevent loss and waste of food along the supply chain of essential goods.

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A few of your tasks

You will provide technical sales support in case of project meetings, machine related trial preparation, first setting recommendation and customer relation management.

You are responsible for trouble shooting and technical optimization support at customer's site.

You will be the technical communication interface between customers and local production sites (operations and R&D).

You will prepare and execute or support test runs at the customer’s site, at the adapa PackScience Center or at the packaging machine manufacturer’s site.

You will network proactively on a regular basis with relevant packaging machine manufacturers.

You will do trend scouting and continuous knowledge update regarding product changes, new products and services of the adapa Group and its competition.

A possible day as an Application Engineer at adapa Rotterdam
  • 7:00Drive to Schiphol Airport
  • 9:00Flight to Manchester, visiting a client
  • 12:00Lunch together with client in company canteen
  • 13:00Meeting with clients marketing people about new wrapper for Easter
  • 15:00Visit to production due to claim, meeting with production manager
  • 18:00Flight back to the Netherlands
What is your background?

Successfully completed technical studies (like packaging or chemical technology)

Several years of experience in a similar technical role in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the packaging industry

Knowledge of relevant flexible packaging materials ( BoPP, PP, PE, coated paper) and converting processes

Knowledge of Flexo and Gravure printing techniques

Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English, further languages (like German) are an advantage

Who are you?

You are analytically strong and work accurately, efficiently and systematically.

You are excellent at acting independently, but also know how to create unity by binding people to a common goal.

You are solution-oriented and do not get easily sidetracked.

You are a teamplayer with strong interpersonal skills, intercultural sensibility and excellent communication skills.

You are a driven and powerful personality that people can rely on.

What's in it for you?

Fun and passionate team, international working environment and informal corporate culture

Lots of responsibility and therefore room for your own development.

Very good working conditions and salary package

Hi Marion,