Composites Material Engineer – Research & Product Development


Research and Development



Level of experience

Mid Level

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Toray Advanced Composites

Toray Advanced Composites (TAC) is a leading supplier of advanced composite materials for the aerospace, space, high performance automotive, and consumer and industrial markets. You will find our thermoset and thermoplastic composites in a wide range of applications worldwide. Most notably, we are the leading global supplier of thermoset prepregs for out-of-autoclave applications.

Our Toray Cetex® brand is a leader in thermoplastic prepregs for the aerostructures market, while our Toray AmberTool® line of low temperature curing, high temperature performance composite tooling prepregs set the industry standard. Toray also provides compatible film adhesives, syntactics, and resins to help our customers develop and produce advanced structures with a single supplier and partner. Toray Advanced Composites NL builds on the rich textile history of Overijssel by creating astonishingly strong and light materials based on carbon and aramid fibers in combination with synthetic resin, powders and foils.

We offer our employees opportunities to develop and unlock their talents, both individually and professionally, in an international working environment. Through our attractive and challenging roles and responsibilities, our people grow as a professional and as a person through initiative and creativity.

We are seeking a motivated, proactive Material Engineer to join the Research & Product Development team on the location in Nijverdal. 

Together with your fellow engineers, you will work on material selection which includes diverse reinforcement and matrices screening, continuous improvement of the products and create new materials and processes. This means that you and your team initiate and support development activities. You can always rely on the team in Nijverdal or your international colleagues in UK, US and Japan. Concrete tasks are further:

  • Explore, characterize the next generation of thermoplastic composites
  • Evaluate, summarize and report results to the local and global team
  • Collaborate within large national funding programs
  • Participates in external bilateral projects.


You will be part of the Research & Product Development team in Nijverdal, our European center of excellence for thermoplastic composites.

Focus of the team is the development of lightweight materials for a wide range of current and future applications, such as aerospace and urban mobility. Many disciplines come together in our profession: Materials science,  engineering, aerospace engineering, chemistry… Experience with composites and polymers is therefore a major advantage.

We are looking for someone with a creative, open mind, an inquisitive attitude and the motivation to become the best in everything related to our carbon fiber reinforced materials.  Your responsibility are expected to be divided as follows depending on your experience: 20-30% support of project management and 70-80% experimental activities.

Experience, education and skills:

  • Master degree or bachelor degree with industrial experience (+2 years), preferably in the direction of Material Science,
  • Background in the field of composites is beneficial.
  • Experience with mechanical testing , polymer characterization is beneficial.
  • Experience with thermoplastic and their processing is a plus.
  • Creative and responsible.
  • Good English level in verbal and written reporting.
  • Dutch language is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.

Innovative company with room for growth

Toray is a great company to work for. You can count on thorough training on the job where we teach you all the ins and outs of material development and production. You work in a team with sympathetic and smart people. And we're not just talking about the engineers from various disciplines who work well with us.

Good atmosphere, good conditions

At Toray there is a very nice, positive atmosphere in all departments. We interact with each other in a relaxed manner and regularly organize outings. Moreover, during working hours (!) everyone can participate in the weekly bootcamp training sessions.

  • The compensation package includes:salary depending on work experience;
  • 23 vacation days and 19 ADV days per year;
  • Particpation in pension fund;
  • travel allowance if you live more than 6 km from Nijverdal;
  • excellent other conditions such as, for example, a supplement of up to 100% for additional child birth leave.

Are you just as good and strong as our products?

In that case, we would like to convince you of our strength as an innovative technology company and as an employer. Write an email to Want to know more about the work itself? Contact Guillaume Ratouit, Team Leader Research and Product Development: +31 (06) 657 628 821  or: 

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