The job of development / application engineer is to make sure that Arkema’s solutions and products meet customer expectations and respond to market trends.

Development / application engineers act as the interface between research, production and the market, to create products tailored as closely as possible to customer needs and suitable for industrial scale production.


Development / application engineers are therefore a force of proposition, and provide technical advice to customers on several levels, by:

  • Identifying new needs and new markets.
  • Integrating and understanding their issues.
  • Developing customized technical solutions.
  • Helping to implement the solution chosen.

Skills and abilities needed

  • Ability to incorporate customer needs and anticipate market changes as part of a forward-looking approach.
  • Solid knowledge of chemistry and/or materials, and ability to continually upgrade this knowledge.
  • A passion for research and technical innovation, creativity and practicality, listening skills and a sense of customer service.
  • Proficiency in English is essential.

Education and experience

An undergraduate (or equivalent) or postgraduate engineering degree.

Career development

Possible development toward service management or business job functions.


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