Lab Technician


The Rozenburg plant was started in 2014 and produces vegetable fatty alcohols and derivatives by hydrogenation of methyl esters. The fatty alcohols are used as a raw material for surfactant components mainly used in detergents and household and personal care products. Part of the factory is the newly built and equipped laboratory in 2021.

For our laboratory in Rotterdam-Botlek we are currently looking for a self-starting and hands-on:

Lab Technician

As a Lab Technician, you will provide laboratory support for product development, sales and production concerning our product portfolio. This portfolio comprises of Alcohols, Surfactants, Basic Oleochemicals and technical applications. In this position you will report to our Head of QC.

Main responsibilities:

  • Analyse the various products including, among others, GC, Titrations, UV-VIS and Colour
  • Provide analytical certificates
  • Approve or disapprove of produced volumes for rendition
  • Analyse and (dis)approve incoming ships with raw materials for the factories
  • Maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
  • Report and document laboratory results in LIMS
  • Coordinate sample requests
  • Keep stock and order laboratory supplies
  • Collaborate with different departments, such as production planning, tank park, process
  • Operators and technical customer support
  • Alternating callout services with other lab technicians to cover potential support during outside-work hours

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • MBO level 4+ in laboratory/chemical analyses
  • 1-2 years of recent laboratory experience 
  • Good communication skills in English, and preferably also Dutch
  • Good knowledge of instrumental techniques from titration and GC
  • Extended knowledge on GC application is an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of basic oleochemicals and their derivates
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Good skills in MS Office
  • Flexible and independent

More about Wilmar Europe
Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam and Wilmar Oleochemicals in Rozenburg (Botlek-Rotterdam) together form the Wilmar Europe organization, which in turn is part of Wilmar International. Wilmar International is founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Singapore. Today, Wilmar is a world leader in processing, trading and merchandising oilseeds, edible oils and sugars, specialty fats and oleochemicals, biodiesel and grain. It has more than 500 factories and an extensive distribution network in China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries on all continents. Wilmar is a strong proponent of sustainable growth and is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and is a pioneer in that field in her industry.

Wilmar Europe's head office where the trade and commercial activities for Europe are handled, is based in Rotterdam. In addition, Wilmar Europe has offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy and joint ventures in Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Quality, service, and reliability are the cornerstones to Wilmar’s reputation as an international processor and trader in the edible oils and oleochemicals industry.

We offer you: 
A dynamic and a Rotterdam based job within an inspiring team with the opportunity to bring up your ideas. Taking responsibilities and personal development is self-evident within our company. Wilmar Europe Trading B.V. offers good salary and benefits package:

  • 30 holidays per year
  • 13th month
  • Pension scheme paid in full by Wilmar
  • Participation in the employer's collective fitness scheme and health insurance
  • Various other insurances paid for by Wilmar

If you are interested in this vacancy and working for our company, please send your curriculum vitae in the English language via our website For more information on Wilmar, you can also check on our international website


Wilmar Europe is growing significantly and has a demand for ambitious professionals to join our organisation. Employees make the difference; this is the reason why we are always looking for new enthusiastic colleagues who want to be part of our success. Wilmar Europe offers a dynamic and international work environment. We appreciate if our employees take their own initiative and bring in new ideas, next to taking responsibility.
Our European headquarters is in the city centre of Rotterdam near the Central Station.

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