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Chemist, SKF RecondOil

Requisition ID:  10222
Category:  Innovation & Technology
Career level:  Beginner (1-3 years of experience)
Contract type:  Permanent



Oil is the world’s most important raw materials. It is used as lubricant in virtually all industrial processes. Oil is also a source to the ongoing pollution and climate change. There are many reasons why this valuable resource needs to be better used - in a circular way. RecondOil, acquired by the SKF Group in 2019, is a clean tech company founded almost ten years ago with the aim to create a sustainable use of oil. Combining advanced separation technologies (chemical and mechanical) from different fields, to create a technology platform (DST) that allows a lubricating oil to be cleaned down to nano sized particles and regenerated with the additives still intact. The oil can be used again and again, creating a truly circular economy – cutting carbon footprint, creating new business models and having a positive impact on the environment. 


Would you like to join this cool growth journey where you can contribute to a sustainable and more environmentally friendly world? Then you might be our next


Chemist, SKF RecondOil


We are now looking to enhance our team at our laboratory in Östersund, where our R&D Chemistry is being housed. This role plays an important part in making sure we clean, manufacture and handle own and customer’s oils in the most efficient way.


Your day-to-day work… 

  • Manage combability testing of lubricating oils  in laboratory environment.
  • Manage cleaning of customer oils  in laboratory environment.
  • Manage product- and process development in the laboratory .
  • Analysing and examining test results. 
  • Participation in writing technical documents and data.


  • We expect you to have/be…   
  • M.Sc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience of laboratory environment
  • Experience within one of the following areas:
    • Surface chemistry of colloids, emulsions, polymers, or
    • lubricating oil chemistry: metal working, hydraulic, gear box, or
    • analytical chemistry: particle cleanliness and distribution in fluids, elemental analysis, microscopy.
  • Solid experience in product- and process development in laboratory environment
  • Experience in conducting and evaluating tests, results and data carried out in the laboratory
  • Knowledge in writing technical documents and data.


You will enjoy working here if you are…  
…are analytical with a high level of own drive. You will thrive in this position if you are self-sufficient and use to prioritize between different work tasks and responsibilities. Further you need to be computer literate and have demonstrated a strong ability to analyse results and data. 

We offer
•    You are welcomed to a fast-growing cleantech company where you have a great opportunity to make a difference and contribute to a more sustainable world 
•    A challenging job with international contacts and possibilities for professional growth being part of a successful team, within an important and strategic area for SKF/RecondOil 
•    You will work with innovative technology in exciting customer projects around the world
Additional information
You will be located in Östersund, Sweden and report to the R&D Manager. 
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Anna Barkin Johansson, Recruitment Expert, at +46 31 337 10 67 or (please note that we can't accept applications via e-mail).
Are you interested?  
…and meet the above requirements? Great! Please submit your application with resume in English no later than 27th of September 2020. Please send your CV as soon as possible as we will screen candidates continuously throughout the application period.   

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.