Senior Application Engineer (f/m/x)
Film Extrusion

Start-Up, Full-Time Employment
Location: Hamburg / Buchholz in der Nordheide


Do you want to help us solve the global plastic pollution? Are you an expert in product development in the plastics industry and looking to use your skills to create a positive impact? Do you enjoy finding solutions for complex, new challenges? Are you interested in helping to build an ambitious start-up from the very beginning? Then we are looking for you!

How you’ll make a difference

As Senior Application Engineer (f/m/x) Film extrusion, you will help us to further optimize and develop our traceless film extrusion technologies. With your experience in film production processes, you will help our customers to convert our traceless material on their machines. You will help them to enable a transition to use traceless films for a maximum array of applications to make the biggest possible contribution to solve global plastic pollution.

What you’ll be doing

  • Identify opportunities to optimize our material properties while maintaining their unique, holistic sustainability

  • Manage customer projects for the develop of (food) packaging and single use products

  • Develop processing concepts and lead production tests in collaboration with our partners for the application of traceless materials as films

  • Work in a motivated, multidisciplinary team of engineers and chemists

  • Help us gain an even deeper understanding of our materials as they are used in film production machines to understand their potential for optimization


What we’re looking for

  • You have a degree in chemical engineering, material science, polymer science or similar with an applied research mindset

  • You have a sound technical understanding of thermoplastic processes as well as (bio)polymer structures, interactions, processing techniques and polymer compounds

  • You have at least 3 years of technical experience in the (bio)polymer converting industry with specialization in film extrusion processes

  • You have experience in managing projects independently and are not afraid of tricky challenges

  • You are fluent in written and spoken English, German is a plus


You don’t have all the qualifications listed above but would still love to work with us? Then we’d love to hear from you! We encourage you to apply anyway and tell us why your personal experience makes you an excellent candidate.

Who we are looking for

  • You are a team player with an ability to communicate directly and to the point and would like to develop traceless together with us into a worldwide player on the sustainable plastic substitutes market

  • You are practically minded and do not shy away from getting your hands dirty and do what it takes to make traceless material the no.1 sustainable plastic substitute material

  • You have entrepreneurial spirit, are reliable and keen to work in a start-up - with everything that includes – while being down-to-earth, direct, and with a sense of humour


traceless is a young company - with huge potential! At traceless you will work with passionate experts motivated by jointly bringing the solution to the worldwide plastic problem to market.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/worldview, disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity. If you are interested in becoming part of traceless, send us your CV to contact(at) and tell us (as text, video, audio...) why you are the right person for our team!


About us

The traceless materials GmbH is a female-founded circular bioeconomy startup, founded in September 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, offering a holistically sustainable alternative material to conventional plastics and bioplastics. Our innovative, patented technology for the first time allows us to use food production residues to produce materials that are compostable under natural composting conditions. While bio-based, our materials don’t cause land-use-change, don’t need any hazardous additives or solvents, have up to 87% lower CO2 emissions and don’t fall under the EU Plastic Directive.


By considering all impact indicators, traceless’ biomaterial solution is uniquely sustainable. Already competitive to conventional plastics and bioplastics in quality, on industrial production scale our materials will be price competitive to virgin plastic, allowing our customers to convert traceless materials into sustainable, affordable products for end-customers in all demographics and income levels to become part of the solution to solve global plastic pollution.


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