Internship or Bachelor/ Master Student for Polymer Material Development in the Technology Center (m/f/d) - 6 months 100%

Switzerland, Schaffhausen
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

The Materials Technology Groups are part of the Technology Center– a Global Center of Competence for materials, processing, CAE, testing, and approvals with its own laboratories and a pilot plant - at GF Piping Systems in Schaffhausen. We hold technical responsibility for our plastic raw materials and function as an interface between suppliers, product development, production, and market. We evaluate new materials, lead material innovation projects and support our R&D departments in finding sustainable solutions for our products.

Help us take polymer materials to the next level with the latest technologies!

Your tasks

  • The main target is to take our polymer compounds to the next level, ready to face tomorrow's requirements
  • Define formulations of complex compounds
  • Organize the sampling of compounds and the production of parts
  • Analyse and evaluate material properties
  • Compare the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of the parts to the requirements of the industrial applications they are being used in
  • Document results and present results to the team
  • For further information on the task, please contact Daniel Casanova, Senior Materials Engineer, @ +41 52 631 3558,

Your profile

  • Student in the field of polymer science, polymer chemistry, chemical engineering or similar
  • Chemical knowledge would be a plus
  • Good knowledge of polymers, plastic processing and polymer analysis
  • High level of commitment and independent working style
  • Enjoyment in hands-on and systematic work
  • Confident handling of IT and MS Office
  • As we work in an international environment, German and English language skills on a good level are needed


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Your contact

Kristina Peric
HR Assistant
Ebnatstrasse 111
8201 Schaffhausen
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Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.