Current job vacancy

Lahnpaper speciality paper: We produce customised, individual and top quality paper. This is based on our production processes and specialised machines. Our product range is broad and provides solutions for industrial applications, for the printing industry, wallcoverings and for the document security sector. You can expect an exciting working environment with short decision-making processes. As part of the Kajo Neukirchen Group, we stand for expertise, excellence and drive.

We are looking for

Manager Development Laboratory m/f/d

What we expect from you:

In view of a prospective retirement, we would like to ensure an orderly handover now. We are therefore looking for an independent personality who can take over the position of Head of our Development Laboratory. Ideally, you will have a solid background as a paper engineer, supplemented by several years of professional experience in product development for paper production or paper finishing. Alternatively, applicants with a background as a master papermaker or chemical engineer are also welcome. Your ability to develop and successfully implement innovative solutions is particularly valued. Teamwork and communication skills are just as important to us as a structured, goal-orientated and pragmatic way of working, good analytical skills, technical understanding and a high level of problem-solving competence. Very good written and spoken German and English skills are essential for this position. In this role you will report directly to the Head of Product Development.

Your tasks at Lahnpaper:

  • Responsible management of development tasks / development projects in the context of the production of speciality papers / non-wovens
  • Management and organisation of ongoing operations in the development laboratory (incl. personnel responsibility)
  • Development, planning, preparation and evaluation of laboratory work
  • Planning, preparation and realisation of production trials in coordination with the Head of Product Development and Production
  • Documentation of the results
  • Technological consulting and support of the sales department in the recording of customer requirements / customer needs
  • Accompanying important machine trials at customer sites
  • Participation in the discussion of new technologies for the production and finishing of speciality papers / wet laid non-wovens
  • Supporting production with regard to process and production improvements
  • Co-operation with purchasing / suppliers to qualify new or alternative raw materials
  • Support in the implementation and documentation of internal audits
  • Master data / recipe maintenance in the internal ERP system

What does Lahnpaper offer you?

  • The success of our company is largely based on the commitment of each individual. Our corporate culture is based on the principle of ‘servant leadership’
  • After a successful probationary period and a detailed onboarding process, you will receive a permanent employment contract. If relocation is necessary, we will support you financially. We will also cover your accommodation costs in Lahnstein during the probationary period!
  • An attractive salary package, which includes a company pension scheme, company accident insurance and health management with regular events, is part of our benefits package.
  • The company canteen and free car parking are available.
  • You have the option of travelling to work on a company bicycle.
  • In addition, we support and promote continuous training and development to ensure that our employees are always up to date and can continue to develop.
  • An open, appreciative corporate culture and a flexible working time model round off our offer.

Please send your complete application including salary expectations and earliest possible starting date to: 

Our Head of Product Development, Jochen Schanzenbächer, will be happy to answer any questions you may have in advance on +49 2621 177650.


Lahnpaper GmbH
Auf Brühl 15-27
56112 Lahnstein

Phone: +49 2621 177-0
Fax: +49 2621 177-609


P.O. Box 2178
56108 Lahnstein


Mon to Fri from 7am to 2pm