Process Engineer Food

We are looking for an ambitious Process Engineer who is capable and willing to improve, on a continuous level, the use of process technologies in existing and new production facilities of AAK.

AAK is the world’s leading producer of specialty vegetable fats, supplying the food, feed and personal care markets globally. The headquarter is based in Malmo and with over more than 3000 employees, 20 productions facilities and sales offices in more than 25 countries they have one of the most diverse global footprint in the industry. They have a unique co-development approach towards their customers, which enables them to develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions. The AAK site in the Netherlands is based in Zaandijk. An efficient and flexible vegetable oil factory who mainly deliver to the multinational food industry in Infant Nutrition and Chocolate & Confectionary. The culture at AAK is based on pioneering, innovation and improvement which results in a solid growth and an ambitious and supportive working environment.

Job description
As Process Engineer, based in Zaandijk, you will be one of the team members of the Process Technology Systems team. The team members are based on several, European AAK sites. You are primarily responsible for ensuring and improving the efficient use of process technologies in existing and new production facilities, mainly in Europe but also globally. You will work with the team and local engineering groups to investigate improvements and performing benchmarks.
The projects you work on are very diverse; large greenfield projects,  as modifications on existing installations, as well as troubleshooting. Depending on the project and location you will focus on the detailed engineering or supporting during project execution and commissioning.
You develop standards for best practice installation and operation of oil processing plants.


Job requirements
The Process Engineer we are looking for has a bachelor or master degree in chemical engineering or similar. You have, at least 5 years, extended experience in process plant design, commissioning and optimisation. Experience in vegetable oil processing is an advantage.
You have broad technical knowledge and are able to enter into the details as well as maintain the overview on the project, switching easily from concentrated abstract thinking to hands on troubleshooting You are confident and able to work independently. Due to the different locations and cultures you need good communication and presentation skills.
Obviously, you speak and write fluently English and are willing to travel on an extensive level (approximately 30%). 

Besides the fact that you can be part of a growing company in an international challenging position, AAK offers a competitive salary and benefits package, training and development and a culture that empowers you to be innovative and allows you to challenge convention.

How to apply
If you are interested in the job and the company, we expect you will have a lot of questions.
Please contact BuildingCareers, Sanna Willebrands for further information at +31(0)6 42 41 16 12

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