Proces Development Engineer

Nouryon is a company with a long heritage and extensive expertise in specialty chemicals. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items.

Our Salt Plant
Salt is a base chemical which is mined from underground salt layers, transported to Delfzijl as a brine and in the plant purified and recrystallized into vacuum salt, the purest form of salt available in the market. Salt is used in a wide variety of applications in the food and pharma business, however the main use of vacuum salt is as a base chemical for the chlor alkali business, where salt is used to produce chlorine and caustic. Nouryon is the largest vacuum salt producer in Europe and one of the world leading producers in chlorine, caustic and its derivates as MCA (monochloracitic acid), chloromethanes and metal salts.
Our success is based on the capacity, quality, reliability, cost control and innovation/ improvements of the processes. The technology department is continuously improving the processes and product (quality) and looking for a creative, enthusiastic and result driven process engineer with the focus on longer term developments.

We have an open Position for Process engineer Salt Nouryon Delfzijl.

In this role you will report to the senior process engineer Salt in Delfzijl. At the same time you will be part of the Salt Technology community, functionally lead by the Director Technology of the Salt business Nouryon.

Process Development Engineer with talent and creativity for the improvements in and development of processes and product (quality) at the salt plant Delfzijl of Nouryon. Main focus is on longer term capacity extensions and production cost reductions

As a process development engineer you will be working with engineers, operators, mechanics and plant management in process optimization and development. A job which requires an excellent and solid theoretical background, innovative mindset, people skills and (project) management skills.

As proces development engineer you will contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the existing operational processes with the focus on capacity increase, cost reductions and automation, while keeping the high quality of the salt. Therefore you will be leading improvement projects from the initiation/ development phase. Often in collaboration with the Salt central research & development department and based on modelling work.  This includes amongst others development of the business cases, process engineering to create a successful project, further automation of the plant and support during commissioning/ startup. Important activities are the creation of a business case for capex projects, risk- and project management, project studies, and technical evaluation of the processes including reporting and evaluation on the obtained results. All in good and intensive collaboration between the departments of production, maintenance and engineering.

What will you bring
• Master degree in process- or chemical/physical technology/ -engineering
• Some years of relevant experience is a plus not a must
• Flexible communication with all departments, both operational as managerial
• Convincing and positive enthusiastic attitude
• Innovative, high conceptual and analytical thinking level.
• Result-, customer- and quality- driven. Fact based
• English and Dutch language at a fluent level

What will Nouryon offer you

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis. The salary for this position is graded from €43000 to €70000. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
If you share our values and ambitions, we offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development. And through challenging projects with like-minded people, you will help us become first choice for our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.

In the role as development engineer you will be responsible for further improvement of already existing efficient processes. Nevertheless, with highly skilled and knowledgeable personnel, your colleagues, we succeed in continuous improvement. From this position there are many options within the company to grow ad make next steps in your career.

Additional information

In this role you will report to the senior process
engineer Salt in Delfzijl. At the same time you will be part of the Salt Technology community, functionally lead by the Director Technology of the Salt business

For further information on the content of the job you can contact Rienk Algra, tel: +34607681218

For further information on the recruitment process, please contact Anne Marte van der Vossen, Recruiter tel: 0631978686.

We look forward to your application! Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter with reference 557.

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