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Chemical Development Engineer

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Job ID 262042 Date posted 03/14/2023 Location : Gouda, Netherlands

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Chemical Development Engineer will perform moderately complex technical research with a focus on the engineering of high performance innovations for new or existing processes and products and provide guidance to product lines on technical risks, assess competitive technologies and identify technology based opportunities for profitable growth and innovation. In this role, you will develop a deep understanding of our core processes and the unit operations of our product lines and will assist in the optimization and troubleshooting of the product lines where technical uncertainty needs to be addressed.

This position is in Cargill’s bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around sustainability, e-mobility, and growing population to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers in a.o. automotive, plastics, coatings and personal care companies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Identify high performance innovation opportunities.

  • Support high performance innovation projects by performing experiments, chemical analysis or measuring process data on laboratory, benchtop or pilot plant trials.

  • Build and operate bench and pilot scale simulations of unit operations or processes to study and derisk new or existing technologies.

  • Develop and communicate the high performance innovation technology transfer package to manufacturing technology and project engineer for scaleup to commercial application.

  • Utilize knowledge in the technical focus areas to address technical questions in troubleshooting or optimization efforts related to new or existing processes and products.

  • Analyze, interpret and document project results for more complex projects and presents results to cross functional audiences for use in future product development or modification.

  • Lead small and middle sized projects

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in process technology, chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent experience

  • Preferably 4 years experience

  • Project management skills including planning time and resources

  • chemical manufacturing or pilot plant experience

  • Experience in protocol development

  • Relevant work experience in product or process technology

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today:  
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