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Principal Technology Engineer

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Job ID 199298 Date posted 09/06/2022 Location : Hamburg, Germany | Rotterdam, 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 Principal Research Engineer will lead multi disciplinary project teams that develop and transfer new product and new process technologies. In this role, you will apply expertise in process development from bench and pilot scale through commercial scale, design and build at pilot scale and pilot operations management.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide global advisory on design principles including pilot design and technology development packages for commercial builds for chemical and fermentation based processes.
  • Lead and coordinate technology development and technology transfer components of projects, with emphasis on the transition from lab scale demonstration to piloting to commercial start up of new manufacturing technology.
  • Lead role in safety initiatives, programs and training for a diverse team of project staff and contractors and ensure safety awareness and adherence to company safety policies for piloting, tolling and commercial start up activities.
  • Provide consultation for understanding the impact of engineering design and operation conditions on scale up or scale down process streams, generate design criteria and derisk new technology at smaller scales.
  • Lead technical development efforts that include business case development, regulatory review, engineering design and construction and pilot plant startup activities of integrated project teams.
  • Responsible for pilot assets that includes build planning, management, safety, food safety, compliance and design of pilot unit operations and process integration.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in chemical engineering or related field or equivalent experience,

  • Experience creating and executing plans to drive organizational results

  • Confirmed ability for process design and construction of same

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree

  • Confirmed business or project management skills

  • Experience with optimization of biotechnology manufacturing processes and sterile design

  • Proficiency with plant instrumentation and deploying process control systems

  • Experience in a manufacturing or process development environment

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.

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