Lead Processing Engineer Dryer

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Date: 23 Feb 2024

Location: Heerenveen, NL

Company: Tetra Pak

At Tetra Pak we commit to making food safe and available, everywhere; and we protect what's good – protecting food, protecting people, and protecting the planet. By doing so we touch millions of people's lives every day. And we need people like you to make it happen.

Job Summary

The BU CPS Evaporation & Drying business stream is developing into a global organization. The Operations Evaporation and Drying Team in Heerenveen engineers and commissions evaporation and drying equipment with a team of Process, Mechanical and Automation Engineers. 


As a Lead Process Engineer you will be responsible for coaching and assessing the performance of the Process Engineers. Your goal will be to execute independently complete complex projects including pre project, project implementation and commissioning experience. You will be the first point of contact to the Product Management team.


The position is based in Heerenveen, in the Netherlands, the projects will be executed within the borders or internationally. Includes nearly 20% travelling (sometimes 3-4 weeks long business trips), globally anywhere, depending on the project.

What you will do

  • Executing design checks on engineering work done by the Process Engineers
  • Develop and manage standard specifications/lists and processes inside operations
  • Resource planning
  • Compiling the dryer mass balance at the start of a project. Providing specific advice and support of the pre-project team at client presentations of quotations
  • Understanding the customer requirements and compile the applicable quote exhibits
  • Checking and signing the final contract documents and final quotes of assigned projects
  • Design, specification, and calculation of the process within the processing lines for dryer equipment
  • Developing the process into a P&ID, equipment specifications and main engineering output documents
  • Writing the specifications for the 'purchase' parts and technically evaluating the offers. Assessing the quality of the ‘purchased’ parts at the supplier and compiling necessary reports
  • Ensuring discipline checks for critical engineering output and approval for the complete design
  • Conducting acceptance tests at the automation supplier 
  • Conducting the pre-commissioning checks, starting up the installation and commissioning
  • Verifying and driving the performance of the installation to meet the performance criteria
  • Collecting the process running conditions and writing the commissioning report
  • Performing operator training during project implementation
  • Participating and contributing to CE, Health and Risk Assessments, Issue Resolution and R&D projects  

We believe you have

  • Coaching Process Engineers
  • Bachelor degree in chemical or process technology 
  • At least 5 years of experience as a process engineer in the dairy industry
  • Experience more than 5 years and/or 4 projects, preferable different customers and different consumer products
  • Good fluency in English, both written and spoken; Dutch knowledge is much appreciated
  • Capital equipment implementation experience is an asset 
  • Knowledge of standards like EHEDG, FDA, ATEX
  • Strong MS Office skills are essential
  • Confident in presentations at customers’ meetings


As a person, you:

  • are analytical, well-organized, able to prioritize
  • do not mind working in fast-changing environment – able to deal with uncertainty and complexity, and you are open to changes at all levels 
  • have good communication and presentation skills – you can build good relationship with people both externally and internally 
  • can work independently, on your own initiative while you can act as a team player within the assigned projects
  • are willing to travel


We Offer You

  • A variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • A culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our industry experts drive visible results
  • An equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements


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If you are inspired to be part of our promise to protect what’s good; for food, people, and the planet, apply through our careers page at https://jobs.tetrapak.com/


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