Operational Supervisor Pilot Plant



Are you experienced in the field of food or pharma production? Do you have experience in coordinating or leading a team? For one of our clients we are currently searching for an Operational Supervisor Pilot Plant.


In this job, you will work in our Pilot Plant at a Research & Innovation center. You are responsible for the daily operation of this pilot plant and will coordinate a team of 10 who, in close collaboration with Product and Process developers, execute experimental plans. During the onboarding period, we will focus on everything from the basics to have a good understanding of the full process. With your knowledge and experience you will supervise this team of Assistant Process Technologists. The aim is to evolve into becoming the full hierarchical lead of the team.
You will be responsible for:

  • Taking care of qualitative output
  • Regular hygiene and safety inspections
  • Learn to work and understand the equipment available in our pilot plant
  • Setup training exercises with and for the team
  • Further improve instructions and procedures
  • Give input on maintenance and trial planning


We are looking for someone with a BSc degree with at least 3 years of experience in production environment, preferably working within food, pharma or research industry. You have experience with in the project management and coordinating/ supervising a team.

In addition:

  • Completed a Bachelor degree in food technology / (process) engineering or similar relevant education
  • Several years of relevant work experience in the environment of production
  • Good understanding and experience with Quality & Food Safety is a strong pre
  • Experience in leading, coordinating or supervising a (production) team
  • You have a pro-active mindset and an affinity with the technical or maintenance field
  • You have a open style of communication and you are eager to learn/ develop yourself
  • Good stress resistance and being able to switch quickly between tasks
  • English & Dutch fluent (speaking and writing) is a must have


Contract for12 months with the intention of extension.
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