Pilot Plant Technician



Do you want to be the first to make an actual product right of the design table? For one of our clients we are looking for an Assistant Process Technologist who gets excited about helping our Product Technologists in making high quality products.

In this job, you will work in a Pilot Plant which is in a Research and Innovation center in Utrecht. In this Pilot Plant you are responsible for making the actual product (pilot phase) together with the Product technologist. With your knowledge of the machinery and the food process you are a vital member of our Pilot Plant team in the Technology Development Department. Together with the product and process developers, you strive for continues improvement of the products you fabricate.


In this role you will learn a lot about the products, how they behave in different conditions and you will be trained to operate various processing equipment. You feel responsible for the products that you create and are added value to the team due to your skills and knowledge on food processing.

Your other responsibilities are:

  • Take care of a safe environment
  • Responsible for handling different pilot plant equipment
  • Be an active member in multiple cross functional project teams
  • Keeping up the hygiene level in the pilot plant


We are looking for a hands-on Assistant Process Technologist who has a passion for working within a pilot plant environment and has a natural interest in food ingredients and food processing.

  • MBO or HBO Food & Process or similar study and/or Operator C with a food background
  • Experience in food processing is a pre
  • Proactive mindset is a must
  • You speak Dutch and English
  • Experience with Food Safety and Quality is a benefit
  • You have an open style of communication and are eager to learn


Assignment for 6 months, contract with Nutri-akt
Strarting asap

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