Pilot Plant Technician



Our client is looking for a pilot plant technician who gets excited about helping our Product and Process Technologists in making high quality products, with state of the art processes.

You are responsible for making the product (pilot phase) and testing processes together with the technologist.
With your knowledge of the equipment and the food process you are a vital member of our Specialized Nutrition organization. Together with your colleagues from the Shelf Life department, Food Science & Technology lab and Product & Process development, you strive for continues improvement.


In this role you are the expert on processes and equipment in the pilot plant and you are willing to help and advice colleagues from other departments. You will learn about processes like pasteurization, sterilization, homogenization and filtration. You feel responsible for the products that you work with and are added value to the team due to your skills and knowledge on food processing. You will be responsible for some of the equipment and you have a natural interest in maintenance.

Your other responsibilities are:

  • Execution of all sorts of trials requested by Product and Process developers
  • Perform maintenance tasks on the equipment available
  • Be an active member in cross functional project teams
  • Responsible for handling different pilot plant equipment
  • Write instructions and trial reports and communicate them internally
  • Take care of a safe and pleasant working environment
  • Compliance with our food safety requirements (FSSC22000)


We are looking for a hands-on pilot plant technician who has a passion for working within a pilot plant environment and has a natural interest in food ingredients and food processing. Next to that, you bring:

  • MBO or HBO Food & Process or similar study and/or VAPRO C with a food background
  • Several years of working experience in food processing is a pre
  • You have an open style of communication and are eager to learn
  • Proactive mindset is a must
  • Experience in a quality regulated environment (e.g FSSC 22000 / ISO 9001) is a pre
  • Interests in technique and maintenance is a pre
  • You speak Dutch and English


Temporary role for 12 months
Contract via Nutri-akt
Starting date: 1-9-2022

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