Downstream processing engineer

Weitere Details
  • Oost-Vlaanderen
Gewenst aantal uren
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Master
  • Chemie
  • ,
  • Productie
  • Vast

Wat ga je doen?

For an international food company, we are currently looking for a DSP engineer with already some experience. You will join an international R&D team. The team supports product development at lab and pilot level.


  • Support the R&D team in attaining short-term and long-term development goals
  • Develop/improve product and processes : use of research capabilities and know-how to develop new products and improve existing products and processes at our industrial sites
  • Execute research : prototype development; product characterization; laboratory, pilot and industrial trials
  • Build expertise : review scientific literature and patent publications, connect with external expert network, participate to conferences
  • Build expertise related to downstream processes in general and to water and wastewater treatment in particular; by the usage of membrane processes, adsorption and other relevant technologies
  • Support the plants with continuous optimization projects (productivity, yield, energy, water…)
  • Contribute or manage innovation related projects from lab scale, pilot scale through pre-engineering and commissioning; design, conceptualise and perform pilot trials, as well assist production tests on site
  • Prepare the pre-engineering study – including process modelling, design and technology, cost - prior to hand-over of projects to the capex and engineering team
  • Act as a team member or project leader in (cross)department projects
  • Contribute to the R&D roadmap process : brainstorming and ideation, stage gate project meetings, reporting, as well to feed the R&D technology roadmap process, technology assessment
  • Plan and follow up the work of lab technicians
  • Execute lab and pilot safety audits, review SOP management and contribute to the implementation of good lab management practices and 5S standards

Wie zoeken wij voor Downstream processing engineer?

  • Master degree in Bio-Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering (or comparable) with minimum 3 years of relevant industry experience, preferably in the food or biotransformation industry, water treatment on downstream processes
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in process development and troubleshooting for microfiltration, ultrafiltration, or reverse osmosis technologies
  • Familiar with refining and purification technologies, in particular Ion exchange and activated carbon techniques for water and syrup treatment
  • Experience with process technology in general : physical separation technologies (separation, purification, dewatering), thermal operations (evaporation, drying), and bioconversion technologies. As well on process upscaling : from lab to pilot scale
  • Knowledge and experience on data acquisition and recording, especially in Excel or similar software tools
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, flexible and capable in setting priorities
  • Critical analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilities, results oriented
  • Ability to constructively interact with colleagues from a wide variety of roles within the company
  • Team player, proactive mindset, a sense of urgency, and an ability to work and manage multiple projects independently

Wat kun je verwachten van het bedrijf?

  • You will be working in a challenging international R&D environment with growth potential.
  • You will receive a competitive salary package with fringe benefits (meal and eco vouchers, group and hospitalization insurance, bicycle leasing, bonus system, etc.).
  • The company is accessible by public transportation.
  • Flexible starting hours in day shift

Arbeidsvoorwaarden Downstream processing engineer

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