R&D Pilot Plant Technologist

BSc. / MSc. , Pilot plant, Food Process, Heat transfer, Preservation


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For one of our clients we are searching for a R&D Pilot Plant Technologist.

  • BSc. / MSc.
  • Pilot plant
  • Food Process
  • Heat transfer
  • Preservation

Our client is an international food company, constantly looking for opportunities to develop new technologies. You will help achieve their goals of making the planet a healthier place for all its inhabitants. To contribute to this goal, for R&D International, we are looking for an enthusiastic R&D Pilot Plant Technologist, who shares their passion for a more sustainable future.

What will you do?
Working for the R&D department, you will bring new technologies to life! You will drive Pilot Plant facilities by supporting R&D Product and Process developers during trials. You ensure the readiness of Pilot plant facilities and support HACCP validation of pilots.
In this role you will work with a diverse team of both young and experienced experts, varying from our internal food technologists to partnering with Process Engineers in the business, creating new products, design and build new process lines and find cost saving opportunities.


We are searching for a candidate with a Bachelor or Master Degree in relevant area like Process Food Technology. Also some experience in working in a pilot plant in a food company is preferred.
  • Functional understanding of (food) technology including foundational science, ingredient functionality and microbiology
  • Functional understanding of (food) process technology including mass balances, heat transfer calculations and flow diagrams/P&IDs
  • Understanding of product preservation including pasteurization, sterilization and thermal validation
  • Understanding of data analysis
  • Understanding of quality and food safety standards including hygienic design, HACCP and GMP.
  • Language Knowledge: Fluent in English


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Company profile

Our client is one of the largest global food and beverage company, with a portfolio that is a diverse mix of iconic and emerging brands. As the guardians of these brands and the creators of innovative products, they provide high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go.


Interested? Send us a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form. (See URL) (Vacancy number A2300024)
Location Gelderland
R&D Pilot Plant Technologist

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