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Pilot Plant Technician

  • Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

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Pilot Plant Technician

(Utrecht – 40 hours a week)


Within Danone Nutricia Research in Utrecht we are looking for an pilot plant technician who gets excited about helping our Product and Process Technologists in making high quality products, with state of the art processes.

About the Job

In this job, you will work in our Pilot Plant in our Research and Innovation center in Utrecht. You are responsible for making the product (pilot phase) and testing processes together with the technologist. The technologists are our customers so you have a flexible attitude to assist them in answering their research questions.

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)


About you

About You

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
·  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 English, Dutch is a pre

About us

About Us

Danone’s mission is bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet, and this is what our new signatureOne Planet One Health embodies. Clickhere to discover more about Danone in the Benelux.

Nutricia Research Center for Specialized Nutrition located in the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands is a state-of-the-art innovation center for the development of new product, process and packaging concepts for Specialized Nutrition. We create formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers – infants, toddlers, elderly and patients .

We Offer

At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products.


What’s next?

Hit the “ apply now ” button. After your application deadline first feedback will follow within 2 weeks. In case you are invited to the selection process you should expect to receive feedback 2 weeks after each step of the process

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Need more information? Please contact Debbie Veldmeijer, Talent Manager via

*All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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