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Senior Process Engineer Sugar Extraction Technologies

Standort flexibelBonn, DeutschlandSmart Plant - IOTdigital farming, digital twin technology, food processing, python, smart plant, sugar beetw2cc7


Our Client:

Join our client’s journey towards sugar extraction excellence through cutting-edge technology. This isn’t just another job; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of automation, digitalization, and process optimization. If these fields excite you, this is your chance to become part of a diverse, agile team with a global perspective. Our client, a leading European sugar producer, boasts a substantial team of over 2,000 members and state-of-the-art production facilities. They’re on the path to a digital future, led by their “Smart Plant” team. This team leverages cutting-edge technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning to revolutionize sugar production. As they venture further into the digital landscape, they’re now seeking a visionary:

We are looking for a

Senior Process Engineer Sugar Extraction Technologies

to lead transformative sugar extraction efforts, enhance quality, reduce resource usage, and drive operational excellence.

Your Role:

  • Assume responsibility for developing the sugar extraction process, from sugar beet reception to raw juice and press pulp extraction, to achieve best-in-class technology.
  • Collaborate closely with process owners for heat economy and control application developers to align extraction enhancements with the broader production process.
  • Embrace digitalization and explore new possibilities for process development and technology improvement, including developing the digital twin and process control, in collaboration with our facilities, data analysts, data scientists, and software developers.
  • Maintain continuous alignment with stakeholders, including plant managers, shift leaders, control room operators, GTO Automation, GPO Maintenance, and external service providers.
  • Provide technical guidance, knowledge sharing, and information sessions on the latest sugar beet processing and extraction developments.
  • Support the training of colleagues through on-site practical learning, project involvement, and mentoring.


Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Process Engineering, Food Engineering, or a related field, with practical work experience directly applicable to the role.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the sugar industry is preferred, but experience in sectors such as Food Processing, Chemical Processing, Process Control and Automation, Quality Assurance and Control, and Supply Chain Management will also be considered positively.
  • Robust technical knowledge and sugar technology competencies encompass the entire process from beet to silo.
  • High cultural awareness and sensitivity, with a solid ability to navigate and negotiate in a multicultural environment.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

Your Personality:

  • A team player, open-minded.
  • Willing to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to influence and explain ideas to stakeholders at a European level.
  • Good communication skills in English and either German or Polish.

Professional Development and Benefits:

  • Become a specialist in sugar extraction, overseeing the transformation of sugar beets into raw juice and press pulp, aiming for best-in-class technology.
  • Stay current with the latest advancements in sugar extraction methods and tools.
  • Gain experience in developing and enhancing our digital twin for optimized sugar extraction.
  • Lead transformative projects and mentor junior staff to become experts in sugar extraction.
  • Contribute to the production of high-quality sugar products, exceeding industry standards.
  • Remote work option up to 100% available.
  • Inclusive work culture with team events, 13 monthly salaries, bonus programmes, and modern IT equipment.
  • 30 days of holiday and flexible work hours of 37 hours/week between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Embark on a Journey of Innovation: Shape the Future of Sugar Extraction. We are a specialized partner in recruiting for niche tech roles within the European sugar industry, conducting this search with utmost privacy on behalf of our client. Your next step begins with your application. Seize this opportunity to engage in an initial conversation with us, and together, let’s explore the exciting possibilities awaiting you with our client. Your future is in your hands; take the first step towards a digitally innovative journey.

Standort flexibel
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland
Smart Plant - IOT


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