Pilot Plant Technologist

Vacaturenummer: A2100159
Unilever Research & Development - Wageningen (Nederland)

For our client, Unilever Research & Development, we are looking for a Pilot Plant Technologist.


  • Operator
  • Food R&D
  • Vapro-B
  • English

The Foods pilot plant in Wageningen has a strategic role to enable landing of Unilever products in the market by efficient application of existing and new processing technologies. The Pilot Plant is part of GDC Processing. As pilot plant technologist will be responsible for operating the equipment and running trials, in close collaboration with the trial owners from the RDC/GDC and support potential trials from external companies.
  • Discuss and agree trial set-up with trial owners (GDC/RDC);
  • Preparation of equipment for trials;
  • Coordination with logistics;
  • Execution of the trials;
  • Execution of basic analytical measurements;
  • Cleaning of process equipment - CIP;
  • Routine (preventive) maintenance.

Who we're looking for
For this role we are looking for candidates with experience as operator in Foods, preferably in an R&D environment. You are trained as operator, preferably Vapro-B. Additionally, you are fluent in English and flexible regarding working hours. As a person you can describe yourself as pro-active, resilient and an enthusiastic team player. Are you the experienced operator we are looking for?

Company profile
The mission of Unilever is to add vitality to life. They meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

With 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods products, no other company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways.
Their brand portfolio has made them leaders in every field in which they work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.

They are constantly enhancing their brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. They invest €1 billion every year in cutting edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop their products.

Today Unilever employs 223 000 people in 100 countries worldwide, and supports the jobs of many thousands of distributors, contractors and suppliers.
Unilever R&D built a new Global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
In this way Unilever creates critical mass in expertise areas to ensure that the technologies ultimately bring benefit-led, breakthrough innovations to the markets. Unilever aims to evolve their R&D sites into innovation ecosystems to leverage the knowledge and expertise of external partners.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Project for one year
Days of leave: 25 + 13
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy.
Publication date:16-7-2021
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Jan Paul Favier
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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