Technology Specialist

In the food industry, Cleaning-In-Place (CIP) is an essential part of our process ensuring that our products meet our high standards with respect to safety and quality. It is the only production step that all the different processes on our site have in common, but it also offers great potential for improvements in terms of sustainability, water use, cost and quality of the cleaning. We need your help and expertise in this matter! Site Veghel us looking for a driven and proactive Technology Specialist with a strong focus on optimization and validation of our cleaning processes! 

Technology Specialist

What we ask

•    We encourage young professionals that just started their professional carrier to apply!
•    Master degree, preferably in fields such as Chemical/Process Engineering, Food Technology and/or Bio Processing;
•    0 - 4 years experience in the process, food or pharma industry;
•    You are self-starting and communicative with a hands on mindset. You possess and use your analytical skills to tackle problems and have a drive for implementing improvements, especially in the sustainability field;
•    You are able to communicate and connect with people on different levels and motivate them;
•    Solid communication skills in English, Mastery of Dutch is a strong plus but not deemed as required;

What we offer

Your salary is based on the weighting of your job, your experience and your training. FrieslandCampina does not however only compensate its employees with monetary rewards. We also consider it important for our people to continue to grow. After all, your development is not only good for your career; our products also benefit from it. That’s why we invest in relevant training courses in your particular discipline. The mutual exchange of knowledge between colleagues is also evident on the work floor. It is, after all, the most effective way to learn.

Vacancy description

The CIP technologist role is at the FrieslandCampina site in Veghel, whish is the largest dairy processing plant of the Netherlands. You will be part of a professional team of about 25 technologists. As a Process Technologist you will work on improvements and optimization of our cleaning processes: saving energy, time and materials your impact on the site’s CO2 reduction, up-time, yield, water and costs will be significant! You will work on many different parts of the plants, identify potential issues and propose solutions for fixing them. On top of that, you will improve the monitoring on our cleaning processes, for better understanding and control over these processes, which will likely reveal even more options for optimization. 

Staying true to who you really are, that is your starting point at FrieslandCampina. Because it is precisely by embracing our differences that we can grow together. We want to create a working environment that allows all employees to bring their best and authentic selves. If who we are suits you, but you're not sure if you're the best fit for the role, we still encourage you to apply so we can help you find the role that fits you best.

Technology team Veghel is a young team of 25 technologists with varying working experiences. We like our job and to discuss the challenges it faces, but we also share an interest in each others personal life: Everyone can feel free to discuss subjects not related to work. We have a big open office in which it is easy to ask one of your colleagues for help when needed, or to walk to one of the other disciplines. The culture is very open and it is easy to walk to any managers’ office when needed without an appointment. Our technology office is in the middle of plant Veghel between al the production plants. This makes it easy to walk to production for a simple question or check. Our operators really like to help you tackle problems by thinking along with to come up with solutions, tests or implement solutions.


Of course, when joining our team, you become part of FrieslandCampina. All 20,000 employees at FrieslandCampina share a single passion: getting more out of milk and aim to help people move forward in life. With our brands we reach millions of people in more than 100 countries. FrieslandCampina consists of a number of business groups and operating companies with offices all around the world. Within the Business Group FrieslandCampina Ingredients we are passionate about adding goodness to the foods, beverages and business that nourish the world. When some see only powder in bags, we see more options, more ideas, more ways to impact lives for good. Every day, we enrich the lives of millions of people through the nutritional passion and expertise we bring to the workplace. At our plant in Veghel we manufacture high-quality whey- and milk-based ingredients, to supply manufacturers of foods, infant foods and pharmaceuticals worldwide.

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JOB-ID: 53497 | Technology Specialist, Netherlands
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