Process Engineer


Wilmar Oleochemicals B.V. in Rozenburg (Botlek-Rotterdam)
The Rozenburg plant was started in 2014 and produces vegetable fatty alcohols and derivatives by hydrogenation of methyl esters. The fatty alcohols are used as a raw material for surfactant components mainly used in detergents and household and personal care products. In 2020, this plant was debottlenecked leading to a significant increase in production volumes and material movements. In 2021 the Wilmar board has approved several investments on the Rozenburg site broadening the site scope towards fatty acids and derivatives.

Due to this expansion of our activities, we are currently looking for an analytical and hands on:

Process Engineer

This position will evaluate, analyse and design new and existing manufacturing processes, systems, and equipment, as well as structure and develop proposals to optimise these. This includes design, contact with technology providers, testing (plant trials), conduct safety studies, commissioning, updating current system processes and conducting risk assessments. Acts as the primary interface between plant, project, HSE and maintenance.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop, present, and implement improvement proposals, both on a technical and process level
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved processes for manufacturing
  • Be part of the design/development team in designing new manufacturing processes
  • Draw up process designs (PFD, PID, mass balance, equipment specifications)
  • Design (complex) installations and installation components
  • Compile detailed process descriptions
  • Evaluate processes and equipment to ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations
  • Lead or/and provide technical support on engineering projects
  • Conduct process safety studies and reporting
  • Conduct tests (plant trials) and monitor the process performance throughout production
  • Analyse, troubleshoot problems associated with manufacturing processes
  • Have an active role in management of change process
  • Consult with other specialists such as piping engineers, process technologists and electrical engineers
  • Establish safety procedures for individuals working with dangerous chemicals
  • Estimate production costs

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • Bachelor or Masters’ degree in chemical/process engineering or equivalent training
  • Three (3) years of experience as a process engineer  
  • Effective communication & analytical skills are essential in both English and Dutch
  • Experience in managing or leading projects in a multi-stakeholder setting
  • Having knowledge and experience in oils & fats and oleochemicals processing and plant construction projects is an added advantage
  • Self-starter, able to work independently but thrive in a team setting
  • Proficiency in MS Office

More about Wilmar Europe
Wilmar Europe in Rotterdam and Wilmar Oleochemicals in Rozenburg (Botlek-Rotterdam) together form the Wilmar Europe organization, which in turn is part of Wilmar International. Wilmar International is founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Singapore. Today, Wilmar is a world leader in processing, trading and merchandising oilseeds, edible oils and sugars, specialty fats and oleochemicals, biodiesel and grain. It has more than 500 factories and an extensive distribution network in China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries on all continents. Wilmar is a strong proponent of sustainable growth and is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and is a pioneer in that field in her industry.

Wilmar Europe's head office where the trade and commercial activities for Europe are handled, is based in Rotterdam. In addition, Wilmar Europe has offices in Germany, France, Spain and Italy and joint ventures in Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

Quality, service, and reliability are the cornerstones to Wilmar’s reputation as an international processor and trader in the edible oils and oleochemicals industry. For further information about Wilmar visit our international website

We offer you: 
Wilmar offers a dynamic and international working environment. We appreciate it if our employees take the initiative and offer new ideas in addition to taking responsibility. We grow and continue to grow. Quality, safety, teamwork, innovation, sustainability, and reliability are the core values Wilmar stands for.

Wilmar offers good salary and benefits package:

  • 30 holidays per year
  • 13th month
  • A pension scheme paid in full by Wilmar
  • Participation in the employer's collective fitness scheme and health insurance
  • Various other insurances paid for by Wilmar
  • Partial work from home options

If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit your application online with your curriculum vitae (in English) via



Wilmar Europe is growing significantly and has a demand for ambitious professionals to join our organisation. Employees make the difference; this is the reason why we are always looking for new enthusiastic colleagues who want to be part of our success. Wilmar Europe offers a dynamic and international work environment. We appreciate if our employees take their own initiative and bring in new ideas, next to taking responsibility.
Our European headquarters is in the city centre of Rotterdam near the Central Station.

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