Production Engineer

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  • The Production engineer serves as the main driver for successful day to day production for a section of our manufacturing site in Zeeland, the Netherlands.
  • With your in-depth knowledge of production processes, you will connect with the team managers, their teams and act hands-on to ensure daily manufacturing targets are met.
  • As a Production Engineer you will also build and maintain a deep connection to the Process Improvement team to unlock future potential that help raise the bar.
  • Please note as a Production Engineer you will be a member of the production call out team and crisis management team.
  • You will report into the Production Manager. 
  • Your responsibilities as a Production Engineer will include;
  • Daily monitoring of the designated production plant by analyzing process performance and engaging into conversations with the operational team to address safety concerns and identify and resolve quality deficiencies and capacity restrictions. 
  • Improve personnel health & safety, process safety and the environment by investigating and taking action on incidents, near misses, operator concerns and join Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).
  • Identify and solve the causes of off-quality material, customer complaints and unplanned downtime, in order to achieve expected Product Line performance parameters. 
  • Lead and support complex problem solving, by using Root-Cause-Analysis (RCA) and Problem Analysis (PA) methodology. 
  • Closely work together with the Process Improvement team to architect and support the long-term process improvement strategy for the designated Product Line and help implement process standardization and best practices.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring of production data and its proper storage in the company database
  • Closely work together with Process Engineering team and evaluate Process Design Packages (PDP’s), commissioning plans and Pre-Start up Safety Review (PSSR) prior to implementation. 
  • Become the technical and technology liaison for the operational team within the designated Product Line. 


  • To be successful as a Production Engineer you will have a:
  • Bachelor’s degree Chemical Technology or Process Engineering
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience in the chemical/process industry.
  • Proactive safety mindset.
  • Well-developed analytical traits, easy decision maker and tenacious in achieving results. 
  • Excellent planner and organizer with a high stress tolerance. 
  • Good team player showing high adaptability and optimism.
  • Excellent and proficient communicator in Dutch and English.
  • Certification on Six-sigma, Problem Solving and Decision Making and Root Cause Analysis are valued. 
  • Open for future rotation to other site engineering roles in Netherlands or around the globe.

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01 // Permanent contract

After a specified period at this company, you will be offered a permanent contract. In other words, this is not a temporary position or project, but a permanent appointment and the selection procedure and terms of employment are not ours but those of your future employer.

02 // Education and development

Standing still in this fast-changing market is not an option. That's why you can combine this position at STAR with courses to further your specialist knowledge and skills. It's the best of all worlds: work, learn and be part of a challenging project all at the same time. Whether you need a springboard to launch your career or simply want to update your expertise, the training programmes offered by our STAR Academy ensure that your qualifications are always in line with your ambitions.

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