Herkenbosch, Netherlands Apply Now Apply until: 6 Sep 2024

Are you a detail-oriented professional with a passion for driving operational excellence through automation and technology? Do you possess exceptional hands-on skills in executing first-line maintenance and collaborating closely with process control system suppliers? Your ability to ensure the integrity and continuity of operations will be pivotal as you play a key role in upholding the seamless and secure functioning of critical automation systems as an Automation Engineer.


At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future. We are looking for team members who bring ideas forward, champion others and work together to do better. Does that sound like you? 


About the job


The role of an Automation Engineer encompasses a variety of critical responsibilities focused on achieving specific operational objectives and guaranteeing the integrity and security of site OT (Operational Technology) systems. This entails utilizing expertise in process control systems and actively contributing to cybersecurity measures. Additionally, your insights and data analysis will play a crucial role in driving new business cases through process modifications and operational enhancements.


In your future role as Automation-Engineer


  • Actively apply the Stop Principle and engage in constructive safety dialogue.
  • Comply with safety, legal, and corporate rules and regulations.
  • Lead improvements and changes through regular MOC processes and project implementation.

Maintenance, Engineering and Projects at Site:

  • Conduct first line maintenance on the process control system and provide guidance to operations.
  • Advise, steer, and participate in process alarm management and tuning.
  • Perform software programming of small projects and participate in risk analysis HAZOP and FMECA.
  • Ensure reliability and availability of installations through system maintenance and back-up management.
  • Provide technical discipline support for maintenance and project/TA teams.
  • Provides input and data to support new business cases based on process modifications and/or modifications of existing operation.


Functional Excellence:

  • Execute applicable guidelines, processes, methodologies, and working methods.
  • Utilize functional knowledge to improve equipment uptime and decrease maintenance costs.


Maintenance, Engineering and Projects at Site:

  • Advise, steer and participate in the process alarm management and tuning teams and execute software programming actions.
  • Secure reliability and availability of installation through execution system maintenance and manage execution of back-ups.
  • Identify opportunities and make suggestions for improvement in reliability or maintainability of (key) process equipment, using appropriate maintenance metrics and the analysis of recorded history and failure mechanisms.
  • Is pro-active in diagnosing & solving process and system problems at the site.
  • Perform and/or participate in root cause analysis, criticality and Failure mode Effect & Criticality analysis and utilize predictive maintenance techniques to advise on appropriate maintenance planning.
  • Actively contributes to documenting standardized work packages and risk assessments.
  • Provides input and data to support new business cases based on process modifications and/or modifications of existing operation.


We believe you bring


  • HBO / BSc level.
  • 5+ years’ experience in maintenance and/or process operations with proven affinity to process automation/control.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Dutch is a must, good English.
  • Good understanding of process and process requirements.
  • Basic understanding of E&I (MBO+ level).
  • Project Experience (Change Management): Preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing and implementing changes to an Emerson DeltaV DCS system.



We believe you are


  • Proactive and solution-oriented, consistently tackling challenges head-on.
  • Accountable for the outcomes within your department and take decisive actions accordingly.
  • Adept at giving and receiving feedback respectfully, and you actively apply it to enhance performance.
  • Inclined to seek collaboration with peers both within and outside your department.
  • Accurate, distinguishing between opinion and fact, and constantly seeking opportunities for growth and enhancement.

We offer you


You will have the chance to work with various stakeholders across all levels of the organization. The global team are all professional specialists who strive to be better every day and are always willing to help whenever necessary. Our employment package comprises:

  • A permanent contract with a probationary period of 2 months.
  • 25 vacation days + 10 leave days.
  • Excellent pension scheme.
  • Good growth and training opportunities.
  • Nouryon Netherlands offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called LifeCheck. This program offers you and your household a wide range of support for your physical and mental health

Have we got your interest?

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, based in Herkenbosch.  


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit: nouryon.com/careers/how-we-hire/  


We look forward to receiving your application! 


About Nouryon

We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today. 


If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment. 


Visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn.  





For additional information about the vacancy please contact Patrycja Szczawinska Talent Acquisition Partner via Patrycja.szczawinska@nouryon.com


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We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or staffing companies. 


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6 Sep 2024
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Integrated Supply Chain
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