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Senior Process Engineer R&D

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RB is different: ‘good enough’ isn’t good enough here.

RB is the world's leading consumer health and hygiene company, We work with the best people to challenge conventional thinking and keep giving people innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes, through our brands like Nurofen, Strepsils, Mucinex, Dettol, Lysol, Finish and Vanish.

Being part of RB Health, Mead Johnson Nutrition is a fast growing world leader in baby and infant nutrition that sells products to over 100 countries worldwide. In Nijmegen we have a state-of-the-art supply chain organization, where over 700 people work to nourish children to give them the best start in life. Our Nijmegen site produces semi-finished and finished products for markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America. In Europe the product range is mainly focused on infants with food allergies. Quality, reliability, innovation and ethics are very important in our organization.


To expand our engineering team in Nijmegen we are currently looking for a:


Senior Process Engineer R&D

Playing the key role between product development and manufacturing!


As a Senior Process Engineer R&D you will responsible for the process design part of the implementation of new and innovative products within IFCN portfolio. You are also responsible for the process design in case of new processes and modifications of existing equipment.


As a Senior Process Engineer R&D your main tasks and activities will include the following:

  • Provides technical expertise to new initiatives and current projects in the European region in key process technologies as spray drying, dry powder blending, powder conveying and liquid processing.
  • Executes process and product qualifications in conjunction with Product Development, Manufacturing, and Quality teams for effective scale up new products to manufacturing.
  • Applies understanding of HACCP, GMP’s, regulatory requirements, corporate safety and environmental standards to process design and process qualifications.
  • Issues, reviews and approves documentation related to process and product qualifications.
  • Actively participates on capital project teams in the design of processes and equipment selection.
  • Leads cross-functional technical project teams to develop and deliver innovations relevant to the European and Asian markets.
  • Builds networks internally and externally to ensure access to information required for project execution and process design.
Key result areas:
  • Defines and qualify the manufacturing process (mainly but not limited to spray drying, blending and filling) which is capable of producing the new products and formulations which are designed by the product developers.
  • Works in close contact with product developers to enable them to develop easy to produce products.
  • Works in close contact with manufacturing department to enable them to implement new products seamlessly
  • Responsible for the process design and qualification of the installations in case of investment and modification projects.
  • Helps manufacturing department in improvements and troubleshooting.

What are we looking for?

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Chemical or Food Process Engineering or related technical field with 10 years of experience as Process Engineer operating key process technologies (spray drying, dry powder blending, powder conveying and liquid processing).
  • Solid experience conducting plant trials in a manufacturing environment with proven success starting up new products in key process technologies.
  • Strong understanding of the microbiological and food chemistry impacts to a process for effective scale up, solve manufacturing problems and fuel continuous improvement efforts.
  • Knowledge of HACCP, quality management, food safety.
  • Knowledge of dairy processing is a pre,
  • Effectively work with teams, excellent leadership qualities, positive attitude, and strong written and verbal communication skills to convey technical information to a diverse audience.
  • Flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment where a high degree of teamwork and collaboration are required.
  • Rravel, including internationally, is required.
  • Result oriented, has strong willingness to achieve.


Supports and carries out the R&D and Operations goals by a pro-active attitude. Has team spirit, customizable, integrity and quality oriented. Is in possession of excellent communication skills. Is action oriented and takes initiatives. Submits improvement proposals.

Our offer:

Mead Johnson Nutrition offers a challenging and collegial environment with excellent competitive salary and benefits. You have the opportunity to develop yourself further in a global working company. You will be reporting to the Manager Engineering and be part of a very skilled and high performing team.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truely Global organisation.

Apply Now for a chance to really change the game!

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