PROCESS ENGINEER

At Foamplant we are continuously working on a better future. A future without waste and with respect for people and our environment. Our unique circular foams are revolutionizing sustainability and are used in the bed & furniture industry, but also as a growing medium in vertical farms for example. Foamplant is growing and due to the increasing (international) demand for sustainable foam solutions, we are scaling up our production capacity. This means we will have room for a process engineer on short term.


Where: Groningen (NL) Domain: Technical process engineering Experience: 3+ years Degree: Bachelor or Master


What will you do as Process Engineer?

You will become an integral part of our Production Team which fulfills the production requirements for the continuously growing market demand towards biodegradable and recyclable foams. In parallel to this essential role our Production Team acts as an architect of yet to be developed Foamplant factories. You will act as our lead process engineer by identifying and solving crucial production bottlenecks. By taking the lead in optimizing our innovative and in-house developed production processes you will be able to push the production efficiency to the next level. Your skills as process engineer deliver continuity and quality by implementing standardized production methods. Your work will set a reliable foundation for developing our sustainable manufacturing industry.

Your day will never be the same, you will work with highly motivated and talented colleagues on challenging manufacturing topics.


Because of our young and fast-growing organization, you can influence your activities in such a way that you gain the highest level of efficiency. Your entrepreneurial mindset can thrive to make sure that you work on the right topics at the right time.


Your job will consist of but is not limited to:

  • Generating clear data-driven overviews of production processes

  • Identify & solve major production process bottlenecks

  • Develop standardized production manuals & methodologies based on Poka Yoke principles

  • Train & coach colleagues towards realizing increased efficiency


What do we expect from an Process Engineer at Foamplant?

In order to succeed as a tech startup in the challenging manufacturing industry pro-activity, creativity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:


  • A Master or Bachelor degree in Process Engineering or equivalent

  • 3+ years of full time relevant experience

  • Ability & experience in defining bottlenecks in complex processes

  • Experience with relevant standards & methodologies in manufacturing industry

  • Skills for training & coaching colleagues towards optimized performance

  • Ability to work in dynamical multidisciplinary teams

  • A strong desire to optimize & automate in collaboration with operators and engineers

  • Self-starting personality.

  • Well versed in the Lean Six Sigma Methodology

  • Availability for at least 32 hours per week


What can you expect from Foamplant?

In addition to a challenging role, we also offer:


  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role

  • The ability to be involved in the growth and success of Foamplant and co-define your own role as the company develops

  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience

  • 30 vacation days per year (on top of national holidays)

  • A balanced pension through Nationale Nederlanden

Are you up for the challenge? Email your resume and cover letter to w.seinen@foamplant.nl

PLEASE NOTE: Only apply when you're located in The Netherlands and have a fluency in Dutch. Due to rules and regulations we cannot hire engineers from abroad at this time.

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