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Engineer I

Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3712

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Corbion is seeking an  Engineer I who embodies our behaviors of Set Clear Direction, Make the Difference, Focus on Customers and Deliver Through Teamwork.


Key Position Responsibilities

As our Engineer I, on our Applications team, you will implement new products from creation to commercialization. You will guide newly created products, in their development all the way through to plant implementation. You will be located at our Totowa, NJ plant, whereby frequent assistance shall be given to projects running in our North-American plants, based on your expertise and capabilities.


Responsibilities are:

  • Explore, develop and implement processes and products, matching with marketing requirements. These products are predominantly food products in powder form.
  • Participate in product implementation project teams as Technical Lead, whereby the Transfer of Technology from lab to plant is one of the key capabilities.
  • Build & maintain a broad development and implementation expertise in multiple specialties by an internal / external network; collect, generate, apply and make available knowledge in relevant field(s) of expertise.
  • Support implementation, optimization, cost reduction and migration of new or existing processes and products at Corbion's locations or at tolling third parties. Prepare production runs. Give support to factory scale trials and validation of product manufacturing.
  • Lead troubleshooting and corrective actions in case of production issues and customer complaints. Translate problems back to lab-scale trials and knowledge base.
  • Technical qualification of toll manufacturers and process confirmation for all outsourced products.
  • Reviewing our current production processes and recommending improvements to equipment design and operating procedures to increase product quality and batch-to-batch consistency.
  • Support intellectual property, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales with relevant expertise.
  • Coaching and talent development of specialists, scientists, technicians and/or trainees.


Candidate Profile:

In addition to your educational achievements of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, the successful candidate is preferred to have:

  • Minimum three years' work experience in a relevant role
  • Education in chemistry, engineering, food science or equivalent
  • Expertise on food production and process development as well as ingredient functions in dry powder blending, various emulsions/homogenization and adsorption/plating of powders
  • Knowledge in development and/or manufacturing of powder food products
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Intercultural sensitivity
  • Team Player
  • Travel 10-20%


Physical requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Postural changes such as sitting, reaching, climbing, standing, walking, ascending/descending ladders or stairs,  and lifting occasionally.
  • Occasionally operates computer, other office equipment, pilot lab production equipment, baking equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position such as sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 55 pound boxes or bags of material.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand.  Must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • The ability to observe details at close range.
  • Exposures encountered such as dusty environment, hazardous materials, loud noise, low or high temperatures, office, plant, warehouse, lab, and outdoor exposure.
  • Maybe required to come in early or stay late at times.


Our Offer 

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. Furthermore, at Corbion you will experience a:

  • Company which empowers people and where your initiatives, and ideas make a real difference
  • International and truly diverse organization
  • Unique possibility to be trained by our internal expertise in the world of bio based products. We invest in relevant training courses related to your particular discipline
  • Friendly, informal and supportive culture

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Corbion, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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