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Senior Process Engineer

Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Castellon, Benicarlo, ES, 12580

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

At IFF, we work tirelessly to discover flavors and fragrances that inspire customers and delight consumers. Passionate, creative, empowered and expert, we are constantly looking for new challenges—and developing new-to-world solutions that answer them.  


IFF is very excited to welcome a new Senior Process Engineer to our team, and we hope it’s you! 


As a member of the Manufacturing Technology team, the Senior Process Engineer mission will be the design, optimization and follow up of chemical processes with an emphasis in Chemical Engineering.

Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Equipment design for its posterior application in organic synthesis reactions 
  • Designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes 
  • Applying the principles of mass, momentum and heat transfer to process and equipment design, including conceptual, scheme and detail design 
  • Process modeling  
  • Real process validation
  • Engineering continuous awareness of options for implementing them in case necessary assessing processes and assessing the adequacy of engineering equipment 
  • Reviewing existing data to see if more research and information need to be collated; conducting process development experiments to scale in a laboratory; supporting the conversion of small-scale processes into commercially viable large-scale operations 
  • Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts; assuming responsibility for risk assessment for the health and safety of both company staff and the wider community; making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved  
  • Instituting scale-up and scale-down processes including appropriate changes to equipment design and configuration  
  • Assessing options for plant expansion or reconfiguration by developing and testing process simulation models 
  • Optimizing production by analyzing processes and compiling de-bottleneck studies  
  • Implementing and applying new technologies
  • Working closely with process chemists and control engineers to ensure the process plant is set up to provide maximum output levels and efficient running of the production facility
  • Working closely with other specialists, including: engineers responsible for plant maintenance; Plan Supervisors responsible for production schedules; and the operating crew
  • Optimization and enhancement of current equipment resources 
  • Comply with and enforce the corporate standards in matters of Health and Safety at work, Environmental Protection, Prevention of SERIOUS Accidents, Compliance with quality requirements of products and services, and strictly follow the instructions and standards of safety, quality and protection of the environment indicated in the work instructions and / or manual of the manufacturer of the work equipment, and use the Individual Protection Equipment and means of containment provided by the company
  • All other functions, activities and tasks inherent to the job that have not already been mentioned in order to contribute to the correct running of the Department, and in general, of IFF Benicarlo  

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • Chemical Engineer 
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and Spanish 
  • 10 years of experience minimum in chemical manufacturing (preferred fragrance ingredients) 
  • Leadership competences to manage group by leading with the example, inspiring, and empowering them  
  • Problems solving skills to define problems in practical terms, analyze critically, deliver solutions and follow through to solution  
  • Knowledge in data management tools and Operational excellence key principles


Key Competencies

  • Job Knowledge 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Results Orientation 
  • Teamwork 
  • Interpersonal Skills/Communication 


IFF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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