Process Development Engineer

Date: Mar 26, 2024

Location: Kantvik, FI, 2460

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


At IFF, an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will #DoMoreGood for people and planet. Learn more at, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


We are now looking for




to join our Specialty Carbohydrates Process R&D team based in Kirkkonummi, Southern Finland.


Our team is delivering capacity release and continuous improvement projects in close collaboration with our globally located manufacturing facilities, and process development and technology support for exciting new products in our portfolio. We can offer you a position in a dynamic, diverse, and global IFF Nourish Process R&D organization that has world-class capabilities and opportunities to grow and develop.


Your Main Responsibilities:


As a Process Development Engineer your main responsibilities will be:


  • Planning, executing, managing, and reporting of process development projects.
  • Participating in technology transfer, start-up, and plant optimization in Finland and abroad.
  • Acting as a proactive team member in global development projects both in pilot and plant scale. 
  • Scheduling and organizing day-to-day pilot and laboratory work for development projects.
  • Supervising pilot plant and laboratory personnel in project setting.
  • Continuous improvement in safety culture and day-to-day operations.

Job Requirements


You are qualified for the position if you have:


  • M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Process Engineering or equivalent.
  • Excellent attitude towards Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS).
  • Team player mentality and high respect for people.
  • Problem-solving skills, analytical mindset, and continuous learning attitude.
  • Ability and willingness to work hands-on in pilot plant and plant environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills both in Finnish and in English.
  • Good IT skills (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, SAP). 
  • Willingness to travel to some extent.

Desirable skills and background:


  • A few years of relevant work experience in bioprocess, chemical and/or pulp & paper industry is an asset.
  • Industrial experience in various separation technologies (chromatography, ion exchange, membrane separations, crystallization) is an asset.
  • Practical experience in crystallization technologies is an asset.
  • Practical experience in capital engineering projects is an asset.
  • Practical experience in process automation projects is an asset.


The position is permanent and starting as soon as possible. Please send your application and CV by 3rd of May. We will review applications on an ongoing basis.


For further information for the position, please contact Tero Mentunen tel. +358 40 725 3040 or Hannu Koivikko tel. +358 40 5020070.


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more.