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Vacancy: process engineer

FUMI Ingredients is a young innovative startup in the field of alternative proteins. We develop high value food ingredients from natural micro-organisms and aim to replace animal-based ingredients such as egg-whites with our vegan alternatives. As part of our company’s commitment to further scale-up our next generation egg-whites as well as other ingredients, FUMI Ingredients is expanding its team. One of our key open positions is for a process engineer, who will be responsible for running our pilot and designing future industrial processes.

Role and responsibilities

  • Responsible for running and troubleshooting the pilot plant to produce ample amounts of ingredients

  • Testing the efficiency of current and future unit operations and propose alternatives, if needed.

  • Perform overall process optimizations of the current pilot plant.

  • Perform scale-up analysis of processes developed on pilot scale.

  • Assist in designing larger scale plants.

  • Responsible for writing technical reports and validation.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Key background / Experience

Msc. in Food Technology, Biotechnology, Chemical engineering or a closely related field with an affinity for process engineering and plant-based proteins is preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree with less than 2 years of working experience are preferred.


We are looking for a person with a practical attitude, high level of initiative and communication, as well as a high standard for quality. Your personality can be described as result oriented, flexible and outgoing. You are a team player and fluent in English.

Working conditions

  • A competitive salary

  • Initially a temporary contract of 7 months, with an outlook on a permanent contract

  • Travel costs compensated when living more than 10 kilometers away from the company, up to EUR 250 per month.

  • 25 holidays on annual basis