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Process Engineer, Pilot Area

We are looking for a permanent position a

Process Engineer, Pilot Area

to join our Piloting and Refining Research team in the Technology Centre, Kilpilahti industrial area in Porvoo. We are a medium size of team of experts as part of the Catalysts and Refining department in Neste Innovation. We provide expertise in process and technology development tasks and catalyst testing in pilot scale as well as refinery processes know-how needed in R&D projects and expert services.

Your part in Neste journey

In this role, you will take part in our R&D projects and oil refinery tasks as a Process Engineer working in our piloting projects. Your main responsibilities include 

  • To participate in planning, supervising, and reporting pilot scale experiments made for feedstock pretreatment, process development and catalysts evaluation activities to produce high quality products from fossil, renewable, waste, or recycled feeds.
  • To participate in development activities of our pilot area including equipment, facilities, processes, and operational safety. 

You will work closely with a cross-functional team of pilot operators, researchers, business development, production and various external partners. You will report to R&D project managers and Pilot area R&D manager. Later, you may also work as a project manager.

The keys to success in this position

The best combination of experiences, skills, and background is

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in chemical engineering
  • Min 2-4 years of experience of operation in pilot or production scale
  • Knowledge of chemical process equipment
  • Hands-on attitude and interest on operation 
  • Knowledge and keen interest of safety and HSE-processes
  • Knowledge of Management of Change process (MOC)
  • Good cooperation, communication skills and proactiveness
  • Full professional proficiency in English and Finnish

We also value

  • Earlier experience of R&D work
  • Knowledge of biobased, waste, and recycled feedstocks
  • Project management skills
  • Flexibility in working hours during piloting trials

Our success is based on our people who are the driving force behind Neste’s transformation to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. The passion that we have for creating a healthier planet for our children is what makes us unique. We believe everyone is a leader and share a natural desire for collaboration. Our three values “We care, We have courage and We cooperate” are embedded in our everyday work. Working safely and responsibly at all times is essential to all of us.

If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Join us in creating a healthier planet for our children

If you have any questions regarding the process or the position, please get in touch with R&D Manager Minna Westersund,, tel. +358 50 458 2033, on Wednesday 5 January during 14-15 or on Tuesday 11 January during 14-15.

Please submit your application by 23 January 2022, including cover letter, CV and salary request.
The recruitment process will include interviews and possible aptitude testing.

The person selected for the position must pass a health examination including a drug test. A security clearance is obtained for the persons with their consent.

Our success begins with you.

Every company needs a purpose, and Neste has a strong one: to create a healthier planet for our children. We are 4,800 dedicated professionals committed to that purpose. Everything that we do, down to the smallest detail, shows our clear commitment to tackling the challenges of climate change. As an employer, understanding and valuing wellbeing is vital for our success. At the same time, we encourage every individual at Neste to contribute towards creating a positive impact on the environment as well as on the people, communities and societies around us.

Neste’s strategy is called ‘’Faster, Bolder and Together’. It reflects the understanding that there is no time to lose in combating climate change or helping to tackle the waste plastic challenge. In order to succeed, we need to act, innovate new solutions and deliver them faster and bolder than ever before – together.

As innovation is in our DNA, we are empowered to develop pioneering solutions to make businesses more sustainable. In 2021, Neste placed 4th on the Global 100 list of the most sustainable companies in the world.

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