162 days ago on syngentacrop.taleo.net

Team Leader Process Engineering


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Team Leader Process Engineering

Team Leader Process Engineering - (1601802) 

About Syngenta:Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.
About This Job:
  • To work in project teams providing in-depth process and chemical engineering knowledge and direction
  • To devise and carry out technical experimentation at laboratory, bench, pilot and plant scale to study and understand complex and difficult engineering problems
  • To identify, investigate, validate and support the introduction of new and innovative technologies to manufacturing processes
  • To provide expert manufacturing support to assist troubleshooting of complex and intractable plant and process issues over all Syngenta sites and tolling operations
  • Ensuring correct scale up assessments for unit operations for chemical processes from laboratory to production scale
  • Identifying process safety, health and environmental issues related to process development and ensuring appropriate safety precautions can be implemented
  • Coordination and leadership of a team of 3 - 4 employees, both laboratory and technical
  • The preparation of experimental plans for laboratory, bench, pilot and plant scale programs and ensuring these are carried out correctly
  • Provide specification of equipment requirements for production scale plant in support of capital projects and introduction of new chemical processes
  • Leading and providing process engineering input in support of Process Risk Assessments and business risk assessments
  • Carrying out technology transfer activities to Syngenta sites and third party tolling operations
  • The provision of chemical engineering expertise at global level
  • Coaching and mentoring of other process engineers (both on site and off site) in order to improve overall technical competence and standards within Syngenta
  • Generation of technical reports, documenting of experimental results, cost calculations, pilot campaigns and other technical work. Making patent applications and protection of intellectual property as appropriate


Essential knowledge & experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in a chemical production environment (chemical production and process development)
  • Fundamental understanding of chemical engineering principles coupled with flow-sheeting and ability to identify and assess process options. Knowledge of the full range of unit operations and understanding of the root causes of chemical behaviour is needed
  • Sound and practical understanding of process safety, health issues arising from chemical operations and environmental aspects of chemical production
Qualifications and skills:
  • University or equivalent degree in Chemical or Process Engineering or corresponding experience in a related working environment
  • Fluent spoken and written English, spoken German is useful
  • Communicative, well-organized and customer orientated
  • Independent, proactive and self-motivated
  • Flexibility to respond to change
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Additional information:
  • Support of pilot campaigns outside of normal working hours possible
  • Global Travel in support of projects may be required

Primary Location

: CHE-Muenchwilen-Muenchwilen 


: Technology