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Pilot Plant Engineer to Process Technology at Nynas

Do you have a big interest and a background from studying chemical engineering? Nynas are searching for a candidate that is looking for an opportunity to gain more experience within a laboratory setting. In the position as a Pilot Plant Engineer you are offered a working day giving you valuable knowledge within the oil industry by running processing units in lab-scale. Send in your application today-and be a part of a more sustainable oil company!

About the role

As a Pilot Plant Engineer you will be a part of the Process Technology Department and included in a group consisting of 3 Specialists Process Technology and 4 Pilot Plant Engineers. At the Pilot plant, there are pilot hydrotreaters, microreactors and pilot distillation units, that are utilized at process development studies for production of both the present naphthenic specialty products and possible new products from different crude oils. At performing the studies, a team of a Pilot Plant Engineer and a Specialist work together, contributing with different skills and knowledges.

Academic Work is responsible for the recruitment process, but you will be employed directly by Nynas AB.

Job duties

The main daily work tasks involve operation and urgent troubleshooting for all lab-scale units as well as chemical analyses on samples collected during the development studies. Each Pilot Plant Engineer has the main responsibility for one type of laboratory equipment. You will be responsible for the analysis instruments including regular maintenance, spare parts, continuous improvement of operations as well as SOP’s and risk assessments for activities related to the equipment. Safety is important at Nynas and you are expected to always work in a safe manner according to valid instructions.

We are looking for

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in chemical engineering or other relevant training/experience from process industry
  • Fluent English spoken and written is required, Swedish is advantageous

We are looking for a person with a strong interest for laboratory and practical work. We value quality mindedness, good organizational skills and a high level of technical expertise. You are a team player with great interpersonal and communication skills.  A strong safety mindset and a natural ability to identify potential risks related to the laboratory work, is also required.

As a person you are:

  • Thorough
  • Responsible
  • Cooperative

Other information

  • Start: January or according to agreement
  • Work extent: Full time
  • Location: Nynäshamn
  • Contact information: This recruitment process is conducted by Academic Work. It is a request from the client that all questions regarding the position is handled by Academic Work.

Please apply to this position through this link: and we would like to have your application no later than the 13th of December 2021.

Our selection process is continuously, and the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have moved forward to the screening or interview phase

About the client

Nynas AB is a different oil company. They believe in using oil in a sustainable manner. They are global leaders in high performance specialty product applications. Nynas has nearly 900 employees, production plants in Europe, and sales offices in 30 countries. They have a turnover of some 2.5 billion EUR and are growing steadily. Together with their customers they work to understand their needs and processes to provide a strong partnership in product development. Nynas call it,”taking oil further”.