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Protein Process Engineer

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Date: Dec 4, 2022

Location: Martfu, JN, HU, 5435 Lehliu, Calarasi, RO, 915300 HU

Company: Bunge

Do you want to play a key role in a growing and valuable part of our Bunge Business? Do you bring the knowledge about  protein and the know-how on the opportunities for product development? Are you the process expert that will design and implement our new product lines? Do you want to drive this function within our European and Asian industrial operations?

Purpose of the role


In this role you will identify and deliver continued improvement towards industry excellence to support the protein specialty platform business agenda. We expect our protein process engineer to develop, build and synergize with technology partners to build capacity, best portfolio mix and optimum manufacturing environment. We need you to implement new and existing technologies at plant level, from concept all way to implementation and start up.

You will work with internal and external teams in all phases of project implementation, for example: scope creation, budgeting, project management, construction, startup, troubleshooting, among others. The protein process engineer will oversee day to day operational activities, including: production, best practices, QA, QC, gap analysis, process and product transformation, improvement and safety. Finally, you will also guarantee that our Bunge processes are cost effective and aligned with the current state of the art and delivering value to customers. You will recommends changes and updates when necessary!

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Works in coordination with all other business actors to deliver and maintain the necessary product mix, quality and cost to support the success of our protein division;
  • Work with internal and external sources, technology partners, equipment companies, engineering companies and others to execute technical projects;
  • Act as a bridge to assure close coordination between operations, R&D and applications, to focus process and product development against customer demands;
  • Assures projects are delivered on time and on budget.
  • Supports new business development, providing Capex and Opex preliminary estimations, analyzing technical aspects and providing recommendations;
  • Implement projects at plant level. Interacts with internal and external engineering.
  • Holds production execution teams responsible, including: production, productivity, best practices, gap analysis, products and process transformation, improvement, safety and ultimate production cost and production footprint.
  • Works to guarantee that operational and technical aspects are alignment with the corporate goals, quality policies and safety and in harmony with other segments, areas and regions;



You are a Sr. Engineer and process expert. You bring experience in protein concentrate production and or other plant based concentrate. You are able to act as a senior individual contributor and are a driver of change and results. You possess leadership and communication skills that will promote good relationships with all facets and other areas in the effective execution of projects to accomplish corporate and local objectives and demanding schedules. You are capable of partnering with internal and external partners to move things forward. You bring the ability to lead and influence, even without direct authority. You show a results orientated way of working and have the technical problem solving skills, initiative and creativity to bring in solutions.
You are flexibly and able to travel to and work in other regions, areas and visit technology partners. This will include international travel, with exposure to additional stress relating to food, health and safety risks, and prolonged time away from home. Also, projects frequently require working beyond the normal workday hours, shift work, and on weekend.

Experience & Education


  • Position requires Degree in Science or Engineering, combined with extensive experience in more than one of the following technical areas: Engineering, Process Development, QA/QC, Operations;
  • 10 years’ experience in food industry. Specialty ingredients or Plant Protein Production (Preferable);
  • Deep knowledge and expertise in oils chemistry, protein, engineering, process and product development and operations.


Please apply by clicking on the link below. If you have questions, please reach out to Rob Mak, Talent Acquisition Manager Europe & Asia at



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Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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