technician pilotplant

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Working as a technician on socially relevant projects in areas such as energy transition, hydrogen technology, CO2 capture and recycling. That is possible at Demcon suster.

We focus on R&D, process development and evaluation, design and construction of pilot plants. With research and process development, we contribute to the further greening of the process industry.  For example, conversion of biomass into valuable biofuels and biochemicals, reprocessing of waste streams and chemical recycling of plastics, capture and conversion of CO2 from air or gas streams into useful substances/solar fuels, such as methanol and ammonia.

Our customers want to make their processes more sustainable and come from sectors including the oil and gas sector, (petro)chemicals, plastics and paper industry, metal sector, food industry, equipment construction, energy sector and waste processing. 


In the first quarter of 2023, we will complete the construction of a pilot plant at the Technology Base in Enschede.  See This pilot plant will be placed in a former shelter for fighter planes and convert about 5 kg of biomass into biokerosene and biodiesel using a completely new process. We are looking for technicians who will work with us to further develop the process.

If you are interested, come and talk to us! 

About Demcon

Each one of our companies differentiates itself in its own domain with unique expertise and skills. This way they help customers improve their performance and achieve more. On the basis of their passion for technology our companies are able to combine forces. By sharing knowledge and working together we increase our social impact.

Demcon Suster is a partner for sustainable process solutions in R&D, process design and evaluation.

What are you going to do?

As a technician, you will ensure that the pilot plant remains in good condition for long-term operation. You work closely with the process operators and together with them you monitor the technical condition of the pilot plant. You maintain the plant and, if necessary, perform repairs or replace parts such as pipes, valves, Swagelok couplings, mass flow controllers, pressure and temperature sensors, etc. . If necessary, you will also manufacture new parts yourself in our workshop. You must be able to machine, turn and mill and, if necessary, weld. You report to the project manager.

What do you bring to the table?

You are hands-on, good at setting priorities, don’t mind working shifts during campaigns of several weeks and enjoy working in a team with people from different technical disciplines. 

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • have completed an education at MBO/HBO level in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or electronics
  • have knowledge of machining, turning, milling and welding. Welding certificates are an advantage
  • knowledge of process instrumentation and PLCs
  • Some experience in operating process installations in industry or research institutes 
  • Have VCA and BHV certificates or be prepared to obtain them
  • willing to work in shifts temporarily
  • You have a good command of the English language both verbally and in writing
  • are available by April or May 2023 for at least one year

What do we offer you?

At Demcon we value a nice workplace. For example, we have good coffee and there is free fresh fruit waiting for you every week. There is also a lot of personal attention and we discourage overtime because we know how important home is.

Furthermore, you can count on, among other things:

  • A good, market-based salary
  • 31 days off and 8% vacation allowance
  • A good pension plan at Zwitserleven
  • The opportunity to follow training and courses through the Demcon Academy so you can further develop your knowledge
  •  A laptop and telephone from work
  • Bicycle plan
  • Active personnel association (monthly activities such as drinks and an annual Demcon weekend) and annual sporting events

Do you have any questions about this position?

Do you have any questions about this position? We will be happy to answer them. Call to Bert Heesink (managing director Demcon suster) of Marleen Blanckenborg (corporate recruiter) at 088 – 115 2000.

Have we aroused your interest for the position of technician? Then we look forward to receiving your CV. You can apply via the application button.

Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated.

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application procedure.

Does this vacancy appeal to you and are you curious about the application process? This goes as follows:

1. Apply
You have applied! We will discuss it internally and respond as soon as possible.
2. Phone call
We got acquainted briefly and want to get to know each other better.
3. First call
See if there is a match from both sides and if the expectations are correct.
4. Second call
We investigate a possible collaboration more closely.
5. Offer
We both see the match! Let’s make you a suitable proposal.
6. Contract
Your response to the offer is positive. We are going to finalize the collaboration!