General information

All posting locations: Elst, , Netherlands

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 09-Feb-2024

Ref #: R-79290

Description & Requirements

The Operational Technology (OT) Engineer plays a critical role in ensuring the seamless integration and optimal performance of operational technology systems within our factory in Elst. In Elst we produce a multitude of the Kraft Heinz sauces that are shipped all over the world.

Within the Elst site, this position falls into the maintenance department. The maintenance department is split into Breakdown mechanics, mechanics, facility & utilities and maintenance planning and supply.

What are you going to do?

  • Ensure smooth interaction of various control systems to enhance overall manufacturing efficiency

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate and optimize operational technology systems, including SCADA, PLCs and other automation solutions

  • Responsible for change management around software changes

  • Conduct regular maintenance of OT systems and troubleshoot technical issues, implementing solutions to minimize production interruptions

  • Implement and maintain cybersecurity measures to protect OT assets and data integrity

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement within the manufacturing environment through the application of new technologies and methodologies

  • Provide training and support to operational staff on the proper use and maintenance of technology systems, while conveying complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

  • Work closely with Production, Logistics, Engineering, Maintenance, IT, Quality and other stakeholders to understand operational needs and challenges

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation, Computer Science or a related field

  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience in operational technology, automation, or control systems in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the food industry

  • Knowledge of systems such as PLC, HMI and SCADA

  • Knowledge of Siemens S7 and TIA Portal

  • Familiarity with ISA95 and ITIL processes

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity best practices in a manufacturing setting

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

What are we offering?

  • An ambitious employer; we only want to the best for you; 

  • A fast career track like only few other companies can match;

  • A competitive salary and excellent bonus structure (above market);

  • Good secondary conditions such as wellness coaches, company fitness and company discounts

  • Always room for new ideas; if you have an excellent idea, please let us know and we can set it in action!

About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.