Process Technician Leader (Working language is English)

Manufacturing Zhangjiagang, China


Recruitment for Team leader Process Technician


About AAK

AAK is proud to be the world’s leading producer of specialty vegetable fats. Through our unique co-development approach, we develop and provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions in close collaboration with our customers, enabling them to achieve long-lasting business results.

By doing so, we solve customer specific needs across many industries including Bakery, Chocolate & Confectionery, Dairy, Foodservice, Infant Nutrition and Personal Care.

Our pioneering spirit and passion for innovation keeps us at the cutting edge of our industry and is what sets us apart. It enables our employees to work in a safe and supportive environment in which they make a genuine impact.

AAK employ more than 3,000 employees globally and with 20 production facilities and customisation plants, and sales offices in over 25 countries spanning six continents we have one of our industries most diverse global footprints.


About AAK Zhang Jiagang

AAK Zhangjiagang is built with the latest AAK technologies and state-of-art facilities, with a production capacity of 150,000 metric tons per yearwith more than 67,000m2 occupied area. We have a fully automated process, guarantees / high product quality and process efficiency. A well-designed raw material tank farm /and blending tanks give the plant the versatility to/work with multi oils and provide customized products to the key customers. We are using additional water purification station processes all the water / used for the margarine production to assure high product quality

In this existing factory a new Infant Nutrition factory is under construction.


About the role

We are now looking for 1 process technician team leader for operating the new factory. The team leader will mainly work day time, but if necessary, also on shift. 5 other technicians will report to this role. 

The responsibility for the team leader will be:

         Coordinating the production in our new factory.

         Together with shift working process technician:

     Operating and controlling the factory daily and 24 hours, 7 days per week.

   Do  regularly  inspections  in the factory and if needed take necessary actions to ensure safe production.

     Ensure that the factory is clean and tidy and do the main part of the cleaning.

      Take out samples and deliver them to the QC-lab.

    Following-up on lab analyses and make necessary adjustment tor the process so the produced components will be within specification. 

    Do all necessary working tasks to make sure the factory will be in operation. For example

-          Change enzymes.

-          Change filter bags.

-          Ensure process aids are available.

-          Ensure used process aids are removed.

    Continuously following up on yields and make sure the production is operating in the most optimal way.

    Ensuring food safety HACCP.

    Update BOMs when necessary.

    Coordinate with other production departments when necessary.

   Make the tank planning and coordinate with responsible planner at the planning department. Continuously follow-up on the plan and making necessary adjustments.

    Do necessary preventive maintenance.

  In case of an emergency breakdown, coordinating so the factory can be up and running as soon as possible. If possible do the repair yourself and if needed coordinate with the maintenance team.

About you

We believe you have: 

       Technical background as operator, mechanic, fitter, electrician or similar and that you today work at on Oils and Fats factory in Europe.

         A minimum of 5 years within in Oils and Fats processing industry and 10 years working experience.

         Experience from being leader, maybe as a team leader.

       Working language is English, Chinese is not required.

In return AAK offer:

         A competitive salary package.

         Unique benefit package for Expatriate only.

         A culture that empowers you to be innovative and allows you to challenge convention.

         Commitment to smarter global collaboration, learning and sharing of best practices in a virtual team environment.

         Rewards that reflect individual performance.



If you are interested in this role, you can also send your Resume directly to contacts below:

  • For HR contact:

Teresa Zhong: [email protected]

  • For Technical Contact:

Steen Hansen: [email protected]

Roger Sigvant: [email protected]

Ronaldo Siqueira: [email protected]


AAK prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.