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Digital Manufacturing Engineer / MES Developer

Nobian has the ambition to become one of the most sustainable chemical companies in Europe, and to this effect has set itself the initial goal to become climate neutral by the year 2040. Do you want to work for a sustainable company? Do you want to leave your mark on a digital team? Are you a digital savvy, wishing to create value and drive data insights through smart technology? If so, then we have a fantastic opportunity at an Ecovadis Platinum company for you.


Digital Manufacturing Engineer / MES Developer

Fulltime, Amersfoort

Your challenge as Digital Manufacturing Engineer / MES Developer

Through your technical expertise, you will build, develop, maintain, and deliver digital solutions for the company. They mainly relate to Nobian’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Historian system. These systems are storing, calculating, and providing production data from our production plants. Additionally, you will support developments with the tool “Whiteboard by Cyzag”. This tool supports our lean six sigma continuous improvement processes and standard processes (OEE, AUM, PEM) on sites by visualizing and providing real-time plant data. Whiteboard is also used during stand-up meetings of our production shifts and for planning purposes.

As a Digital Manufacturing Engineer / MES Developer you will be creating value by digitalizing working processes, introducing new tools, improving processes, and capability building within the company.

You will become part of the central agile team, surrounded by motivated colleagues operating in an international setting with focus on digitalization, and supporting our manufacturing plants in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. This central team also drives technology communities and supports citizen developers of our central functions and manufacturing sites. Your key responsibilities are:

  • Design, develop, maintain, and deliver digital solutions in MES, Historian, and Whiteboard.
  • Work with colleagues at production sites to better understand their requirements, gain input and feedback.
  • Take ownership of the tasks in the ongoing sprint and deliver the expected developments.
  • Review the improvement backlog with the team, evaluate requirements and think about viable solutions.
  • Estimate the effort necessary to deliver a solution and help plan the next sprint.
  • Escalate via the agile team when you identify a roadblock during the sprint.
  • Host the whiteboard community.
  • Continuous improvement on existing solutions based on user feedback.
  • Help answer questions from sites and ensure change management through coaching and training of the local users (citizen developers).
  • Help create user guides and deliver training.

Have you got what it takes?

To successfully execute the role, you have strong analytical skills and affinity for digital tools and development. You are able and eager to learn quickly about new systems and technologies, you are detail-oriented, and a fast learner. Further to this you recognize yourself in the following points:

  • A bachelor’s degree with 4+ years' experience or a master’s degree with 2+ years’ in (chemical) engineering, data analytics, or similar.
  • Knowledge of GE Proficy Historian and Plant Applications or similar applications.
  • Work experience on a production site (e.g., MES developer or process engineer or similar).
  • Experience with SQL and stored procedures are a plus.
  • Ability to help users in defining requirements and explain the possibilities of recent technologies.
  • Experience or knowledge of agile working is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel to the factories every now and then.
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written needed, Dutch, or German is a plus.

This is our offer

When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces, and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Nobian has a top 1% Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the global standard and most trusted provider for rating sustainability practices and performance. The four values of our company are Care, Excellence, Ownership and Safety. Our employment package comprises:

  • Permanent contract with a 2-month probationary period;
  • 35 days of holidays;
  • Interesting bonus plan based on your performance, and business performance;
  • An excellent pension plan;
  • Hybrid working;
  • Training opportunities.

Are you eager to start your career at Nobian as Digital Manufacturing Engineer / MES Developer

We welcome your online application via our website. Do you have any questions? Please feel free to reach out to Arvin Soleimani-Foladi, Talent Acquisition Partner,

Applications via email won’t be taken into consideration.

Apply now!

A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.

We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

About Nobian - A leader in essential chemicals

Nobian - formerly known as Industrial Chemicals of AkzoNobel is a European leader in the production of essential chemicals for industries ranging from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable supply of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes, thanks to our integrated value chain with modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. We have a strong heritage of salt production of over 100 years dating back to 1918. Our 1,600 employees are committed to become safer, more efficient and sustainable, to ensure that the essential products of today will keep enriching our lives tomorrow with chemistry you can count on.

At Nobian we take great pride in our strong history and heritage, going back more than 100 years. We value the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders as well as our current strong drive for business excellence, innovation and sustainability. Based on these foundations we have become a leading European company in salt mining, essential chemistry, including green hydrogen, and energy.

Our values guide our behavior and are a crucial part of our strong identity and company culture. They demonstrate what we stand for as a corporate citizen, as a business partner and as an employer. Our values guide our relationships with our partners, suppliers and stakeholders.