21 May, 2024

Process Improvement Engineer

  • Syngenta Global
  • Mezőtúr, Hungary
Improvement Engineer Chemicals

Job Description


  • Develop manufacturing processes for Syngenta seeds processing (from raw to finished product) encompassing a wider plant portfolio including business processes / plant development and compliance systems.
  • Provide process engineering expertise for the designed manufacturing facilities (i.e. Troubleshooting of problems associated with manufacturing processes), with a clear focus on safety, capacity, flexibility, cost and quality.
  • Identifies solutions to increase manufacturing capacity, improve quality and/or reduce manufacturing costs at seeds production sites.
  • Promotes continuous improvement culture (PDCA) Identifying, collecting, and implementing continuous improvements ideas.
  • Apply advanced methodologies in problem solving where needed (LSS, FMEA, TPM ..)
  • Is confident in data management and KPI usage - supports decision taking through comprehensive data analysis (control charts, Pareto charts,  ..),
  • Support the execution of projects at the site, both as project manager designated (from project concept to installation) or startup leader (from installation to commissioning & qualification phases).
  • Build a network with internal and external manufacturing sites, to share good practices & learnings (new industrial tools, equipment, continuous improvement).


  • Monitoring daily process in term of performance & efficiencies, investigate operational problems affecting production (quality issues like germination issues, sizing issues,) and manage corrective deviations. Generate a technical development plan focused on process improvements (PDCA) and robustness opportunities. Control of progression of the plans according to expected results & clear KPIs.
  • Leads the new product introduction process, supporting organization of production start-up, defining the new standards where needed.
  • Provides and executes experimental programs aimed at resolving routine technical problems observed during full scale manufacture. Provides instruction and trains operational staff.
  • Improves existing operations bringing in new methods, processes, and technologies (define scope, evaluate technologies options, lead PRA process risk assessments, and manage projects implementation).
  • Provides technical expertise, guidance, and support on Q-HSE issues including regulatory compliance & process safety/workplace risk assessment.
  • Generates the process definition in seeds capital projects, including process plant design and equipment evaluation and specification, with a focus on supporting the business and financial analysis.
  • Connects with lab teams and process experts / field production team in troubleshooting quality compliances/ non-conformities.
  • Understands physical (materials) and logical flows from field to Finished Good (E2E approach)


Company Description


Syngenta Seeds is one of the world’s largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs. Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions. Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in the United States.




Knowledge, experience & capabilities

  • Typically, 5 years of experience in industry, whether in process development or in a production environment or associated support functions
  • Demonstrated understanding of chemical / biological / industrial process hazards
  • Capability to manage a project (project management skills)
  • Track records of applying process engineering principles
  • Analytical skills for troubleshooting designs not working as planned, asking the right questions, and finding answers that work
  • Interpersonal skills in developing positive working relationships with other employees working with the production process
  • University degree (BS min or equivalent) in process, chemistry, chemical / industrial engineering / biology / agronomy / food science.
  • Demonstrates experience in or operational manufacturing role.
  • Languages: Hungarian + English (written, spoken) is a must


Additional Information


We offer

  • A role in which you can really make a difference, contributing to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating, international environment, supporting our business sustainability commitments
  • A competitive compensation package including an annual bonus, company contribution to a pension fund plan, annual health check-up, and more
  • A highly skilled, supportive, diverse, and inclusive community, and an appreciative, innovative and empowering culture built on strong values
  • Flexible work arrangements and a modern office facility up to the highest standards

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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