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Job ID:  57666
Date:  May 12, 2022
On Site
Job function:  Manufacturing
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Improve Plant Engineer - Arcadia, WI

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

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We are #HIRING an Improve Plant Engineer

Location: Arcadia, WI


DSM’s HNB Engine, is present in over 40 countries comprising the complete value chain from R&D to customer distribution. Within HNB, the Nutritional Lipids (NL) Organization includes production and sale of marine oil products and algal oil products.  This position falls within the marine/organic oil section of nutritional lipids.


The Arcadia Manufacturing Plant is a multi-product spray drying facility for micro-encapsulating marine oils. The wet phase of the micro-encapsulation process is technically complex with proprietary technologies.  The process runs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Product portfolio contains 10 products and products are run in multiple campaigns each month. Current capacity of the plant is 1k tons per year. The plant includes a packaging line.  The finished products are primarily used in food applications.


You’ll be responsible to:


  1. Identify improvement opportunities throughout the plant and develops plans to implement identified improvements.
  2. Lead area / operational diagnostics to identify value with the DICI toolbox, including leading Kaizen events, Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis and A3 Thinking
  3. Lead CI projects such that objectives and milestones are met, within agreed budget and timing, utilizing the Lean Six Sigma methodology.
  4. Facilitate and/or participate in Root Cause Analysis (RCAs) to solve plant issues.
  5. Perform all work while following the One DSM Culture Agenda and adhering to the Arcadia Code of Conduct.
  6. Work to obtain approval for improvement projects following the DSM requirements (Management of Change (MOC), Small Projects (SP), Improve Plant (IP), etc.).


Get the reward to match your passion


Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.  

At DSM, we Do Something Meaningful.

What we look for in you:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline, Mechanical/Chemical/Process engineering degree preferred
  • 1+ years' experience as an engineer in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in a GMP/food environment is desirable but not required
  • Knowledgeable in the microencapsulation process through interactions at the plant and with process experts
  • Requires project management skills to include planning, executing and evaluating projects, estimating and budgeting, scheduling, managing Construction Contractors and Consultants, management and execution of supplier bid processes
  • Must learn and use the DSM Capital Expenditure Request system including SAP
  • Must develop/maintain a strong working relationship with staff in Production and Maintenance wherein most improvements are implemented, and outcomes reside
  • Requires proficiency in Lean/Six Sigma concepts
  • Requires ability to bridge technological know-how with “real world” operation to ensure successful implementation of solutions.
  • Requires knowledge of FMEA and RCA tools and techniques
  • Requires an advanced level of computer literacy and data entry skill with spreadsheet programs and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and SharePoint)
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills


How to apply and what to expect in our recruitment process
Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your Resume and Cover letter in English via the career portal (
Pre-employment screenings are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when further information is required.  


About DSM Nutritional Products – Better health, brighter lives
At DSM we advocate healthy, enjoyable and accessible food and nutrition solutions for all, produced and consumed, respecting the limits of our planet. We’re one of the world’s leading producers of essential nutrients like vitamins, carotenoids, nutraceuticals and nutritional lipids; as well as solutions for the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. 

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DSM NA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. DSM is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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