Automation Engineer

dsm-firmenich, POULSEN

Automation Engineer for world leading science company

dsm-firmenich, Esbjerg 

Ambitious Automation Engineer for global, purpose-led, science-based company.

Do you want to play an important role in creating brighter lives for all in a dynamic, open, and inclusive workplace? Are you motivated to lead processes, and possibly people, in optimizing automation and performance at the world’s leading producer of HMOs? Then you could be the Automation Engineer we are currently seeking on behalf of dsm-firmenich. For the right candidate, there is an opportunity to become Lead of the department.

As an Automation Engineer with dsm-firmenich you will be part of a team that plays a key role in significantly increasing the company’s HMO (Human Milk Oligosaccharides) production in years to come. The team fosters a positive and collaborative environment that enables you to reach your full potential in a supportive and work-life balanced atmosphere.

Core and project responsibilities

With reference to the Technical Manager, you will have the opportunity to continuously learn and develop while working on upgrading and optimizing the automation platform at the dsm-firmenich factory in Esbjerg. This includes monitoring the operation of the platform, programming, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis while ensuring that changes comply with policies, procedures, and strict safety standards.

Your core responsibilities will be to ensure the operational functionality of the automation platform, including defining and programming minor changes, becoming a specialist in complex problem-solving, ensuring implementation of changes in accordance with applicable procedures, and ensuring that the automation system is designed to support the business. 

In projects, you will be part of the project design team as the automation and process control lead. This role will include developing and ensuring compliance with Technical and User Requirement Specifications while also managing scope, schedule, and budget within the A&PC discipline (Automation & Process Control). 

Brighter Lives for all

With the purpose of creating brighter lives for all, dsm-firmenich delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. Founded in 1902 dsm-firmenich and its associated companies has developed and grown to deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. 

Motivation and ambition

You hold a B.Sc. in Engineering or maybe you are an Automation Technologist, or similar, supplemented with practical experience. You have experience in programming with PLC, preferably Siemens Tia Portal, and SCADA, preferably Aveva Systems Platform. Furthermore, you have knowledge and basic understanding of S88, batch control design philosophy and experience with OT networks and Cyber Security. Experience from the food or process industry will be a further advantage. You are fluent in both Danish and English, both verbally and written. 

You will join a successful team in a rapidly developing factory with a motivating and professional work environment and excellent opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. dsm-firmenich is an innovative and ambitious company where credibility, accountability, and contribution are greatly valued.

Application and contact

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For further information please contact POULSEN at +45 75 39 34 31. All inquiries and applications are processed confidentially and will be forwarded to the company only by appointment.

About dsm-firmenich

dsm-firmenich is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health, and Sustainable Living with the purpose of creating brighter lives for all. dsm-firmenich 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. You can read more about dsm-firmenich at

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