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Fertilizer Recruitment & Services has a focus upon the Nitrogen, Sulfate and Phosphate based fertilizer industry. We are known by our knowledge and experience in the Urea industry and the mining and chemical processes in the Sulfate and Phosphate industry.

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Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries of engineering excellence in the fertilizer industry? Do you possess extensive expertise in the intricate domain of ammonia primary reformer technology?

Especially industry experts with extensive experience are invited to apply. Retirees / pensioners are encouraged to react!

Our client
Our client is a leading EPC company in East Asia, and leading in global projects, renowned for innovative solutions and commitment to excellence in the engineering sector. The projects are the cornerstone of sustainable development, driving progress and prosperity in the global fertilizer industry.

Join us and be part of a dynamic team that is shaping the future of the fertilizer industry through innovation and engineering excellence. Together, we will continue to redefine what's possible and drive sustainable growth and prosperity for generations to come.

Understanding of the Position

While our clients’ projects are located all over the world, the position will be at the HQ in East Asia.

We are currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced Principal Process / Mechanical Engineer with a profound understanding of ammonia primary reformer technology to join their dynamic team. As a Principal Process / Mechanical Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the design, development, and implementation of cutting-edge solutions for their prestigious projects in the fertilizer industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the conceptualization, design, and execution of projects involving ammonia primary reformer technology, ensuring adherence to quality, safety, and environmental standards

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to cross-functional project teams, including process engineers, mechanical engineers, and technicians, throughout the project lifecycle

  • Conduct thorough analysis and optimization of primary reformer units to maximize efficiency, productivity, and reliability while minimizing operational costs and environmental impact

  • Collaborate closely with clients, suppliers, and internal stakeholders to understand project requirements, address technical challenges, and deliver innovative solutions that exceed expectations

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, advancements, and best practices in ammonia primary reformer technology, and leverage this knowledge to drive continuous improvement and innovation within the organization

Job requirements

  • Master’s or Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the design, engineering, and/or operation of ammonia production plants, with a strong focus on primary reformer technology
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing large-scale engineering projects from conception to completion, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering results on time and within budget
  • Extensive knowledge and practical experience in the design, operation, troubleshooting, and optimization of primary reformer units, including steam reforming and catalytic ammonia synthesis processes
  • Proficiency in process simulation software (e.g., Aspen HYSYS, UniSim, PRO/II) and engineering design tools commonly used in the ammonia industry
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to solve complex technical problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and make data-driven decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to diverse audiences and build collaborative relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Fluency in English

If you have experience with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions/Uhde (Germany), Kirchner (Italy), Heurtey Petrochem (France), ITT (Italy), Petro-Chem Korea (South Korea) related primary reformer technologies or worked with or at those companies, we are very interested to connect with you! We would also urge other candidates with process engineering or even operation management experience regarding ammonia reformer processes, to react!


    In addition to the exciting and challenging projects you'll be involved in, joining our team comes with a comprehensive benefits package and favorable labor conditions designed to support your professional growth and well-being. Here's what you can expect:

    • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive salary package commensurate with your experience and expertise in the field. Your hard work and dedication will be recognized and rewarded accordingly

    • Work-Life Balance: We value the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With flexible work arrangements and generous paid time off, including vacation days, holidays, and personal leave, you'll have the freedom to prioritize both your professional and personal commitments

    • Professional Development: Continuous learning and growth are fundamental to our company culture. We provide ample opportunities for professional development and training, including workshops, seminars, and tuition reimbursement programs, to support your career advancement and skill enhancement

    • Collaborative Environment: you'll be part of a collaborative and inclusive work environment where teamwork, creativity, and innovation thrive. We foster a culture of respect, transparency, and open communication, ensuring every voice is heard and valued

    • Employee Recognition: Your contributions to our projects and initiatives will not go unnoticed. We believe in recognizing and celebrating achievements, whether through performance bonuses, awards, or other forms of acknowledgment, to inspire continued excellence and motivation

    In summary, by joining our team, you'll not only have the opportunity to work on groundbreaking projects in the fertilizer industry but also enjoy a supportive and rewarding work environment with a comprehensive benefits package tailored to your needs. We are committed to investing in your success and well-being every step of the way.

    How to apply - information

    To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and expertise in ammonia primary reformer technology. We look forward to welcoming you to our team and embarking on a journey of innovation and success together.

    If you have questions or want to discuss the position please contact Erwin Amesz on +31 46 460 00 00 (09.00 - 17.00 CET)

    APPLY HERE by sending your resume and cover letter!