Senior Process Engineer

Black Bear Carbon

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Black Bear Carbon

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge at a world-renowned Technology Pioneer? Do you want to lead the transition to a sustainable circular economy? Black Bear Carbon is now looking for a Senior Process Engineer to strengthen its team for the international roll-out of its technology.


Black Bear Carbon uses breakthrough technology to upcycle end-of-life tires (ELT) into valuable raw materials. Besides oil and gas, our innovation allows us to extract Carbon Black from ELT – a crucial material in the production of tires but also in technical rubbers, plastics, inks and basically anything black of colour. Current manufacturers make carbon black by burning oil, emitting CO₂ and polluting the environment. Black Bear chooses to change the game by making a greener product – a circular product for a better world. We harvest carbon black from waste tires, in a clean, sustainable way!


The role

We are looking for a Senior Process Engineer to strengthen the engineering team. You will be involved in all units throughout the plant, including thermal processes, grinding and the oil & gas separation unit. Tasks include (lead) design of the plant, implement process improvements in the new design and improve the technical understanding of all unit operations and processes towards the organisation. Following your seniority, you act as a sparring partner towards engineering colleagues and the management team and provide support on key design and engineering decisions

The position will be based in Nederweert or Utrecht. Black Bear is planning to built a ELT processing unit in Rotterdam in 2020 hence a significant part of the work will be done in Rotterdam as well.









  • Day to day responsibility for process engineering projects that arise from the development of a facility to up-cycle carbon black from end-of-life tires.
  • Develop and improve our complex process systems in pyrolysis, oil & gas treatment and solid handling.
  • Ensure safety and reliability of our processes and future plants.
  • Keep our state-of-the-art technologies leading in their field and contribute to the roll-out of our concept
  • Maximize the potential and environmental impact of our technology.



  • Plan and execute process engineering projects; coordinate tasks at senior engineering level.
  • Optimize our process installations and guide the installation, commissioning and operation of our process units.
  • Identify and select process engineering tools and keep the plant process systems up to date.
  • Act as a coach/mentor to our (junior) engineers and support departmental development.
  • Identify and realize new IP and understand the competition in the market.
  • Create a better understanding of and work on a wide variety of processes including carbonisation, high temperature oil and gas treatment, de-agglomeration, pelletizing and drying.
  • Ensure the highest standards in HSE, risk management and contribute to further development of the safety management system.


  • An academic background in chemical or process engineering with at least 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive (project) experience in a process technology environment.
  • Thorough understanding of the engineering cycle (concept, basic, detail etc)
  • Knowledge of process control & instrumentation design.
  • Experienced in safety design (HAZID, HAZOP, ATEX, SIL, etc.) and up-to-date on relevant laws and regulations.
  • Advanced MS Office (EXCEL) skills and knowledge of simulation software (Aspen, Hysis, CFD, Matlab).
  • Autodidactic in learning software tools.
  • Well developed analytical skills and capable to translate theory into practice
  • Innovative, curious, and solution-oriented mindset
  • Fluent in English, good command of Dutch.
  • Open attitude and comfortable in a fast-moving scale-up environment.



  • A competitive salary including pension and benefits.
  • An important position at the forefront of a pioneering industry.
  • A dynamic company and passionate colleagues.
  • The opportunity to carry many responsibilities and further develop yourself in an organisation that won multiple innovation rewards and is the only Dutch company listed in the CleanTech 100.
  • Last but not least: a team spirit and pleasant working atmosphere that will make you want to come to work!



Great to hear that this opportunity appeals. The search and selection procedure for this position is outsourced to Chemploy Specialist and Executive Search. They connect professionals  and world class organizations in the field of chemicals, materials and life sciences..

If you would like to apply for this role; we kindly ask you to send a recent copy of your resume together with your motivation to mentioning “your name + Senior process engineer”.

You are invited to contact us if your would like to hear more about the role or have any other questions. The responsible consultant for the role is Mr Gijs van der Zanden. You may reach him via or via phone or Whatsapp: +31(0)6 53 87 53 79.The 

Informatie en toepassing

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