Director Engineering & Technology

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OCI Nitrogen is one of the market leaders in nitrogen fertilizers in Europe and the world’s largest producer of melamine. When you join the OCI team, you have the opportunity to make a difference as you build your career.

At OCI you contribute to a sustainable living environment. Thanks to our fertilizers, people get food on the table every day. With our melamine we provide durable products such as tables, chairs, laminate and cars. You probably use our products every day without knowing it!

We continuously invest in the best available technologies to minimize our emissions where possible. This shows that we consider sustainability to be of paramount importance. These investments make our emissions among the lowest of our global competitors.

We are looking for a:

Director Engineering & Technology (location Chemelot Geleen)

reporting to the Manufacturing Director OCI Nitrogen.

The Challenge

  • You provide functional leadership on integrity of the plants, plant availability, process performance improvement, technology and engineering
  • You safeguard the integrity of the assets and play a key role in maturing the associated processes
  • You drive improvement of the availability of the assets
  • You analyze and improve the process performance of the assets
  • You take a leading role in the development of the Capital Project pipeline, including ESG projects
  • You stimulate the introduction of relevant new technologies, with a keen eye for innovation
  • You are a hands-on Manufacturing leader who is able and keen to work across the spectrum: from setting direction to going into the specifics if required
  • You know what good looks like and what is needed to reach the next level
  • You have at least 10 year experience in site leadership positions in the (petro-) chemical industry and a solid grounding in asset integrity. A strong process engineering or process technology background in the Fertilizer processes is a pre.

The Reward

An excellent opportunity to prove and develop yourself in a complex, dynamic and challenging environment. We aim to encourage your personal development and growth, tailored to your ambitions and capabilities. We offer excellent benefits and a great working environment.


In case you require more information? Please do not hesitate to contact Mirjam van Kruistum, HR Manager, +31(0)6- 51360498.

Everyone is different, and it is precisely the differences in people that help us to become an even better organization. That is why we are curious about who you are!

OCI is a company that values diversity and inclusion. That is why we cordially invite women to apply. You can find more information about this on our website: https://www.oci.nl/sustainability/diversity/