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Pilot Plant and Capex Intern


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About JDE:

JDE is home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries and includes iconic household names such as Kenco, L’OR, Tassimo and Douwe Egberts. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.

Why work at JDE?

5 Interns tell us what they love about working at JDE.

About the role: 

The Pilot Plant Team are responsible for developing new process test equipment to deliver innovation and growth across all JDE manufacturing locations. The Pilot Plant is a large automated facility with a broad range of equipment for roast coffee, instant coffee, capsules, dairy and liquids processing. The role is ideally suited to a Chemical Engineer and includes an excellent mix of practical work, operation of process equipment as well as design and purchasing of new equipment.

Process design and detailed engineering of new pilot plant equipment & processes. Responsible for safe process design and compliance with best engineering practice. Meets suppliers, creates tender packages for installation works and evaluates tender returns. Responsible for Site Acceptance Testing, training and final documentation, project costings and capital expenditure requests. Supports Pilot Plant trials, operating allocated unit processes to meet trial objectives.

Key responsibilities of the role:  

  • Understanding of Health & Safety across the entire facility, compliance, environment, machine, quality and food safety requirements.
  • Communication with key stakeholders to develop engineering solutions from concept & design through to installation and operation – including visits to JDE manufacturing locations.
  • Detailed process design and engineering project management that facilitates new equipment installation and continuous process improvement, working closely with suppliers and managing engineering contractors.
  • Responsible for Risk Assessments, Work instructions, Commissioning and Training of new processes and equipment.
  • Supporting and enabling Pilot Plant trial activities.
  • Driving external relationships with suppliers to ensure technical developments are kept up to date.

What you need for the role: 

Experience & education:

If you’re brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 265 years. We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like. 

For this role as an intern, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience:

  • Ability to communicate in a clear efficient manner creating clarity and understanding.
  • Focus and drive to create the outcomes to which you have committed.
  • Innovative, with confidence to challenge the ‘WHY’.
  • Ability to project manage.

What you’ll get in return:  

At JDE, in addition to a starting salary of £20,000, we offer a wide range of benefits including: 

  • £1,000 (after tax) sign on bonus paid in your first week with the business. 
  • 25 days' annual leave. 
  •  Company pension scheme. 
  • Barista training- a great asset when you return to University
  • The possibility for full-time employment with JDE when you finish your degree. 
  • Great coffee every day! 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £20,000 + £1,000 sign on bonus + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Banbury (Oxfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Chemical
  • Process

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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