Pohlen Partners

Chemical Process Engineer

Pohlen Partners

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Applications Close - End of Day: 12-01-2019


New Zealand

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Exciting role with a significant R&D company scaling up demo plant


Avertana is a business focused on shaping a sustainable future for their industry, efficiently converting waste into usable everyday products. An R & D company they produce mechanical and chemical raw materials extracted from industrial waste, using innovative chemistry, advanced materials and process design. Their strong local and international financial backing, exceptional technical expertise, market niche, governance structure and commercial strategy they are well positioned for global acceptance.


The position involves joining the team at their demo plant (1500L scale) where redevelopment and continuous improvement refines the process towards commercialisation. As it is a demo plant with chemical hazards, a holistic view is required across risk areas, shutdowns, builds, equipment and process design. There is teamwork as well as high reliance on your own skills and judgement during this stimulating development phase.


It requires a special person who is highly talented in handling chemical processes in a plant environment also demonstrating a mechanical aptitude, a professional who operates with confidentiality and straddles hands on and strategic thinking. An articulate communicator, you will be detail focused, innovative and curious with ability to think conceptually and solve complex problems. With a chemical engineering qualification, your processing plant experience is likely to be in forestry, mining or manufacturing sectors.

Career Opportunity

Offering the opportunity to combine your inquisitive nature, chemical process engineering expertise and entrepreneurial flair, this role has wide plant exposure in a company with ability to have high impact on the environment through clever use of waste materials.   

To apply, phone Beatrice at Pohlen Partners on +64 9 3570570 or send your application directly to us, via the application link.

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