Senior Automation Engineer
bij Tetra Pak B.V.

As a Senior Automation Engineer you will act as project leader, responsible for the performance of automation projects from order to customer take over

Job description

Within the Benelux organization of Tetra Pak Processing Systems, we have more than 65 people working together to design, build, sell and service processing lines in the food processing industry. The Dutch subsidiary is situated in Houten, the Belgian subsidiary in Groot-Bijgaarden. For the Dutch subsidiary, we are currently looking for an enthusiastic (full-time)

Senior Automation Engineer

to join our professional team as soon as possible

To get a better insight into what our processing business does and to get an overview of the capital equipment that we are automating please take your time to check the links below: 

We would like to complete this team with a Senior Automation Professional. As a Senior Automation Professional you would be responsible for developing and/or commissioning software solutions. You'll be an active member of automation projects/upgrades contributing by doing hands on work – software coding, PLC programming, HW design, FAT testing. As the member with most seniority of the team, you act as project leader, responsible for the performance of automation projects from order to customer take over, 4-5 in the same time. You are going to be responsible for the project planning, purchase of equipment, ensure all projects are delivered in a timely manner, in line with the project plan, the budget and cost constraints while following the Tetra Pak quality system.

The Senior Automation Engineer reports to the Manager of Engineering on a daily basis.

Job requirements

To become a successful Senior Automation Engineer in our organization you:

  • have hands- on automation experience (5-10  years), developed in this area throughout your career. (Our highly automated production lines are controlled by Siemens S7, Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLCs and from HMI solutions we typically use Wonderware.)
  • are analytical, have great organisational-, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • have the ability and eagerness to drive smaller projects and already gained experience with managing your own automation projects.
  • are customer oriented and solution driven.
  • have at least a bachelor degree 
  • have work proficiency in English and in Dutch.
  • Ideally will come from the processing industry, from a food or pharmaceutical company.

If you all have these skills and experiences we are willing to support you to be successful in this role as well as to grow within our organization and stay with us on a long run. 

Company information

Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people around the world. With more than 20,000 employees and operations based in over 150 countries, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “TETRA PAK PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™”, reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. For more information about Tetra Pak, visit 

Job conditions

Because the position is mainly office based, the you will spend most of your time in our office in Houten. However a significant amount of travel, around 50-100 days per calendar year, and the applicable flexibility is also required. When participating in commissioning, there might be consecutive 1-2 weeks long business trips to customer sites and shorter occasional travels to other Tetra Pak offices for cooperation.

We are proud of our working atmosphere, allowing us to perform, grow and have fun. In this culture of relaxed professionalism you are encouraged to take initiatives, to think outside the box and to network with our 23,500 colleagues around the world.


Are you interested in joining our team and would you like to apply for the position of Senior Automation Engineer? Please click on the "solliciteer" button and upload your resume and motivation. For more information you can contact the consultant of Redvice: 

Gosse Rodenboog 
M. +31653769999