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Intern Waste Water Technology

Posted 15 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€500 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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The production facility of FrieslandCampina in Veghel produces single ingredients like cream, proteins such as caseinates and whey proteins, lactose and other products from raw milk and cheese whey. During these processes and during cleaning wastewater is produced. This wastewater consists of various components such as phosphates, sulfates, COD and nitrogen containing components like protein (N-Kjeldahl).

Site Veghel is committed to adhere to and operate within the limits imposed by the province of Noord-Brabant. For the site, this specifically means that we need to build up knowledge about several key components in waste water to remain a trustworthy partner for the community and Provincial Government. This assignment focusses on mass balances and (bio)chemical processes that contribute to the either of the following components: Sulfate, N-Kjeldahl and COD.

One of the main goals of this internship is the mapping of the wastewater mass balances of the production plant of site Veghel. With these mass balances, critical areas can be identified to give room for further optimization.

The assignment may include:

  • Map current wastewater streams and processes that drain on these streams
  • Check as built situations with technical drawings and take actions on identified gaps
  • Make and execute sample plan to support mass balance
  • Develop mass balance
  • Put main contributors in pareto diagram to pinpoint critical processes
  • Recommend on further actions

What we look for:

  • HBO or WO working and thinking level
  • Study types: (Bio)Chemical Engineering, Process Technology, Food Technology or any related study
  • Language: Dutch or English
  • Duration: 4-6 months
  • Personal characteristics: independent starting mentality, helicopter view, analytical, assertive

Experience with analyzing process data is beneficial though not required.

You can apply here: Job Requisition (

FrieslandCampina is a purpose driven company focused on winning in the global market for dairy based products. We want to be profitable, so we can make a positive, lasting impact. Not only does FrieslandCampina have iconic B2C brands, a big part of the business is in the B2B market, where we sell ingredients and semi-finished products to manufacturers of nutrition, the food industry and the pharmaceutical sector globally.

Active in 30 countries
20,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years