Project Assistant

Graintec is renowned for leading-edge know-how in Aquafeed and Pet food process facilities and has a substantial market share in Europe and Latin America. Our position is earned through more than 30 years’ endeavor to learn, create new knowledge and develop solutions to proactively foresee our customers’ needs.

Our projects range from conceptual design studies, to full scale green field plant construction. We need you to join our local team in Concepcion Chile, to assist our project managers execute their projects in Chile.

As Project assistant, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate local purchases of parts and services and coordinate timely delivery on site
  • Create and manage site files for: Tools onsite, fitters list for site personnel, local suppliers, etc.
  • QA inspection of local deliveries and equipment delivered on site
  • Assist with HSE administration on site
  • Create installation manuals for site work
  • Create instruction manuals for our customers


  • You have a mid-level technical education or similar.
  • You probably have 3 – 5 years´ experience from working in a technical environment e.g. engineering company, mechanical installation contractor or a production facility.
  • You are used to coordinate suppliers and negotiate purchase orders
  • You are familiar with HSE and QA procedures for working on an installation site
  • Knowledge of our industry would be an advantage, but is not a prerequisite
  • You have basic CAD knowledge (able to extract drawings etc.)

We offer

An opportunity to work with the best engineers in this industry. Insight into a growing industry, leading edge technology, and the opportunity to optimize our tools and methods. Dedicated, experienced and highly skilled colleagues.

An international work environment. At Graintec, we work across cultures and technical disciplines, as we are present in Europe, Latin America, USA and China. Our projects require deep insight into technology, production processes, process management and power supply.

Office location: Concepcion, Chile.

Please contact us at, or General manager Roberto Schälchli ph. +56 41 291 05 15, if you find this a suitable challenge.

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Senior Process engineer/Manager, TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Full responsibility for technology – after thorough training

As part of a generational handover, Graintec look for a competent engineer who – after a period of 12- 18 months’ partnership with the company’s present technology manager – will be able to enter a key role in the company.

You will be at the head of a minor team of engineers and ph.d. students working on development and implementation of processes and technologies which can maintain and develop Graintec’s position as a global market leader in the area of supplying complete process plants as well as upgrading of existing plants in the aqua feed and pet food industry.

Graintec’s present position has been built through the company’s strong skills in efficiency improvement of production and energy, quality optimizing as well as odour and waste reduction. In other words, you will be working with problems which are known from many production industries – but with solutions which are unique for this industry.

You will get a very noticeable role in Graintec’s value chain. Your knowledge and technological overview will be needed from the early start of the sales phase in which your team will support the sales staff by finding the right process-technical solutions. You will also act as communicator of the company’s skills in connection with trade fairs and trade events.

Knowledge about technology and processes is one of Graintec’s strategic legs, and you will therefore – after introduction to your role – hold a natural seat in the management group of the company.

Experience with Development of Process Equipment

Ideally, you have 5-10 years’ experience in development of equipment to the process industry in which you already have a role as sparring partner for the management, the commercial colleagues – and the customers of the company – when the right technical solution is required and the company’s development resources need to be prioritized.

You hold a degree in (mechanical) engineering at BA level or higher, and have a good understanding of relevant processes (i.e. particle size reduction, drying/cooling, extrusion, process air ventilation and complex liquid handling systems).

Knowledge of the aqua feed or pet food industry or relevant food processes is an advantage, however, it is not a final demand.

It is important that you have technical knowledge and curiosity enabling you to understand the industry’s needs. You have analytic flair and a methodical approach to things enabling you to prioritise and turn good ideas into useful solutions.

As you will be surrounded by stakeholders both internally and externally, it is important that you are an efficient communicator and that you are able to inspire confidence and maintain long-term relationships in an industry with only a few global major players.

Key Position in a Growing Industry

You will become part of an international organization renowned for leading edge technology and project management in aqua feed and pet food process facilities, holding a substantial market share in Europe and Latin America.

By applying your strong technical skills, you will have a unique opportunity to make a difference for GRAINTEC and for their customers in an industry characterized by strong growth, which necessitates development of new technologies and processes.

You will get colleagues with high qualifications and commitment in developing and implementing world-class solutions.

Does this sound as your next professional challenge?
Please contact Jesper Nielsen at PeopleLink at +45 6610 2015 for further information, or send us your application and CV via ’Søg Stillingen’ as soon as possible.

GRAINTEC A/S is the world’s leading solution provider for state-of-the-art production facilities and processing lines for the manufacturing of extruded aqua feed and pet food. The company’s main fields are engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as consulting services including project management. With a worldwide customer base, GRAINTEC´s extensive knowledge about the market, the production process and operational costs, makes it possible to optimize the desired solutions for the needs of every individual customer.

While designing, executing, installing and maintaining production facilities and processing lines on all continents, GRAINTEC believes that developing a factory is a future-oriented process. Therefore, all projects are taken on with a holistic approach. Rules and regulations are taken into account, as well as hygienic standards and environmental issues, energy recovery, wastewater treatment and odor control – keeping the economic efficiency in focus while at the same time minimizing the plants’ impact on the environment.

Are you a qualified engineer, sales manager, project manager, technical assistant or site supervisor burning to be part of Graintec? Or do you have competences or other experience that can contribute to our team? Then please send your application and CV in English to:

We are always looking after qualified people to support us. Although we might not be hiring at the moment, open positions can arise and therefore we welcome unsolicited applications, which we will keep for six months for possible future opportunities.

We treat your application as well as your interest in our company strictly confidential.

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