Nov 15, 2005
Yara is searching for 25 new engineers to strengthen its Technology and Production Support unit (TPS). The aim is to support Yara's growth ambitions by further strengthening its capacity for technological innovation and improved global production. In keeping with its strategic goal to create a more dynamic company capable of being a key driver in the development of the fertilizer industry, Yara requires a new generation of chemical, mechanical and electrical/instrumental engineers capable of becoming global technical support experts.
"Despite having a hundred years of technological innovation and operational excellence to draw upon, Yara is now renewing its focus on engineering. It is natural for us as a company to resume focus on our traditional technical strength as we move into a new period of growth. It is necessary to align our technology base with our business model," says Jan Duerloo, head of Yara's Technology and Production Support unit (TPS).
As head of TPS, Duerloo is spearheading Yara's efforts to benchmark both its production processes, and environmental and safety performance - and to use this to establish industry-wide standards. The new engineers, along with some 60 to 70 technical experts from the existing organization, will play a key role in achieving this.
In addition to their engineering skills, Yara's new wave of technologists will be selected for their international experience, multicultural understanding and capacity for mobility. These are now standard criteria for key personnel in Yara - a global business with an ambitious growth strategy. Yara now plots a two-pronged strategy of growth, though increased efficiency and by expanding the production base through joint ventures. The new engineering positions, and the qualities sought, are a key step in converting these plans into action. To facilitate this, the new engineers will join production teams at Yara's key knowledge centers for nitro-phosphates, ammonia, urea, nitric acid and nitrates.
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Ingegerd Rafn, Media Relations
Cellular (+47) 91 840 620
Arne Cartridge, Media Relations
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Yara International ASA is the world's leading supplier of mineral fertilizers with particular strength in nitrogen-based fertilizers. Yara has a local presence in 50 countries worldwide. Yara sells more than 20 million tonnes of mineral fertilizers in more than 120 countries. Yara offers fertilizers meeting the nutrient needs of local crops supported by agronomic advice to make farming more profitable and agriculture more sustainable. Yara has a strong position in industrial markets in Europe as a supplier of nitrogen-based chemicals and is the leading supplier of liquid CO2.