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Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. They pursue to be the preferred supplier for their steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with almost 30 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in annual revenue.
In order to strengthen the Global Technology Center (Deerlijk, Belgium) they are currently looking for a R&D Engineer to join the process team of polymer processing on wire (mainly extrusion). You will work on projects for production process improvements and developments and you will also deliver technical assistance to the Wire Production Plants worldwide.
Are you passionate about Technology?
Are you innovative and do you like to continuously improve processes or develop new products?
Then you could be the R&D Engineer we are looking for.
- You will build expertise regarding the extrusion production process (for Bekaert this is overextrusion of the wire product). - You will support wire production plants worldwide to implement process improvements and developments related to extrusion. - You will lead or you will be involved in projects to improve the extrusion production process in close interaction with the production plants. You will coordinate trials, design of experiments in the pilot plant in their Technology Center or in the production plants. - You will support the definition and roll out of global standards (from the raw material towards the final product) to make sure that they have a standardized production process for extrusion globally. - You will monitor closely new developments in the external world (patent research, exhibitions,) that might have added value to the domain of polymer coating for Bekaert. - You will develop a network with relevant equipment and auxiliary material suppliers and contribute to the built up of competitive intelligence in the domain of polymer – extrusion and extruded (wire) products.
- You obtained a Master degree in Engineering specialized in Mechanics or in Chemical Engineering with affinity with polymers or polymer processing. You are passionate about process technology. - A first work experience in a production environment with extrusion or other polymer production processes (like spinning) and with process standardization is certainly a strong asset. - You are eager to deepen your expertise and you are an innovative thinker. - You have strong interpersonal and influencing skills, you like to achieve results together with others and you work in a structured way. - You speak English fluently and you are willing to travel frequently (up to 30% of your time) to wire plants worldwide.
what do we offer?
- Bekaert is an international company that invests in his employees. Employees who want to keep evolving and growing are here at the right place. - A varied job with a lot of freedom. Bekaert supports employees in their personal development. - A very attractive remuneration package.