Automation Design Engineer

Datum: 15-mrt-2023

Plaats: Deerlijk, BE

Bedrijf: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.


About the role

Bekaert Engineering is a part of the Bekaert NV group. The engineering headquarters is based in Belgium and is responsible for the development of new machines and prototypes being used around the world in our plants.

Bekaert Engineering is looking for an ambitious engineer that is willing to think out-of-the box to develop new prototypes and use his/her determination to finish projects to great customer satisfaction, around the world.


Your impact as Automation Engineer

  • You will be working on innovative automation projects in the Handling & Robotics Domain together with other mechanical, electrical design engineers and technology experts. We offer a broad spectrum of projects: logistical solutions for our internal product flows, robotization of difficult/non-ergonomic manual labor, development of solutions for sustainable green energy, … (eg: mobile AGVs with robots on top to collect and deliver spools). 
  • You contribute to the continuous improvement of our technology and to new developments. With your knowledge and commitment, you will grow into a global expert who helps to realize important design projects in a team and give support to our plants.
  • You are creative, innovative and enterprising in the development (R&D) and optimization of both existing and new processes and machines. By integrating new technologies, you help to develop the equipment of the future.
  • You convert the technology and business requirements into design and process concepts. You work out these concepts with a team of designers and experts. In some cases, you will work with external partners to design, develop or build new technology or machines.
  • You are a real team player and together with the local team, you will guide the designers in our engineering entities worldwide (Belgium, India, Slovakia, Brazil and China). If necessary, you make visits to those foreign engineering entities or production factories.


About you

  • Master degree in Industrial engineering control technology / automation / mechatronics
  • Experience with IEC 61131-3 PLC programming languages (Structured Text), drive/motion technology and industrial networks
  • If necessary, able to make visits to foreign engineering entities or production factories, travelling for short periods
  • Knowledge of English language
  • You are an analytic, creative and problem solving teamplayer
  • Extra skills that would make us very happy:
    • Knowledge of C programming language
    • Knowledge of Rockwell/Beckhoff platform
    • AGV and robotics experience
  • Your areas of interest… : Automation, logistics, robotics, machine/PLC control, …

What we offer:

  • A challenging job within innovative automation projects. You will be part of an enthusiastic team helping you to grow and gain more responsibilities.
  • You have the option to explore the world by visiting our plants around the world.
  • This all will be combined with a competitive wage and an extensive benefits package
  • Our department lies in a traffic-jam-free area
  • 20 vacation days + 17 ADV
  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story. 

At Bekaert, we are on a journey to establish the new possible. And to achieve this, we need passionate people that are eager to grow beyond their capabilities. We want people that are brave and willing to explore the unknown, even if it means failing sometimes. People that are ready to bring their whole self to work and are not afraid of expressing their opinions but also value the power of synergies, different perspectives & team spirit.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.