Automation Engineer (Electrical)

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Date: Dec 1, 2023

Location: Deerlijk, BE Remote, BE

Company: 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


You will work closely with the Global Design manager, design engineers, designers and technology experts. 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.


Your area of ​​responsibility:


  • 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 management, you will guide the designers in our engineering entities worldwide (Belgium, India, Slovakia, Brazil and China).
  • If necessary, you make visits to foreign engineering entities or production factories.
  • You also have a continuous eye for the development of technology in the industry



About you:


  • You have master degree in Industrial engineering control technology / automation / mechatronics
  • You have a number of years of experience in machine design
  • You have a passion for machine control and are willing to delve into it
  • You have a good knowledge of C programming language and one of the IEC 61131-3 PLC programming languages
  • Knowledge of drive technology
  • Knowledge of microprocessors, real-time operation and control systems
  • Knowledge of industrial networks and associated protocols
  • Knowledge of processing sensor data and using it for problem analysis and machine control
  • You share knowledge and insights with colleagues
  • You are analytical, creative & problem-solving
  • You take initiative
  • You are communicative and are willing to work in an international context, traveling for shorter periods
  • You have a good knowledge of English


What we offer:

  • A challenging job within innovative 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. 


Why join us?

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.

To learn more about Bekaert visit us: Bekaert Jobs




You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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