R&I Lab Technician Materials Science

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Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Deerlijk, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change




About the role

As R&I Lab Technician in the Materials Science lab, you will play a crucial role in supporting a broad spectrum of products, processes, projects, and business units by utilizing advanced techniques and instrumentation available in our state-of-the-art materials science lab. You will contribute to new measurement methods, analyse and report generated data and share built-up expertise.

Your Impact as R&I Lab Technician Materials Science:

  • You agree with internal customer on the required tests which will be performed on various kinds of samples (steel wires, metal fibers, textiles, steel cables, belts, polymers ... all with different compositions and/or coatings, ...)
  • You execute different materials science related tests (sample evaluation using optical microscopy, surface chemistry using XPS, heat treatment and phase transformation simulation using dilatometry) with possibility to also grow in other techniques present in the lab (digital image analysis, scanning electron microscopy including elemental analysis using EDS, surface measurements using confocal microscopy, crystallographic information using XRD and EBSD, steel cleanliness using OES-PDA ...)
  • You develop measurement methods to support the internal or external customer in the best way possible
  • You write concluding report in cooperation with the lab team, core technology experts, BU projects and innovation teams.
  • You build-up expertise on both the test equipment as well as Bekaert products.
  • You ensure correct data management working for safeguarding experimental data, technical reports, documentation, presentations, …

About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor or industrial engineer in chemistry, materials science, or a related field
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Teamplayer
  • Broad interest in products, production processes and measurement techniques
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Innovative mind
  • Fluent in Dutch and/or English

Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. 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 us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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