R&I Lab Technician Mechanical testing

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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 Mechanical Testing lab, you will play a crucial role in developing test expertise in the field of mechanical deformation of materials, supporting a broad spectrum of products, processes, projects, and business units.  You will contribute to new measurement methods, analyse and report generated data and share built-up expertise.

Your Impact as R&I Lab Technician Mechanical Testing:

  • You design and construct test set-ups to evaluate new ideas and principles towards performance, quality and possibility to implement in industrial environments.
  • You take part and support ideation, validation, and implementation of improved and new processes.
  • You test and evaluate various kinds of samples (steel wires, metal fibers, textiles, steel cables, belts, polymers - all with different compositions and/or coatings, ...) in cooperation with different labs.
  • You develop measurement methods to support the internal or external customer in the best way possible
  • You write concluding reports 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

  • A bachelor or preferably master’s degree in electro-mechanics / Industrial engineering / mechatronics.
  • A creative flair and design ability. You take initiative.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You are hands on, a true team player & result/action oriented.
  • You’re excellent in dealing with ambiguity (dare to challenge the ‘what is’).
  • You are structured in your approach and have high attention to detail in way-of-working.
  • You are preferably experienced in MS tools, in CAD / CAE software (Solidworks, Creo, …) and you have knowledge and experience in statistical analysis (six sigma and statistical analysis software, e.g., Minitab).
  • Strong communication skills (NL & EN), both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
  • You put safety first in all aspects of the job and strive for zero accidents.

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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