Process Engineer

Date: Oct 6, 2021

Location: Hanover, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bridon-Bekaert (BBRG), a division of Bekaert, is a multi-million company designing, manufacturing steel and fiber ropes for diverse lifting applications; oil and gas, surface and underground mining, overhead lifting, ports, steel mills and fishing.  We manufacture and promote high performing products through multiple channels to market, OEM’s, distribution and direct end users.


Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) 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 € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



Purpose/Objective of the Position:

To develop and improve equipment and processes, implement automation opportunities, design tooling/fixtures and develop and execute capital expenditure plans on equipment and infrastructure in the steel wire and wire rope manufacturing plants.


Duties & Responsibilities:  (*Denotes essential function.)


Manufacturing Support* 

  • Defining manufacturing standards
  • Improving current or developing new manufacturing methods by:
  • Effectively interfacing with manufacturing personnel including soliciting observations from operators
  • Documenting labor and material costs to permit accurate costing analysis of design and process to implement
  • Designing and conducting research programs
  • Applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials
  • Conferring with equipment vendors
  • Resolving safety, quality and manufacturing issues in the work centers when required


  • Improving current or developing new manufacturing processes by:
  • Studying product requirements
  • Researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment
  • Conferring with equipment vendors
  • Contributes when needed to
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout 
  • Assure product and process quality by 
  • Designing testing methods
  • Testing finished product and process capabilities
  • Establishing standards
  • Confirming manufacturing processes
  • Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Complete improvement and development projects by training and guiding technicians.


  • Collaborate with customers’ quality and engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review manufacturability of design.  Make recommendations to modify customer part specifications and tolerances as necessary to support cost effective production.
  • Perform duties in accordance with quality system requirements as the voice of Bridon-Bekaert’s customers.
  • Support Sales, Purchasing, Engineering, and Production to resolve customer complaints and concerns.


Performs other duties as assigned.


Physical Environment:  Environmental conditions include:  inside office work area, interaction with plant production facilities requiring proper protective equipment (steel-toe shoes, eye and ear protection, fluorescent yellow vest).  Social conditions include:  working under deadlines, working alone, as well as within team unit(s), communication with other department staff and all levels of management (on-site and off-site).


Conditions include environmental (hot/cold, inside/outside, noise level, lighting, ventilation, etc.) and social (works with the public, works under deadlines, works alone, etc.).


Education: Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Quality, Industrial or Metallurgical)

Experience: 1-3 years’ experience in Process Engineering, Manufacturing, and or Quality; Experience in preparing technical reports; Problem Solving, Root Cause Analysis; Green or Blackbelt certification a plus; Experience in a union environment preferred but not required.


Skill At: Ability to lead and manage teams; Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of:  MS Office, Experience with statistics software a plus




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