Process Engineer

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Hanover, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bridon-Bekaert (BBRG), a division of Bekaert, is a multi-million company designing, and 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 ( 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:

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 wire rope manufacturing plant.  This position is in the Bridon American Technical Group reporting to the Regional Technical and Quality Director.


Duties & Responsibilities:

*Manufacturing Support 

  • Defining manufacturing standards
  • Implementing automation opportunities
  • 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 workflow, 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


  • Assisting in preparation and execution of the capital expenditure plan
  • Coordinating projects with people at all levels, departments and facilities within the organization and with outside suppliers and agencies as applicable.
  • Additional duties and special projects as assigned

Qualification Requirements 

Education:    Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Quality, Industrial or Metallurgical)  or equivalent experience.

Experience:    0 to 5 years engineering experience in wire rope, wire rope consumer or metals manufacturing industry 
Skilled At:      Team building and interpersonal relations.
    Communications, verbal and written
    Computing; Fluent in AutoCAD; Proficient in Windows, MS Office, Minitab and AS400
Root Cause Analysis and Problem solving
Working in a union environment
Knowledge:    Knowledge of metal forming, fabrication, and welding
Understanding of wire and wire rope manufacturing
Familiarity with wire rope design concepts
Familiarity with wire and wire rope industry standards 
Familiarity with ISO 9000, ISO14001 and OHSA standards 

Additional knowledge and experience in any of the following is preferred as well:
    Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing
    Continuous Improvement
Statistical Process Control 
Participation in applicable professional societies

Travel:    Position will travel extensively between Hanover and Exeter, PA plants. Additional domestic and international travel may be required

Physical Environment:

Frequently spends time in the manufacturing facility with extreme temperatures, noise, and dust.  Remaining time is sedentary in an office environment with controlled temperatures.



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