Application Eng. Filtration Specialist

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Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Marietta, GA, US

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




Application Engineer Filtration Specialist


Your role


  • You work closely with customers to identify their filtration needs. Through regular contacts/visits, you propose solution, troubleshoot and fix the problem, coordinate with the BFT organization when there is a technical improvement opportunity or problem.
  • You take the lead in application projects in close collaboration with internal (R&D, Quality, Global Segment manager, Commercial, Market Intelligence) and external stakeholders/partners (subcontractors, universities, third parties). You act as a technical advisor, providing guidance and support throughout the entire sales cycle.
  • You design and optimize filtration systems based on customer requirements and industry standards.
  • You understand in depth the filtration segment (product portfolio, product performance, customer’s applications, competitors’ portfolio).
  • You collaborate with engineering teams to develop innovative filtration solutions.
  • You provide technical expertise and support to the commercial team during customer meetings and presentations. You give training to the commercial team on products and applications.
  • You have a deep knowledge of the applications. You understand and report market and technology trends, market sizing, technical challenges, unmet needs, development needs, product specs & properties, production processes, and way of working at the customer.
  • You provide input to support GSM in long term strategy and product roadmap definition.


Your profile


  • You hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in science or engineering (chemistry, material Science, physics, etc).
  • You have proven experience as an Application Engineer with a focus on filtration applications.
  • You are customer / user centric in your approach.
  • You have an open and creative mind to develop innovative and impactful products and experiences.
  • You have strong analytical skills and a good understanding of commercial processes, being able to work closely with the commercial and R&D teams to translate business needs into effective solutions.
  • You have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to recommend effective solutions.
  • You have good influencing and change management skills – you ask critical questions when needed – you proactively seek alignment with stakeholders to be able to drive adoption and change forward.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills to be able to drive a transformation.
  • You feel comfortable with taking decisions and communicating to a multitude of stakeholders.
  • You think along critically, and you are a real team player.
  • You are acquainted with developing playbooks and setting up frameworks.
  • You are a fast learner.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience with agile project management practices.
  • You are willing to travel to customer sites as required.
  • You are able to live the Bekaert Values and Key Leadership Behaviors.


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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