Process Engineer (Metallurgist)

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Date: Feb 2, 2024

Location: Orrville, 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





  • Responsible for aspects of the Process Engineering function under guidance of the Quality Manager including Metallurgy, process technology development and application. 

  • Responsible for the coordination of trials and tests and model line concept application in accordance with company development plans and statistical process control procedures to achieve continuous improvement in quality and productivity. 

  • Works as a hands on Process Engineer wile performing this function. 

  • Reports to the Quality Manager and is located at the Bekaert plant in Orrville, OH.



  • Obtains and analyzes work center trends to identify opportunities for improvement. 

  • Collaborates with the production management to analyze defects as it pertains to rod suppliers, in-process material and customer concerns.

  • May be responsible for communication with Bekaert’s suppliers and resolving issues.

  • Coordinates process changes with production, as necessary, in order to ensure efficient introduction and implementation of new processes. 

  • Fosters employee involvement by encouraging and participating in Cross Functional and Bekaert Teams and practices to ensure involvement of all employees in continuous quality improvement. 

  • Maintains open lines of communications with counterparts in other Bekaert plants (worldwide), corporate Research and Development and the Bekaert Technical Center to ensure effective exchange of new technology. 

  • Manages the introduction and development of new processes and products, including customer samples, in support of expanding and/or improving production operations.

  • Coordinates all technical activities within the Orrville facility, while guiding and coaching process technicians and engineers within the plant.

  • Develops in cooperation with the Orrville Plant Manager, Quality Manager and Production Managers, yearly X+1 and X+3 Goals and strategic directions for the Technical group and implements within areas of responsibility.



  • Bachelor's degree in Material Science, or related Engineering field plus minimum of 2 years’ experience in Process Engineering in steel required. 

    • Such experience typified through knowledge of the wire drawing industry, steel cord process, statistical analysis and design of experiments. 

    • A working knowledge the operations of and understanding the needs of customers is also required.

  • Must have experience working with SAP, Microsoft Office, and other software programs.


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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