Half-Product Bead Wire Technician

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Date: Mar 31, 2024

Location: Rome, 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




About the Half-Product Bead Wire Technician - Rome, GA role


The person in this role will provide assistance in the analysis, control, instruction, steering, production and problem solving of the processes within the Half Product and Bead wire Departments to ensure that production/chemical processes are maintained in such a manner as to ensure that production requirements are met in accordance with outlined specifications, and in a timely and cost efficient manner. This role will report to the Technical Manager.


Essential Functions

  • Assist the HP/BW Supervisor as required to ensure the continuity of operations/production. 
  • Works with other Technicians and Technical Group.
  • Directs/participates in set-up, adjustment, and operation of machines/blocks/bearings/baths/ systems/etc, utilized in the Half Prod./Bead wire departments/production lines/processes to ensure that they are operated within required levels of productivity and quality in accordance to specified requirements.

  • Ensure proper operation of all straightener block assemblies in HP/BW Dept.

  • Capable of collecting samples, monitoring, analyzing, recording/reporting results, adjusting, correcting, building, and transferring of chemicals and baths in all chemical pickling, patenting, plating, and other chemical processes to ensure adherence to product/quality specifications within Half product and Bead wire.

  • Perform required lab tests to determine that product conforms to established quality standards/procedures.

  • Assist in the collection of data to identify production problems within the Half Product and Bead wire Dept.

  • Assist in the resolution of problems and implementation of resolutions within department to improve processes, production, and quality levels.

  • Oversee/participate in the start-up/shutdown of process lines in HP/BW Dept. as required.

  • Preparation of new bath in HP / IBW line - Participate in the initial set-up and instruction needed to commission new equipment/machinery/process/product, etc for production in HP/BW Dept.

  • Follow the test frequency defined as per PCP, Maintaining record of startup check list , preventive line check , bath test parameters and steering log.

  • Act as a team member to Support Technical team on the process improvement projects as an when required related to testing. -

  • Assist in the follow-up of trials through all production areas, provide instruction, identification, collection of samples, follow-up/analyze problems related to process problems associated with trial material, etc.

  • Calibration / verification of the equipment as assigned.

  • Monitoring of stock level of the consumable and chemicals used during the process steering and co ordinate with the responsible person to maintained sufficient stock level.

  • Participate in customer, QMS or internal audit.

  • Confers with supervisor to interpret test results, quality specifications and other process matters to ensure the continuous improvement to process and quality standards.

  • Provides technical/practical advice and instructions/training regarding the operation of production machinery; new and existing procedures machines, employees, etc. to enhance understanding of machine characteristics/capabilities to the hourly work force.

  • Analyze returned wire/reels from customers for defect and reason of defect.

  • Maintain an orderly and clean working environment to promote sound industrial safety and 5S practices.

  • To be capable of filling in for the supervisor in case of an emergency absence of said supervisor.

  • Conducting GEMBA and LPA audits as per defined frequency.


Role Requirements

  • High school diploma coupled with a basic understanding of the wire manufacturing process, and chemicals used in the manufacturing process is desired.

  • Work proficiency in a minimum of two jobs in the Half Product and/or Bead wire Dept. SPC and computer training desired.

  • Successfully complete the pre-requisite testing in Math Skills, Reading/Comprehension Skills, Analyzing Skills, Attention To Detail Skills, Logic and Reasoning Skills, and Mechanical Comprehension Skills.,

  • The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. 

    • The employee is frequently required to write and occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and speak and hear.

    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to and in excess of 100 pounds. 

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The following mental requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

    • ​​​​​​​Advise (planning regarding shipments, supervisor regarding problems)
    • Calculate (tensile, yield strengths)
    • Classify (wire qualities)
    • Communicate (with planning, supervisor, production personnel, customer service, etc.)
    • Compare (stability test results, MSA)
    • Comprehend (directions and testing specifications)
    • Decide (when to report problems, when to take action)
    • Detect (non-conformities, potential deficiencies)
    • Diagnose (testing problems)
    • Edit (SOPs, work instructions)
    • Estimate (time to completion of shipments and tests)
    • Evaluate (test data)
    • Interpret (test data)
    • Measure (diameters, linear density)
    • Observe (lab flow and testing)
    • Plan (work schedule)
    • Solve (testing problems)

    • Supervise (meet testing deadlines, with lab team)

    • Train (production, quality and other Bekaert plant personnel)

    • Verify (test results, test methods)


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.


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