Quality Engineer

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Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Van Buren, AR, 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






Reports To: Quality Manager


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

In addtion to other duties that may be assigned, incumbents will be expected to perform the following:


Safety/Housekeeping: Follow all Job Safety/Health & Environmental rules/policies to include wearing/maintaining proper PPE; Follow good housekeeping/5S rules/policies; Follow BeCare/Bekaert Lifesaving rules/policies; Report any unsafe work act/condition to your supervisor or other member of management; Report any accident/incident and/or near miss accident/incident, including property damange to your supervisor or other member of management.


Quality/Integrity: Perform job to the expected quality standards to include applicable Policies/Guidelines, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and/or Work Instructions; Meet/Exceed expected work/product quality standards; Work well with other team members to create a positive work environment free from harassment and where other team members are treated with integrity and respect; Act in accordance with the Bekaert Code of Conduct.


Job Duties: Under general supervision, evaluate production and recommend improvements. Coordinate improvement teams in assigned department(s). Engage in the testing of new customer products.  Administer response to customer compliants.  Liason with customers relevant to their assigned departments and quality deployment in those departments.


Physical Requirements: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of force greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of th


Physical Activities: (1) Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.(2) Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or

crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.  This factor is important if the

amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and

maintenance of body equilibrium. (3) Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.(4) Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. (5) Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.(6) Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. (7) Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time. (8) Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. (9) Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. (10) Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion. (11) Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. (12) Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. (13) Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm. (14) Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. (15) Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. (16) Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discriminations in sound. (17) Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.


Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, expansive reading, visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection), using measurement devices, and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.


Working Conditions: (1) The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. (2) The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity. (3) The worker is subject to extreme heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than an hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions such as wind and humidity. (4) The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. (5) The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals. (6) The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.


Computer Skills: (1) Microsoft Outlook (2) Microsoft Word (3) Microsoft Excel (4) Microsoft Teams (5) SAP


Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED and Four Year Degree (related to job function) and Four Years job related experience


Team Members who perform a job that has been evaluated and determined to be a Safety Sensitive Job should not perform the job if/when impaired by alcohol or any illegal drugs, including medical marijuana. 


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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