R&D technician Prototyping

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Date: Mar 30, 2023

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Join and grow our Bekaert team with the passion to win.



Be part of something bigger!


Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) 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 € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.


About the role


  • Support construction of of testing lab for water electrolysis
  • Focus on material preparation and assembly for water electrolysis testing
  • Execution of different prototype processes (cutting to size, coating, assembly and disassembly), to create samples ready for electrolysis testing and material characterisation
  • Need to work from Belgium, in close contact with the hydrogen team and laboratory
  • Installation and commissioning of prototyping equipment (cutting material to size, application of functional coatings, (dis)assembly of different materials to be characterised)
  • Defining and optimisation of standard operating procedures for prototyping
  • Mastering various prototype process to support ongoing and future product development
  • Processing and reporting of data to internal customers (R&D managers, R&D project technicians, product & application managers)
  • Working in strong collaboration with R&D managers and project technicians to further optimise prototype processes
  • Taking necessary actions related to maintenance, calibration and 5S to keep equipment and testing environment in top shape



About you


  • Bachelor/Master degree in chemistry / material science / material engineering / mechanical engineering or any relevant field for the application
  • Experience in a lab scientist position or prototyping environment, preferably within the field of electrolysis
  • Team-oriented and performance/results oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Innovative and creative mindset
  • Structrured approach and high attention to detail in way-of-working


Why join us?

At Bekaert, we are on a journey to establish the new possible. And to achieve this, we need passionate people that are eager to grow beyond their capabilities. We want people that are brave and willing to explore the unknown, even if it means failing sometimes. People that are ready to bring their whole self to work and are not afraid of expressing their opinions but also value the power of synergies, different perspectives & team spirit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. 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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