Mission and Context
The Process Development and Pilot Line department, part of the Etex Innovation & Technology Center which is the central R&D unit of the Belgian holiding Etex has as main mission :
the development of new and / or optimisation of already existing mineral building materials and their production processes and the supply of technical assistance to the Etex production sites.
Roles and Responsibilities
As R&D Egineer Process and Technology development your position requires the following tasks :
you lead the identification and evaluation of (new) production process and technology opportunities in the filed of Fibre Cement building materials by :
partnering with Etex Competence Centers, Product Development, Marketing and R&D teams to identify technology needs;
proactively identifying external partners.
you manage the development of innovative production tools for both pilot and industrial scale;
you transfer new technologies to product development with the objective of creating relevant prototypes;
you contribute and / or manage technology related and product development products.
You have a master degree in Engineering (process, material, chemical or industrial engineering). A PhD degree is highly valued.
Evaluating proposition and interpreting findings, indentifying and anticipating problems and opportunities, evaluatiing options are part of your core skills.
You have good analytical and communication skills which enables you to present complex information to various internal audiences.
You are highly skilled in planning and organising, which allows you to work simultaneously on different projects and implement effective project management.
Experience in searching for technological and scientific information in specialised databases is a plus.
You are prepared to travel.
You are fluent in English and willing to learn Dutch.
Etex Values and Competencies
Tech Savvy (Innovation)
Situational Adaptability (Change Leadership)
Self Development (Developing self & others)
Resourcefulness (Execution & Results driven)
Plans & Aligns (Execution & Results driven)
Persuades (Impactful communication)
Manages Complexity (Decision making)
Interpersonal Savvy (Building productive relationships)
Drives Results (Execution & Results driven)
Cultivates Innovation (Innovation)
Communicates Effectively (Impactful communication)