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Laboratoty Technician, New Energies (W/M) - Zonhoven (BE)

Hungry for challenges? Join a group with innovation at its heart and contribute to the automotive revolution!

With 31,000 team members located in 26 countries and with a 2020 revenue of €7.7 billion, Plastic Omnium is world leader in intelligent exterior systems, clean energy systems and front-end modules.

Our ambition? Provide automakers with cutting-edge equipment and solutions to develop tomorrow’s clean and connected car.


•    Support the activities related to the tuning, evaluation, validation and certification of products from New Energies research & development projects in the field of High Pressure Systems
•    Guarantee the satisfaction of the projects
•    Guarantee the 0 accident
•    Participate to the development of test means and laboratory equipment
•    Participate to the know-how capitalization in Laboratory competences


Primary Responsibilities

1. Prepare and execute specfic technical trials requested by project teams, under the supervision of laboratory engineer – validation engineer or laboratory manager

  • Prepare and analyze requested trials in close collaboration with the requester
  • Propose adequate trial means, always caring about safety and efficiency of proposed solution
  • Manage and execute those trials while respecting the deadlines fixed by the laboratory team


2. Contribute to data analysis by writing the trial reports

  • Analyze trials data and highlight potential anomalies
  • Ensure correct data treatment, provide data synthesis and write final report in English language

3. Ensure smooth operation of trial benches related to his/her activities

  • Manage and understand perfectly the benches operations and their related means
  • Always care about their optimal usage
  • Propose improvements, maintain quality working documentation, follow calibrations, manage maintenance planning and operations, ensure cleanliness of benches and working areas
  • Contribute to operation procedures and modus operandi of working benches, including LOTO procedures


4. Respect all rules, instructions and quality and safety procedures

  • Understands and maintain up-to-date her/his knowledge of procedures, particularly internal quality process and safety rules
  • Respect rules and provide feedback when deviations are observed 
  • Propose continuous improvements of processes and products 


5. Increase her/his knowledge in order to satisfy laboratory and business unit needs

  • Provide feedback about potential training needs to her/his manager 
  • Show scientific curiosity about New Energies related topics


6. Contribute to the development of team spirit on a collaborative mode




Personal Background

  • Bachelor technician in mechanics, electro mechanics, chemical engineering, mechatronics or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 3 years experience

Job Technical skills

  • Good PC knowledge and associated software tools (emails/office,…). Programming skills in VBA, Labview or other languages are a plus
  • Good knowledge of electricity principles, mechanics, pneumatics and hydraulics (high pressure are a plus) , data acquisition, PI&Ds and CAO/CAD knowledge 
  • Good verbal and written English communication. Other languages are a plus


Job Soft skills

  • Team working 
  • Enthousiastic and motivated by her/his job
  • Persistent 
  • Scientific curiosity, willing to learn and progress
  • Rigorous in her/his jobs, always caring about safety 


As a responsible company, Plastic Omnium pays particular attention to diversity and equality within its teams and the Group commits to treat all job applications equally.

Date:  25-Jan-2022

Genk, Belgium

Job Requisition ID:  348693