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Junior Operational Excellence Engineer (VIE)

Are you a fresh graduate and looking for a place where you can make a difference? Join our VIE Program and develop your talents in our challenging and rewarding environment.

To strengthen ourTechnical & Manufacturing team, based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium , we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Junior Operational Excellence Engineer (VIE).

About the role 

As a Junior Operational Excellence Engineer (VIE) , you willreport to ourOperational Maintenance & Excellence Managerand be part of the Technical and Manufacturing team . Youwill have the chance toapplylean manufacturing tools (5S, 5 why, Kaizen, etc.) to diverse subjects rangingfromtechnicalaspectstoorganizationalprocesses. Youwillcollaboratewith a team encompassingthethreeproduction sites in Belgium, gaining exposure tovariousfacets of Lime Manufacturing, includingMining, Processes, Maintenance, andContinuousImprovement.

Your roleand responsibilities:

  • Support the key stakeholders and contribute to Operational Excellence projects.

  • Lead, support and execute small and medium Operational Excellence projects.

  • Plan and conduct workshops.

  • Assist in the deployment and/or the implementation of the operational excellence tools (RCA, 5S, Kaizen, VSM, etc.).

  • About you:

  • Master’s degree in industrial, Process, Chemical, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, or relevant fields

  • Basic knowledge of lean manufacturing and a keen interest in manufacturing flows.Knowledge and interest in digital tools such as PowerBI, Power App, and Excel are advantageous.

  • Autonomywith a willingness to learn from others and openness to feedback and development.

  • Pragmatic approach and enjoyment of analytical and organizational tasks.

  • Ability to interact with different departments and individuals at various seniority levels.People-oriented with excellent communication skills.

  • Fluency in French is essential – Good level of English is required.

  • Flexibility to travel to the operational sites. Own transportation required (by car).

  • Preferably starting as soon as possible. 

    About the VIE Program 

    V.I.E. Program (volontariat international en entreprise), is an international graduate program that allows EU graduates working with a team of experts abroad.The program is minimum 1 year with a possibility of renewal and hire. By joining our VIE Program, you will have several opportunities to work on projects that directly impact the organization and become a qualified professional in your field. 

    What’s in it for you?

  • International Experience and Networking

  • Responsibilities that help you to grow

  • Future Career Opportunity

  • Competitive salary

  • Why join Lhoist? 

    We are passionate about the business we have been in for more than a century. As a private company, we believe in continuity and look for people with a long-term vision to help us to grow. That could be you! At Lhoist, people matter. Our employees’ ongoing efforts to innovate and seek out new opportunities as well as their achievements, have brought about our global success and growth. We appreciate and reward them for that.

    Our 6.400 employees in more than 25 countries create everyday solutions for a sustainable future. Reducing our carbon footprint is part of our overall commitment to develop Lhoist as a sustainable company. As a market leader in the industrial sector, it is our responsibility to plan ahead and be a part of this global transition from the start. Our strategy takes into account our three major pillars of sustainable development: planet, people and profit. 

    At Lhoist, we have more than 50 nationalities. Diversity and inclusion are fundamentals to stand by our values, achieving our business goals and building a stronger group. 

    Come and join us!

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