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Junior R&D Engineer Glass and Calcination (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 our Research & Development Team, based in Nivelles, Belgium , we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Junior R&D Engineer Glass and Calcination (VIE).

About the role

Aligned with the market trend towards decarbonizing calcination and glass technologies, Lhoist has been pioneering the development of new products and processes. These innovations undergo rigorous testing at the laboratory scale before being scaled up for industrial implementation. Our business innovation team is currently looking for a junior R&D engineer to support us in the journey from laboratory development to on-site testing at client facilities. The primary objective will be to translate laboratory ideas into tangible business successes, aligned with our commitment to sustainable and market oriented innovation.

As a Junior R&D Engineer Glass and Calcination (VIE), you will report to the R&D Engineer Calcination and be part of the Research & Development team . You will be responsible for supporting the Calcination and Glass teams on the ongoing projects focused on the glass market and decarbonization of the calcination technology.

Your role and responsibilities:  

  • To take part on the development of new lab methodologies, support ongoing CAPEX projects, continuous improvement of lab practices and methods, writing protocols and conducting risk assessments.

  • To plan experiments, to run lab tests, to treat the results and communicate the results with different shareholders.

  • To take active part in organizing and carrying out industrial trials.

  • To contribute to market intelligence initiatives (active market watch)

  • To consolidate results in reports and presentations to communicate them to internal and external stakeholders.

  • About you:  

  • You hold a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials engineering or related field.

  • Specialization in glass, prior internships and some knowledge of glass market are plus.

  • You are an easy catcher of business concepts, hold a business mindset and able to develop trust based and professional relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally.

  • You are a data driven person, enjoys doing analysis. Proficient on MS Excel and Word and any additional knowledge in data tools.

  • You know the basics of project management and capable to actively participate in a project, respecting the phases, milestones, deadlines and stakeholders.

  • You are an action oriented person who has a proactive and organized approach of working.

  • You are eager to learn from the experts around you and be autonomous when necessary.

  • You have full professional proficiency in English. French or another language is a plus.

  • You can start anytime between June-August 2024.

  • 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.

    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!

    Junior R&D Engineer Glass and Calcination (VIE)

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    Permanent, Full-time
    Research Engineer, R&D
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