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Lab Technician Glass

Lab Technician Glass

Sibelco is a global material solutions company. We mine, process and sell industrial minerals at locations worldwide, focused primarily on silica, clays, feldspathics and olivine.We are also leaders in glass recycling. The Sibelco Group operates over 110 production sites in 31 countries, with a team of over 5,000 people.

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Dessel Plant

Job purpose

The melting behavior of new raw materials and glass compositions is compared through a number of proven melting experiments. The homogeneity of the glass as well as the optical and mechanical properties of the molten glasses are determined by using various technologies such as electron microscopy, spectral measurements and strength measurements.


1)Melting trials and analyses of the glass samples according fixed procedures and within agreed deadlines:

  • Prepare mixture of raw materials for melting trials.

  • Melting and casting of glass beads.

  • Glass analyses, depending on the needs chemical analyses, mechanical analyses and/or microscopic analyses will be performed.Optionally the strength of the glasses will be measured.

  • 2)Experimental work procedures will be registered in a laboratory log-book.

    3Reporting of the results in standardized reports in excel format, word and power-point.


  • Industry knowledge : Basic knowledge about glass production process is a pre.

  • IT skills : Micro-soft office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Product knowledge: Experience with analyses (glass) minerals and/or glass analyses.

  • Knowledge analytical techniques: Strong interest and demonstrable skills in the field of lab analysis.

  • Safety: Knowledge of Sibelco's safety regulations and ensure activities are in compliance with those regulations.

  • Behavior skills: creative, solution-oriented, handy, accurate, team player

  • Main stakeholders

  • T&I glass team Dessel – weekly meetings

  • Research fellow glass / scientist glass – daily

  • Educational Background and prior professional experience

  • Bachelor degree chemistry, physics, higher laboratory education or comparable.

  • Dutch & basic English

  • But most importantly, if you embrace our core values, and if this role sparks your enthusiasm to apply your passion to contribute in a meaningful way as a part of Sibelco’s team of unique talents within a diverse international business community, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

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