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Laboratory Technician, New Energies (Genk) - BE 1

Innovation-driven since its creation, Plastic Omnium is now paving the way for the zero-carbon vehicles and is confident that hydrogen will play a key role in the clean mobility of the future. Since 2015, the company has been investing in hydrogen technologies with the ambition of being a leading player across the whole hydrogen value chain.

In order to reach the objectives in a new but fast growing and technology evolving market, Plastic Omnium has set up a dedicated Division “New Energies division” focusing on Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cell Stack and Integrated Hydrogen Systems.

For our location of Genk, we are searching for a Laboratory Technician.


• 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


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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 

  • A challenging position with responsibility and room for personal input
  • An attractive salary and fringe benefits
  • Company phone
  • Opportunity for further training and personal development
  • A dynamic and collegial working environment
  • 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.

    Laboratory Technician, New Energies (Genk) - BE 1

    Plastic Omnium
    Contract type: 
    Permanent, Full-time
    Laboratory Technician, Laboratory
    Degree level: 
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