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Technical Spray Product Specialist

Location: 

Tisselt, BE

About us

Etex Building Performance is the European market leader for passive fire protection and a major player in the High Performance Insulation market, with branches for production and sales throughout Europe. Etex Building Performance NV is part of the Etex Group. The Etex Group is a Belgian industrial holding company active in the field of production, marketing and sales of building materials in 42 countries and employs more than 15,000 people.

Etex R&D organization is leading the Innovation for Etex Group. Its mission consists in innovating in products, systems, services and technologies in order to complete the solutions offer and/or to improve the cost base. The position aims to lead and / or to actively participate in projects, mostly related to Process Innovation and Industrialization. The capacity to collaborate with all stakeholder (e.g. Marketing teams, Operations Teams, ITC experts…) will be key to succeed in the position.

What you will do

As Spray Specialist you will act as an Expert in this domain. You’ll be responsible for the coordination of the preparation of (spray) test specimens for R&D official purpose. Providing technical application and site support for our global commercial teams will also be part of your daily tasks. You will closely collaborate with other departments of the company on a global level. In for a technical new challenge? This function covers a broad and wide variety of tasks. Our cementitious products are mostly applied in the field of building, petrochemical and tunnel markets.  As a Spray Product Specialist you will also participate in various seminars and presentations abroad and will be involved in the technical aspects of passive fire protection legislation.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

In order to be successful in this function, you have a good understanding (testing & in practice) of all different spray products, their limits, different applications and a good insight in which kind of situations they can be applied to. Therefor a good understanding of the different raw materials, the production methods, and their impact on the final product performance is necessary. When a test is set-up you need this knowledge in order to be able to define the corresponding test program to evaluate impact of changes within the product or its field of application. After a test you will translate the results into quantifiable properties. You will also play a significant role when a claim comes in and support assistance. 

An overview of your main tasks: 

 

1. Preparation of Tests related to Spray Products

  • Define the test package with stakeholders
  • Plan, request and follow-up on the materials to be used in the test
  • Application of fire test samples, Factory Production Control samples, marketing samples (construction petrochemical & tunnel)
  • Analyse,  follow-up, evaluate on test & testresults with data-analysis and reporting
  • Provde verbal & written reports to ensure work is undertaken in a safe way

2. Support Global Commercial & Technical Teams

  • As we are in international company, you will be in touch with many different colleagues
  • You will provide general support by mail, telephone or Teams 
  • You give practival site support and training (desktop/classroom/practical) for spray fire protection products that are aligned with the Promat guidelines
  • You check if all equipment installation are set up to company standards, identifying problems, trouble shooting and diagnose installation difficulties
  • You provide input for the documentation/data sheets/ application manuals / safety data sheets
  • You provide support and advise on incoming claims
  • You eveluate new developments in Spraying techniques

3. You advise the factory on production process, implementation of quality controls, and the to best used raw materials. 

Profile

  • You have obtained a Mechanical, Chemical or Process degree (Engineer or equivalent), or are equivalent through experience
  • You are fluent in English, and have a basic understanding of French and Dutch
  • You are commited with safety
  • You like to work in a multi-cultural work environment,
  • You have an innovtive and open mindset
  • You have strong coordination & planning skills
  • You are hands-on and don't mind to help with physical activities when a test is being set-up
  • You think on how to solve problems in stead of focussing on the problem itself 
  • The position requires travelling in Europe, Latin America and Asia of max 2 weeks in function projects

Offer

You will enter an international company with:

  • Market-based salary with a broad package of fringe benefits
  • A wide range of training and development opportunities
  • A flexible schedule with the possibility of working from home
  • Company restaurant on the site in Tisselt
  • Open and international work environment with room for personal input

Etex Values and Competencies

Connect and Care
Passion for Excellence
Pioneer to Lead

Work Location

Bormstraat 24, 2830 Tisselt