Microporous Process Engineer


Zaventem, BE

Business Context

As part of Etex Manufacturing the global Quality and Process organization supports a flawless customer delivery and zero-defects based on process capability and first-time right philosophy. 


The mission of the Microporous Process Engineer is testing and evaluating the manufacturing processes to locate inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvements to quality, productivity, safety, and cost in agreement with the different stakeholders. You will formalize the learnings in standards and share within the calcium silicate community. 

Key roles and responsibilities (1/2)

1    Support plants to implement manufacturing process improvements in line with existing standards and standards procedures

-    Identify inefficiencies in the manufacturing process 
-    Define action plants (supported by the central Process Engineering team and other key stakeholders – ITC, EE, …)
-    Drive the implementation and follow-up
-    Measure the efficiency of the actions. 
-    Re-evaluate the results when needed
-    Promotes Health & Safety and at all time   

2    Process standardization, optimization and improvement

-    Champions the implementation and sustainment of process improvements and standardization.
-    Collaborates with all stakeholders to define, implement and sustain appropriate standardized methods and tools to measure and ensure conformity with specification.
-    Formalize the learnings in Standard documents and share and disseminate with the full Microporous community.

Key roles and responsibilities (2/2)

3    Training

-    Assess the knowledge of the local process experts and provide them with training as and when required.
-    Help in the development of training documents.    

Functional Knowledge

-    Strong ability to work target-oriented with broad networks in an agile environment
-    Good project management skills related to an operational environment 
-    Good understanding of Microporous materials and how they are produced. 

Interpersonal skills

-    Excellent documentation skills
-    Result driven and ability to implement standards
-    Coaching & developing mindset 
-    Drive and embrace change and motivated by working in an agile environment
-    Displaying excellent personal safety and challenging others when unsafe behaviour is observed

Job requirements and qualifications

Minimum education:    Engineering degree or equivalent experience
Minimum experience:    At least 5 years working experience in the Mircoporous sector holding positions related with production, process or quality, or high technical knowledge about manufacturing Mircoporous materials. 
Language skills:    Good written and spoken English. Any other major European language is advantageous

Etex Values and Leadership principles

Passion for Excellence - Always look for continuous improvement in related processes - Is good at change management
Pioneer to Lead - Have a strong focus on the results to be achieved, enable action and track on performance
Connect & Care - Communicate effectively at shop floor level 
We are action driven - Focus to deliver specific projects in a minimum period
We develop ourselves and others - Ensure that learnings are transferred to our plant teammates, so they are reaching autonomy.

Work Location and travel requirements

Position can be performed from any European Etex location, however frequent travel to plants in scope required.