Lab Process Engineer

Reference: 0463

Our Client: Company Profile

Our client is a division of a leading international company in the field of sustainable mobility. The company has a global industrial and R&D network, employing 2500 engineers working on transformative innovation projects. They’re looking for a Lab Process Engineer.

The New Energies division focuses on R&D and manufacturing of fuel cell technology and hydrogen gas storage systems for car, bus, truck and train transport.

The core development, engineering and testing activities in the field of composite pressure vessels – for hydrogen storage – recently moved to a brand new facility in Genk (Belgium), suitable for accomodating the expanding activities.

Vander meiren & Pauwels Recruitment is helping to fill several Genk-based engineering positions, including a:

Lab Process Engineer

Product development and testing facility // Challenging, multi-faceted role in an expanding team // 50% test equipment & machinery development + 50% operational testing related activities


As a Lab Engineer you’re part of the multidisciplinary and highly skilled team based in Genk. You support activities related to the testing, tuning, evaluation, validation and certification of high pressure systems/products in R&D projects. You also lead equipment and process development projects related to the high pressure testing facilities.

Supporting the hydrogen testing activities:

  • You propose and define the best test methodology, provide advice and define validation tests.
  • You lead lab technicians and schedule tasks.
  • You’re responsible for installation uptime and defining maintenance plans/needs.
  • You review or write test reports.
  • You participate in 8D problem solving activities of non-compliant tests.

Leading lab improvement projects:

  • You identify future testing needs in close collaboration with the validation engineer and lab technicians.
  • You propose improvements of existing process, methodology or equipment.
  • You identify potential investments in order to increase lab test capacity.
  • You benchmark suppliers and select the most suitable solution in terms of costs / specification conformity / safety.
  • You manage implementation projects until commissioning of the installation.

Supporting R&D projects:

  • You contribute to the definition of validation tools used by the lab team.
  • You create a network in the field of High Pressure Systems testing, especially in gas tests (H2 & CNG).
Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a master’s degree, preferably in electromechanical engineering.
  • Experience in testing and/or process engineerin is an asset.
  • You’re a hands-on engineer with leadership skills and a strong safety orientation.
  • You have good communication skills and you work smoothly in a team.
  • Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written) is required. Knowledge of Dutch is handy.

  • You’ll work in an important and strongly supported division within the global organization.
  • You enjoy a great working atmosphere and a good sense of solidarity.
  • Growth and career opportunities within a global company.
  • An attractive salary package, interesting holiday arrangements and flexible working hours.
Contact us!

If you believe you have what it takes to make things happen in this role, we would like to hear from you.    

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to quoting the reference number 0463. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).