Test Lab Technician

Reference: 0472

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 R&D Technicians.

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 and the growing team.

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

R&D Technician

Bachelor’s degree preferred // Innovative products and processes for sustainable mobility applications // Challenging, multi-faceted role in a great team


As R&D Technician you’re part of the multidisciplinary and highly skilled team based in Genk. You prepare and execute activities related to the testing, tuning, evaluation and validation of high pressure systems/products in R&D projects. Furthermore, you bring ideas and perform activities regarding the improvement or expansion of the lab processes and technical equipment.

  • You prepare and execute specific technical trials in the testing facilities.
  • You analyze trial/test data and highlight potential anomalies. You write test reports.
  • You ensure smooth and safe (LOTO) operation of the test benches and related technical equipment.
  • You propose improvements, execute calibrations, manage maintenance planning and ensure quality documentation regarding the testing equipment.
  • You consistently increase your technical knowledge by following trainings and by showing scientific curiosity about topics related to the New Energies business.
  • You contribute to the further development of an excellent team spirit!
Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a professional bachelor’s degree in electromechanics, electronics, automation, mechanics, automotive technology, chemistry, mechatronics… or you’ve reached an equivalent level through relevant experience.
  • Decent understanding of electricity, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and P&ID’s.
  • Experience with data acquisition software is a plus.
  • You work smoothly in a team and you always care about safety procedures.
  • You’re curious and willing to learn and evolve.
  • Good knowledge of English (spoken and written) is required.

  • 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.
  • Challenging and involving job content.
  • 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 info@vp-recruitment.be quoting the reference number 0472. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).