• Engineer Process Automation

    Werklocaties BE-Duffel
    Technical jobs, R&D and Engineering
  • Job overzicht

    In our Engineering department, we are looking for an Electrical Engineer, who will be responsible for the correct execution of the electrical and automation part of projects (E&A). The focus for this will be on hardware design, EPLAN (elektrical software) and calculations on cable.



    As Electrical Engineer you ensure the correct execution of the electrical and automation (E&A) part of projects, in line with internal norms and legal regulations. You develop and follow-up engineering services for the plant and support the maintenance (second line technical support) and process technology department (link between process and control equipment).

    As Electrical Engineer you lead E&A projects or participate as specialist during the execution of projects. You give input and guard the E&A budget of projects.

    and draw up the contract specifications with regard for maximal safety, minimal downtime and optimal performance and life span of machines, in cooperation with Process Technology, Production, Maintenance and Safety departments.


    You design, in cooperation with external suppliers, the electrical and automation supply of projects, follow up on software development, electrical drawings and manuals (i.e. basic and detailed engineering). You coordinate (electrical) activities on the construction site during the shutdown/erection phase.

    You are proactive in identifying bottlenecks and lack of resources/competences on site, and this for different domains (cabling, automation, drives, …)

    You follow up and participate in the commissioning of the projects.

    After the project has been completed, you follow up the list of open points and instruct production operators about operating the installation. You hand over support for the commissioned installation to the maintenance department by giving training courses for service engineers and maintenance technicians.


    Define the electrical and automation norms for the entire plant (PLC, HMI, hardware, …).

    You define the automation materials that are used in the plant (brand, type,…) to a limited number of standard components in order to minimize the necessary spares.

    You define the network layout for process networks and the interface to the plant network in cooperation with IT.


    You define check-lists of new installed safety systems to guarantee optimal safety.

    You optimize performance of installations (e.g. roller tables, AGC controller after tapering passes, …).


    Vereiste kwalificaties

    You have a Master degree in Engineering.


    You have hands-on programming and commissioning experience.


    You have experience in programming of different types of automation systems (PLC).

    You are capable to understand and modify L1 software on the automation platforms in use at Aleris (Siemens S7, GE Energy P80i/HPCi, SMS Siemag X-Pact ProBAS, …).

    You have knowledge of electrical and automation systems, safety regulations, CE and AREI regulations.

    You have experience with the different automation layers (L1, L2, L3/MES) and the communication inbetween them.

    Knowledge of electrical hardware (electrical power and drives), EPLAN and calculations on cable are a strong asset.

    Fluent in English, German and Dutch (knowledge of French language is an asset)


    You are a result-oriented professional with great analytical thinking. You are a strong planner and organizer that likes to work in a team environment.


    Ons aanbod

    Wij bieden je een competitief remuneratiepakket met een ruim aanbod aan extralegale voordelen (waaronder 24 ADV dagen) in een internationale professionele context.


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