Jobs & Trainees

Jobs & Trainees

To enable us to carry on extending our services, we look to recruit enthusiastic, innovative and committed people to join our growing team. We invest in our people, offering learning and development opportunities, helping you to fulfil your potential. If you want to work in a global environment providing opportunities and meeting exciting challenges supported by state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, then explore our job offer to find the opportunity that is perfect for you.

Jobs

OCAS’s current  job vacancies are listed below. Click each vacancy to see its details and apply for a job by using the apply button or contact our HR team jobs@ocas.technology

We are also happy to receive speculative applications and CVs. If you are interested to join our team, send your application letter with CV to jobs@ocas.technology.

In case you are looking forward to join an industrial production team, browse ArcelorMittal Belgium’s job offer.

Trainees

We are looking for students wishing to do a traineeship. To attract a broad spectrum of future employees, OCAS offers interesting topics for fundamental research and technical applications. It is possible to do a traineeship at OCAS in a wide range of metallurgical and surface related topics, as well as fields like forming, joining, FEM modelling and electromagnetic applications. We are furthermore active in the field of combinatorial research including data mining and deep learning. For more information contact our HR department via jobs@ocas.technology.

Browse through our scientific publications to discover OCAS’s published journal papers and our contributions to conferences.

Your position

As a material science engineer or chemist with affinity for coatings/surfaces and corrosion, you will be working on the understanding of the link between chemistry and certain in-use properties such as adhesion, corrosion resistance, flexibility, ... of metallic, inorganic and organic coatings and surface treatments for steel under varying environments: atmospheric, extreme temperature and/or pressure, sour, sweet. For this, a large variety of laboratory application and testing tools are available, from metal alloy deposition to organic coating formulation to oxide phase formation. State-of-the-art analytical equipment ensures the most advanced characterisation techniques both chemical and mechanical.

Any experience in chemical process engineering is definitely a plus. Experience and interest in statistical analysis, datamining and image correlation is a must.

You will work in a team of about 20 people in the department of coatings & surfaces at OCAS's head office Zelzate, where you will be involved in various projects at the same time. All projects are executed by the project team, consisting of engineers and technicians at OCAS, as well as representatives of our respective partners and clients. You will join projects targeting product development as well as consortia studying more fundamental aspects of coatings & corrosion.

Your profile

  • You own a PhD in material science or chemistry or worked as a materials engineer for at least 5 years within an R&D environment
  • You have a large insight in coatings and corrosion as well as a profound knowledge of coating characterisation techniques
  • Any experience in chemical process engineering is definitely a plus
  • Statistical analysis, datamining, image correlation and modelling expertise are a must
  • You have a high capacity to be flexible and handle a variety of projects
  • You have excellent social skills to work in a team-based environment
  • You are prepared to travel within Europe
  • You are fluent in English (spoken and written); knowledge of Dutch is an asset
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Your position

Being part of the TS&S team (Technical Support & Services), you will be involved in the various aspects of the industrial asset management services OCAS is providing to its customers:

  • Material selection & design optimisation by means of modelling and stress calculations
  • Structural health monitoring of equipment to measure and register load cycles for optimising the inspection frequency and identifying the most critical zones
  • On-site investigations in case of equipment failure, combined with the supervising metallographic characterisations to identify the root cause analysis of failure
  • Recommendations on how to repair and if needed, locally strengthen the weakened components (or replace the component with an improved design and/or material grade)
  • Providing general support and problem solving to our customers

All projects are executed by the project team, consisting of engineers and technicians. You will be in direct contact with our customers from the first inspection, setting up the project scope and negotiating the budget, managing the project, and disseminating the results and way forward recommendations. Instructing our specialised technicians operating a large range of advanced analytical tools to identify the root cause of the failure.


Your profile

  • You own a master’s degree in engineering
  • You have insights into fracture mechanics, materials and material properties, as well as a profound knowledge of industrial equipment
  • Modelling and load calculation expertise is an advantage
  • You have a high capacity to be flexible and handle a variety of projects
  • You have excellent social skills to work in a team-based environment
  • You have a commercial mindset and enjoy direct contact with customers
  • You are fluent in English (spoken and written); knowledge of Dutch is an asset
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Your Position

You will work in a team of about 20 people in the department of metallurgy, where you will be involved in various projects at the same time. All projects are executed with a whole project team, consisting of engineers and technicians at OCAS, as well as representatives of our respective partners and clients.
From metallurgical point of view, you will be working on the understanding of the link between chemistry, processing and microstructure (texture development, precipitation, grain growth, phase transformations etc) and the effect on the final properties. For this, a large variety of laboratory synthesis tools is at your disposal, varying from casting, over rolling down to thermal treatments. For characterisation, you will have the most advanced  characterisation techniques available that exist today, from application side (mechanical, magnetic, corrosion, etc) as well as (electron)microscopy.
You will join projects targeting a final product development as well as more knowledge building type of projects.

Your Profile

  • You own a PhD in metallurgical science and engineering or worked as a materials engineer for at least 5 years within an R&D environment
  • You have a large insight in metal processing – in particular steel processing - as well as a profound knowledge on metal characterisation techniques
  • Modelling expertise is an advantage
  • You have a high capacity to be flexible and handle a variety of projects
  • You have good contacts with major research institutes and companies in the metallurgical segment
  • You have excellent social skills to work in a team-based environment
  • You are prepared to travel on a regular basis within Europe
  • You are fluent in English (spoken and written); knowledge of Dutch is an asset
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Binnen het coating team te OCAS Zelzate werk je nauw samen met andere teams uit de verschillende technische en technologie departementen. Na een opleiding sta je in voor het uitvoeren van diverse taken zoals coatings aanbrengen op staalplaat: ontvetting en voorbehandeling, conversielagen, poederlakken, roll-coaten, uitharden van coatings, thermisch verzinken, elektrogalvanisatie, enz. Als ook het karakteriseren ervan: hechting, flexibiliteit, kleur en glans, corrosieweerstand. Na het uitvoeren van de testen en metingen rapporteer je de resultaten, zowel intern als extern aan klanten en derden.

Je takenpakket omvat

  • Voorbereiding en beheer van proefmonsters voor diverse coating applicaties en karakterisaties
  • Gebruik en optimalisatie van beproevingsapparatuur
  • Rapportering resultaten in beproevingsverslagen in het Nederlands of Engels
  • Omgaan met diverse gevaarlijke, giftige en/of brandbare stoffen
  • Onderhoud, calibratie en algemene exploitatie van diverse apparatuur

Je profiel

  • Je beschikt over een bachelor diploma chemie (of analoog), of hebt aantoonbaar equivalente kennis verkregen in de loop van je loopbaan
  • Je hebt interesse in en voeling met materiaalkarakterisatie
  • Maturiteit, labo-ervaring is een meerwaarde
  • Zorgzaamheid en nauwkeurigheid in het werk is een absolute vereiste
  • Je bent een uitgesproken team player
  • Je beheerst vlot het Nederlands en hebt een goede kennis van het Engels
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Je opdracht

Als R&D Automatisatie Ingenieur maak je deel uit van het “electromechanical engineering” team (EMTEC) van OCAS en ben je verantwoordelijk voor het beheer van diverse engineering projecten in verschillende vakgebieden binnen een R&D omgeving: metallurgie, produktontwikkeling en/of applicatietechnologie van metalen en metaal-gerelateerde coatings. De projecten kunnen zowel de engineering van kleine of middelgrote innovatieve labtoestellen omvatten, als een pilootlijn voor industriële testen.

Je werkt nauw samen met ingenieurs of medewerkers uit andere complementaire disciplines en dit deels in een (project) team, deels autonoom. Een goede samenwerking met je projectmedewerkers en de contacten met de klant en de aannemers staan hierbij centraal.              
Sommige projecten worden uitbesteed aan externe firma’s, andere worden intern opgenomen waarbij je instaat voor het maken van o.a. elektrische schema’s (Eplan), sturing (via LABVIEW of PLC meestal BECKHOFF) en dataverwerking (LABVIEW). Kennis van CAD is een meerwaarde aangezien men steeds vertrekt van een 3D-ontwerp.
Hands-on elektromechanische support aan nieuwe en bestaande toestellen zijn onderdeel van je dagelijks werk.

Je profiel

  • Master in Elektromechanica, Automatisatie of Control Engineering
  • Ervaring in automatisering en/of meet- en regeltechniek is een pluspunt
  • Ervaring met CAD ontwerp
  • Je streeft duurzame en efficiënte oplossingen na
  • Je bent flexibel en vindt uitdagingen in nieuw te ontwikkelen technologieën
  • Je beschikt over goede communicatievaardigheden
  • Je werkt vlot in teamverband
  • Je beheerst vlot het Nederlands en hebt een goede kennis van het Engels
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Functie

Je zet het idee van de klant om in een mechanisch ontwerp via courante software. Sommige van je ontwerpen worden door een klein team van machine ontwikkelaars samen met jou verder uitgewerkt en gebouwd. Je werkt afwisselend in de sites Zwijnaarde en Zelzate.

Profiel

  • Je hebt een technische achtergrond en een degelijke kennis door studie (Bachelor) of ervaring en affiniteit voor machinebouw.
  • Je hebt een goede kennis van mechatronica en de diverse productietechnieken (bv. frezen, lassen, lasertechnologie, plaatbewerking, montage).
  • Je kunt ontwerpen in een 2D en 3D omgeving en hebt een goed technisch inzicht. Courant gebruikte software zijn Inventor, Autocad, … , Fusion. Ook Siemens NX wordt gebruikt maar is geen must.
  • Je kan overweg met de meest courante toepassingen van Microsoft Office.
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