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Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  2164

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Work regime:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


Join the World Leader in Proton Therapy Technology

At IBA Industrial, we're at the forefront of electron and proton accelerator technology for industrial applications. Our groundbreaking E-beam, X-ray, and proton solutions are transforming industries worldwide.

From sterilizing medical devices to enhancing materials' properties, our innovations have a global impact.

With over 250 IBA Industrial accelerators in operation worldwide, we provide comprehensive irradiation solutions, from planning to integration and ongoing support.

Challenges we trust you with

As an Automation Engineer at IBA, you'll play a crucial role in our automation projects.

You'll collaborate with our talented team of architects to analyze projects, define hardware and software specifications, and develop cutting-edge control systems.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing, programming, testing, and commissioning safety-related control systems.
  • Ensuring project documentation aligns with internal QMS procedures and guidelines.
  • Providing high-level technical support post-system start-up.

What we value

To excel in this role, we're looking for candidates who bring:

  • An engineering degree in Automation or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a specialization in automation/control systems
  • A first similar experience (ideally 1-2 years)
  • The ability to thrive in project teams under a structured Quality Management System
  • Strong analytical skills for efficient technical problem-solving
  • Proficiency in creating high-quality technical documentation
  • A results-oriented mindset, with a focus on meeting customer needs in mission-critical applications
  • Fluency in French and a good command of English
  • Willingness to travel internationally for short missions (approximately 20-30% of your time for short trips)

You ideally have a (not a must):

  • PLC programming expertise, specifically Siemens S7 400 and S7-1500
  • Experience in programming Safety PLC (Siemens S7-1500 safety)
  • Proficiency in Supervision programming (Wonderware Intouch)
  • Familiarity with industrial communications protocols like PROFIBUS, PROFINET, S7-comms, and PROFISAFE
  • Knowledge with kepware is an asset
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

Cherry on the cake

IBA offers :

  • Attractive salary package commensurate with your experience (with a company car).
  • Flexible home office policy (2-3 days of homeworking/week depending on your projects).
  • Abundant opportunities for career growth.
  • A supportive team that values individual development.
  • Work in an environment with cutting-edge technologies and exciting challenges.
  • Contribute to a BCorp Certified company.
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance.


If you're ready to make an impact, we invite you to apply and shape the future of industrial applications.


If you apply, you join a two-stage procedure: 

  • 1 HR interview 
  • 1 technical interview with the position manager and a team member


Industrial Solutions - Sustainable ionization solutions for medical device sterilization

IBA Industrial is the world leader in electron-based irradiation solutions for industrial applications. E-beam and X-Ray irradiation can be used in a wide range of applications, such as food irradiation or polymer cross-linking.

IBA Industrial is focused on the market of medical device sterilization. The market is at a very favorable turning point, mainly due to the increased scrutiny and scarcity of the two dominant technologies: Gamma and ethylene oxide.

Industrial Solutions’ Achievements

- IBA is the only supplier of high-power E-beam and X-Ray accelerators

- IBA supplies most of the installed power on the electron beam sterilization market

- Compared to other chemical technologies, the electricity powered accelerator is the most environmentally friendly option

IBA Industrial Solutions website.

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