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Automation engineer

Requisition ID:  1212

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


IBA Industrial is the world leader in electron and proton accelerators for industrial applications. 
IBA's unique E-beam, X-ray and proton solutions are used across the world in many different applications such as medical devices sterilization, food pasteurization, wire and cable crosslinking, property enhancement for various materials, safety and detection, crystal modification, etc. 
With over 250 IBA Industrial accelerators active across the world, we supply complete irradiation solutions from site planning and optimization, engineering and integration of all operational systems to assistance in operation. 

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Challenges we trust you with

  • Together with the architects of the team you will contribute to the analysis of automation projects and the definition of hardware and software specifications.
  • You will be in charge of developing software by analyzing, programming, testing and putting into service safety related control systems, while ensuring that project documentation is in line with the internal QMS procedures and guidelines.
  • After the start-up of the systems, you will be responsible to provide high level technical support.

What we value

  • Engineering degree in Automation or Electrical/electronic engineering with specialization in automation/control systems
  • Ideally 4-5 years of experience or more are desirable
  • Fluent in French, good level of English

You also are :

  • Able to work in projects with several people involved, under a structured Quality Management System that is audited regularly by several authorities.
  • Analytical mind able to provide efficient technical problem solving, while keeping the project schedule.
  • Able to create high quality technical documentation.
  • Good communication skills, team spirit and able to perform under heavy workload.
  • Result focused, able to understand and satisfy customer needs, in mission critical applications.
  • Willing to travel internationally for short missions (approx. 20% of your time)

Technical skills :

  • PLC programming (Siemens S7 400, S7-1500) is a must.
  • Experience in programming of Safety PLC (Siemens S7-1500 safety).
  • Supervision programming (Wonderware Intouch).
  • Industrial communications based on PROFIBUS, PROFINET, S7-comms and PROFISAFE.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite

Cherry on the cake

IBA offers:

  • Attractive salary package that corresponds to your experience level (including a company car)
  • Flexible home office policy
  • Many possibilities of evolution 
  • A team that listens and leaves room for everyone’s development
  • Environment with cutting-edge technologies and challenging problems
  • Work at a Bcorp Certified company
  • Good work/life balance

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.


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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