Process Research Technician

Exxon Mobil

Who are we?



We are more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do.




To support the growth of our European Technology Center (ETC) in Brussels, we are looking for a Process Research Technician. In ETC we strive to develop and maintain state-of-the-art capabilities to advance research in support for businesses throughout ExxonMobil. Research topics span from the discovery of novel catalytic material for new or more efficient production processes, to the development of next generation packaging solutions maximizing recyclability, via implementation of latest analytical techniques.


What will you do?

The work of the Process Research Technician will focus on operating (semi) industrial processing units like film forming lines and film conversion processes for research and development purposes, to support the Customer and Application development teams of different polymer related business units.



  • Safely operate different (semi) industrial processing units like film blowing lines, extruders and film conversion equipment. This includes: line start-up, running product to specification, taking samples, data logging, adjusting line parameters, removing rolls from winders, performing housekeeping duties and line shutdown
  •  Work independently and plan and organize incoming requests efficiently; this includes prompt communication with requestors on job status
  • The scope of the performed experiments are set by the Technology organization based on manufacturing and R&D program’s needs. Technology engineers provide background and instructions upfront as well as technical support on a regular basis.
  • High quality awareness and honest reporting is a must
  • Understand the importance of details, have good observation skills and flawlessly execute the process in order to meet quality requirements
  • Use your mechanical knowledge to identify and solve small mechanical issues
  • Occasionally perform or assist in machine set-up, repair or maintenance
  • After gaining experience, take ownership of the related processing area and propose improvement ideas to increase safety and efficiency in the area and on the equipment
  • Interact with different groups and levels in the organization


For this role we are looking for candidates with



a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Production Technology, Chemical/Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.



  • Strong focus on safety
  • Working accurate, good observation and reporting / communication skills
  • Understanding the importance and ensuring implementation of procedures
  • Experience on extrusion processes or similar is a plus
  • Technical / mechanical insight and knowledge is an advantage
  • Team player (being flexible and helping team members when needed)
  • Taking initiative and being pro-active
  • Passion for learning and willing to support other processing units and teams
  • A reasonable standard of English is required (company documentation is mainly written in English and it is the lingua franca of the company). Additional language knowledge is a plus.




This awaits you
A wide range of benefits including competitive pay, teammates who support and inspire you, the flexibility to explore multiple challenges and roles in an international setting. Your development never stops. 



Interested to join us? Then apply now!


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