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Automation Engineer

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  •  Ardooie
  •  Full-time, Day
  •  Indefinite duration

You have an extensive knowledge of AVEVA System Platform, Historian and OMI? A real problem solver? You are eager to apply your expertise within automation in our innovative, strong family business? Apply now at Sioen!

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What you do

The automation engineer focuses on Sioen’s strategic choice towards digitalisation in the industrial processes by means of the following preferred technologies, software and tools: AVEVA (formerly Wonderware) System Platform, AVEVA Historian & AVEVA OMI, Kepware’s KepserverEX and Siemens’ Step7/TIA Portal.

As part of the existing central OT-team, you develop and maintain the digital model and modular solutions to answer a diversity of business questions coming from plants worldwide with focus on nearby plants.

You focus on beforementioned preferred products, whilst feeling confident to perform in a wider scope, ranging from gathering the data through datalogging- and integration-projects over assisting in interfacing with other systems like MES and ending with helping to provide insights and reporting to the business users.

Execute and follow-up datalogging/Historian/SCADA projects for local and remote plants with AVEVA- and accompanying applications:

  • Conceptualize new installations according to the group standards
  • Build and improve solutions and group standards
  • Calculate/estimate costs and effort in order to inform business
  • Install and configure
  • Support day-to-day operation
  • Maintain contacts with integrators
  • Manage and perform updates
  • Monitor performance
  • Strive for overall standardization and use of industry standard solutions
  • Advise in and assist with interfacing projects with other business applications

Who you are

  • You have a higher education (preferably Industrial Engineer) or equivalent by AVEVA-certification and project experience. 
  • You have an extensive knowledge of AVEVA System Platform, Historian and OMI. 
  • You have a basic knowledge of Kepware’s KEPServerEX and Microsoft SQL. 
  • You have knowledge of Siemens-PLC’s (Step 7, TIA Portal, industrial networking). 
  • You have a basic knowledge of Eplan, LAN-networking, industrial cyber security is an asset. 
  • You have a fluent knowledge of Dutch, English and French (knowledge German or Italian is an asset).
  • You are a problem solver, analytical, pragmatic and you have a hands-on approach. 

What to expect from us

  • A congestion free workplace in Ardooie.  
  • A job in a stable, growing, profitable, and international family business. 
  • A more than attractive salary package with fringe benefits such as a car including a fuel card, meal vouchers, 13th month, group insurance, the possibility of a hospitalisation insurance, the possibility of bicycle lease and flexible remuneration, ...  
  • Working in an innovative company that continuously invests in new products, installations, and most importantly: people!  
  • A flexible timetable with respect to a good work-life balance!   
  • Freely scheduled leave. 
  • Partly teleworking possible. 
  • Room for taking initiative. 
  • The opportunity to learn and grow through internal and external training sessions. 
  • Contemporary working environment and offices.  
  • Fun company events. 
  • Last but not least: fantastic passioenate colleagues who go for it daily! 

The Passioen of

Jan Jan


A passionate family business
Dieter Dieter


Having fun at work every day
As a foreman in the weaving mill, Dieter is fully committed to his team every day. He motivates his team with a good briefing, solid training, and of course... a passioenate portion of fun! The freedom to manage his team that way improves the company and his role!
Guido Guido


Every day is different
For Guido, especially the many, daily variations in his job, as technical supervisor, is the reason why he likes to work at Sioen. "No shortage of fun challenges here! That way, we stay motivated and together we write the ambitious Sioen story."
Désirée Désirée


Fun moments with colleagues
Bettina Bettina


International and yet close
What does Passioen mean to Bettina? Being proud of more than 20 years' work in an international and ambitious company. "And the fact that Sioen is so close to my home is another big advantage. Now that's a dream job!
Tony Tony


Fun at all times
What is Passioen to Tony? No need to think about it long. "Working at Sioen is very nice: the atmosphere is always good and everyone is always ready to help each other. On top of that, I learn something new every day with such an innovative machine park. It gives me a sense of independence, which motivates me!"
Nick Nick


Hands-on with a lot of variety and interaction
"I work with both production and the office, this interaction is great! Even in a big company like Sioen, Nick and his colleagues are close enough to communicate smoothly. Sioen and Nick, that's a perfect match!
Debora Debora


I love the dynamics between the different departments
If we ask Debora what Passioen is to her, the answer is clear: Professionalism, innovation, and teamwork. "Everyone helps each other at Sioen!" This collaboration not only makes it fun to work at Sioen, but it also makes our company stronger!

Application procedure


You are applying? Well, that’s great! First, your application is confirmed and then we start working on your CV.


If the evaluation of your CV was positive, you will immediately receive an invitation for a first meeting with the HR Officer, Talent Manager or Chief HR.

First interview

In the first interview, our HR staff and/or a direct line manager determine how well you fit in at Sioen. For some positions, we do some additional tests.

Second interview

For certain positions a second interview is necessary. This interview is one with your immediate superiors, colleagues and/or CEO.

Contract proposal

Time to dot the i's and cross the t's! Our Chief HR makes you a contract proposal and together you discuss the conditions it contains.

Welcome at Sioen!

Congratulations! Now, you are one of our Sioen talents! On your first day, we will welcome you and get you ready for your first working day. Your colleagues will mentor you for the first six months.