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R&D Engineer

  •  1
  •  Bornem
  •  Full-time
  •  Indefinite duration

Passionate about quality and chemistry? Want to play a crucial role in maintaining the highest standards within our production process? Join our enthusiastic and dynamic team? Apply now at Sioen!

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What you do

  • Development of pigment pastes and decorative inks with a focus on optimizing performance and costs.
  • Preparation of test specifications for SAP and implementing cost savings for existing formulations.
  • Customer support (direct/indirect) and resolution of production issues.
  • Development of inks for new market applications.
  • Preparation of technical datasheets.
  • QC support and safety.

Who you are

  • You have a Bachelor's/Master's degree in Chemistry and relevant experience. Knowledge of pigments, water- and solvent-based systems is a plus.
  • You have a strong analytical mind and are multidisciplinary.
  • You are results-oriented and demonstrate a practical, pragmatic approach.
  • You are familiar with Microsoft Office and have initial experience with an ERP package, preferably SAP.
  • You are administratively precise, punctual, and able to work autonomously.
  • You have fluent proficiency in Dutch, French, and English. Knowledge of German is a plus.

What to expect from us

  • A full-time job in a stable, growing, profitable and international family business. 
  • A more than attractive salary package with fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, 13th month, group insurance, possibility of bicycle lease and flexible remuneration, ... 
  • Working in an innovative company that continuously invests in new products, installations and most importantly: people! 
  • A nice, centrally located and easily accessible workplace in Bornem. 
  • Room for your own initiative. 
  • A flexible and contemporary working environment. 
  • The opportunity to learn and grow through internal and external training. 
  • Fun company events. 
  • Last but not least: fantastic “passioenate” colleagues who go for it every day! 

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.