Contec is an engineering consultancy company of Belgian origin, specialised in the automation of industrial production processes. Our activities include programming work (PLC, SCADA, MES/IT), Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering, electrical power studies and process safety.

Contec operates within a wide variety of sectors, including the (petro) chemicals, pharmaceuticals and the food sector. In addition, Contec’s activities are not limited to Belgium. With a large number of successful international projects under our belt we are at home working in different countries across the world.

(Junior) Automation Engineer Hasselt

Contec is a medium-sized SME with an HQ located in the port of Antwerp and branch offices in Hasselt, Kortrijk, Romania, Poland, France and UK. Within the field of industrial automation we profile ourselves by delivering turnkey projects. Our activities include Electrical & Instrumentation, Manufacturing Control (PLC / SCADA) & Manufacturing Operations Management.

Our greatest assets?

  • We realize automation projects from A to Z, in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Our international character and the fact that we are active in a wide range of sectors;
  • We strongly believe in ownership for your own projects and give our people the opportunity to develop themselves;
  • We are a strong growing company, so our people are growing too. They are in the end they are our greatest asset!


Up for a challenge?

Being an automation engineer you’re responsible for the PLC programming, visualization, in – between communication and configuration and start up of a wide range of projects.

Project management from A to Z, what will your role be?

  • It all begins with a functional analysis, find out what the customers want and how we can provide it.
  • Next step is to create PLC programs and visualization by using our Contec Software Standard
  • See the magic happen! Once you’re in start–up phase you can finally see the machines moving and experience your program in a real-life situation.
  • Knowledge sharing; we’re big believers in knowledge sharing and data exchange to boost project continuity

This all happens in close communication with your project coordinator.


Is it you we’re looking for?

  • You minimal have a HNC in Electrics or Electronics or equivalent experience and already have practical programming experience within industrial environments
  • You have an analytical mind and you’re creative in finding solutions
  • You’re a team player and take care of your internal and external communication
  • You take client – orientation to the next level
  • You’re able to structure your work independently and meet deadlines, even in stressful situations
  • You’re able to travel from time to time (f.e. start – up phase)


Our offer

  • An open and transparent corporate culture
  • A lot of variety through project-based work
  • A flat organizational structure, making the communication line to management very short
  • A great deal of flexibility, partly due to the gliding working hours and many possibilities regarding the leave arrangement
  • A high level of involvement (there is the possibility to participate in the company through shares)
  • A dynamic and constantly innovative working environment
  • The ability to develop your technical knowledge on a continuous basis both in depth and in width
    • A lot of variety through project-based work
    • The possibility to work in an international framework


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