Mechatronics Project Engineer – Advanced Refractories

Vesuvius is a global leader in metal flow engineering, providing a full range of engineering services and solutions to its customers worldwide, principally serving the steel and foundry industries.

As a fast growing company, we are looking for new talents.

You are bored with your professional routine? Not enough possibility of expressing your creativity? Desiring to travel on all the continents? Wishing to develop your career?
If the answer is YES all these questions; you are ready to take the challenge!

Apply from now on and join a dynamic company, in a sector in full development and which will allow you to develop your skills in a highly technological environment.

Vesuvius is waiting for you!

Role purpose

The role is created to develop the Mechatronics and Automation activities for the global Centre of Excellence in the Advanced Refractories BU. The Mechatronics Project Engineer’s specific responsibility is to support the Product Directors, the Advanced Technologies Project Managers and the R&D Engineers in their activities with ensuring new product launch, optimized supply chain and commissioning of mechatronics and automation applications at customer site.

The role will cover robotic processes portfolio across all regions (NAFTA, EMEA, ASIA…) and the capability development to manufacture and to supply those robotic solutions according to local technical and quality requirements based on customer practices and needs.

The main tasks of the Mechatronics Project Engineer will include the conceptualization, the technical specification, the vendors selection, the shop tests, the factory acceptance tests and the commissioning of all mechatronics and automation solutions for new product applications supporting business growth on a global basis.

This position will target to represent the R&D activities in Mechatronics and Automation fields for the Advanced Refractories BU with participating in the global R&D initiatives from the management teams and from the Advanced Technologies teams.

Main accountabilities

  • R&D activities to conceptualize and to develop new robotic solutions according to Vesuvius vision: fully automatic applications with no man operation (only supervision)
  • Engineering activities to design, specify and manufacture new robotic solutions
  • R&D project management
  • Vendors assessment for dedicated robotic solution or product development
  • Coordination and follow-up of subcontracted engineering and manufacturing works
  • Coordinate meetings with vendors and other resources like purchasing, shipping…
  • Selection of key components and key vendors
  • Shop tests and factory acceptance tests
  • Commissioning services for local teams and customers across all regions (30% travel)
  • Technical assistance services for local teams and customers across all regions

Key Result Areas

  • Delivery and commissioning of robotic solutions in due time and with entire customer satisfaction
  • Development of standard documents database (i.e. technical & purchasing specifications, check lists, functional descriptions, PID’s …) for each robotic solution
  • Development of skills and technical expertise on robotic applications for Advanced Refractories BU
  • Supply chain consolidation of robotic applications across all regions (NAFTA, EMEA, ASIA…)
  • Build long term relationship with key subcontractors to supply robotic applications
  • Cooperate with other mechatronics, automation and R&D engineers to develop new robotic solutions and application technologies


Master’s degree in Electro-Mechanical / Mechatronics / Automation / Process Engineering

Experience (number of years, seniority level, nature)

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience with engineering project in Mechanics, Automation or Mechatronics for Industry such as Steelmaking, Glassmaking, Foundry, Automotive, Mining…
  • 5 years’ practical experience in customer’s site activities such as technical servicing or commissioning
  • 5 years’ experience in Multicultural environment
  • Management experience in engineering projects or product development

Expertise areas

  • Electro-mechanical engineering
  • Robotics application engineering
  • Process control and automation engineering
  • Process integration and mechatronics systems
  • 3D CAD design, dimensioning and modelling
  • Common EC standards and requirements


  • Relevant experience in PLC programming (Siemens, Allen-Bradley…) and SCADA applications (Wonderware, WinCC…)
  • Relevant experience in process design (flowsheet, PID’s…), process dimensioning (mass & energy balances, chemical reactions…), process simulation (WinMOD, EES, CFD, FEA…) and system tests (FAT, point-to-point, individual tests…)
  • Experience in vision systems and oriented objects programming is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of high temperature (melted iron or glass) process technology is an asset
  • Strong proficiency of troubleshooting even with limited or incomplete information
  • Wide experience in very diverse skills (hydraulic, pneumatic, motors, valves…) gained from practical problem-solving experiences performed on operating site
  • Knowledge of system integration processes and supply chain management is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of global organization, markets and products
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work in team and to build strong and balanced relationships within hard and stressful working environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of customer practices and needs
  • Ability to negotiate with vendors on multiple aspects such as price, delivery time, claims, payment conditions…
  • Ability to work across multiple international sites and in a cross-cultural environment


Opened to extensive international traveling (rate 20%)

What do we have to offer you?

  • An attractive remuneration package
  • Strong training and supervision.
  • Join a dynamic team, enthusiastic and with a good team atmosphere
  • Exposure to international working environment


Do you think you are cut out for this function?

Then it’s time to apply! It may take a few weeks to follow up on your application, but you will receive a response. For any questions, don’t hesitate to send an email to:

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