3M Application Engineer Abrasives in Zwijndrecht, Belgium

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Job Description:

3M BeNeLux is looking for an ‘Application Engineer Abrasives (Technical Specialist)

3M is looking for an Application Engineer for Abrasives located in Belgium or Netherlands and responsible for technical support for the Abrasive Systems Division for the Benelux Region.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supporting general industry with focus on metal fabrication and casting & forging segments in the Benelux region.

  • Requires understanding of customer processes & needs for abrasive applications like grinding, finishing, deburring, refining & polishing.

  • Requires working closely with professionals in the industry and influencing them though scientific understanding & providing the right kind of data to prove value for 3M products. It also involves training on product use, developing standard work processes in collaboration with customers & developing new applications.

  • In depth knowledge of 3M abrasive product range & knowledge of the right application process/procedures is needed.

  • New Product Introduction (NPI) support including field testing & training is also a key area of responsibility. Customer compliant resolution recommendations, voice of customer, supporting sales & marketing in technical matters is also expected part of the job.

  • Other responsibilities include working closely with professional bodies /associations/regulatory agencies in the area of abrasives & metal fabrication industry and keeping track of trends & new developments like composites, automation, robotics etc.


The successful candidate has following qualifications:

  • Experience in technical knowledge of abrasives or tools used in the industry for the applications mentioned above is required

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Science or Engineering in welding, mechanics or machining

  • Good communication skills in Dutch, English and French

  • Analytical skills helping to understand customers’ processes and how to configure solutions (problemsolving mindset)

  • Very good presentation skills to train and educate

  • Enthusiasm to drive commercialization of new products.

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3M offers a professional environment with modern tools of communication, a team of enthusiastic and motivated colleagues and training facilities during your career.

3M offers a competitive salary, many advantages and the necessary freedom to carry out your responsibilities in an innovating and creative way.

Are you interested?

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