Hardware Assistant

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for a motivated Hardware Assistant EnergyVille (Genk).

The job

In order to realize its ambitions in the field of Intelligent Energy related research, imec is currently investing in a new laboratory infrastructure “EnergyVille 2”, located on the Thor site in Genk, which will become operational in January 2018. 2000 m2 of new laboratory space will be equipped with state-of-the-art production and analysis tools for multi-disciplinary research in the fields of Renewable Energy Generation and Storage.

We are currently looking for a new colleague enthusiastic to be a first-minute member of the support team that will ensure an optimized performance of this novel infrastructure.

As hardware assistant, you will be responsible for the installation and structural maintenance of the tools under your responsibility:

  • You execute preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs.
  • You coordinate maintenance and repair activities of tool suppliers and other external parties.
  • You offer technical support in optimizing the performance of assigned tools.
  • You determine and document suitable maintenance procedures on assigned tools.

You will be member of a dedicated and flexible support & operations team, creating the right conditions for high-level research activities on the frontier of our future Intelligent Energy systems.


You have a Technical Bachelor degree, or similar by experience. Preferentially, you have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar function in a semiconductor or energy R&D environment. You are able to prioritize assignments and multi-task in a quickly evolving environment. You are a team player, and are willing to work in a flexible daytime working hours’ regime offering 12h/day support coverage together with your colleagues. You are fluent in Dutch and as a minimum have a basic spoken/written knowledge of English.


We offer a challenging position for two years in an advanced high-tech environment and in an international, interdisciplinary team. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through imec.academy, our corporate university, we offer various training possibilities. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary.

Apply online at www.imec.be/jobs.