Quality Engineer

SoundTalks is a Belgian technology-driven spin-off company that originated from the KU Leuven (BE) and the University of Milan (IT) in 2011. SoundTalks is committed to improving the health and welfare of livestock animals and the efficiency in the livestock production chain by delivering innovative automated monitoring solutions to the global market. The ultimate goal for SoundTalks is to give every animal a life worth living, and the company believes sound-based monitoring tools are perfect to help achieving that goal.

The service of sound-based respiratory health monitoring has been launched commercially for fattening pig barns. Sound is recorded 24h/7d in the barn, intelligent sound analysis algorithms automatically count the number of coughs continuously from these recordings, and early alerts are raised to the farmer and/or veterinarian in case potential respiratory diseases develop in the pig barn. SoundTalks solutions are cloud-based, which allows intelligent, personalized warning systems, the aggregation of data and excellent customer service. Besides fattening pigs, SoundTalks is also developing products for other markets, with the first extension towards piglets and poultry.

Quality Engineer (m/f)

SoundTalks is looking for a Quality Engineer to join our team in Leuven, Belgium. If you are interested in making a difference in a young and innovative company, check out this opportunity and join us for our next adventures!

Your role

We are shipping our product worldwide and as our Quality Engineer you will bring the quality of our products to the highest level possible. In a first phase, you will need to get a full understanding of our current production line and document this. In a next phase, you will need to set up a plan for improving the quality by integrating tests, procedures, documentation, … and subsequently execute this plan. It is your responsibility to oversee that in production the procedures are followed in order to assure the highest quality.
During the life cycle management of our products, changes will be introduced to the production line. You need to stay on top of this and ensure that every change is documented and implemented in a traceable way and quality is guaranteed at all times.
You will be reporting to the head of operations.

Your responsibilities

  • Set up of procedures to raise quality in current production line
  • Supervise activities in production to assure the quality according to the procedures
  • Maintain and improve documentation
  • Get ISO 9001 certification within 2 years
  • Assist production with new production scale up.
  • Support complaint investigations and prepare in writing root cause analysis and corrective action reports.

Your requirements

  • 5 year relevant working experience
  • Master degree in engineering
  • You are highly motivated to take up challenges
  • Familiar with ISO 9001
  • Driven to deliver high quality products
  • Interested in technology in livestock applications
  • Knowledge on Odoo is considered a plus

Your skills

  • You own your projects and aim to deliver highest quality work
  • You can work independently and have a can-do attitude
  • You have a punctual working attitude
  • Highly motivated to work in a dynamic young company
  • Combination of practical and analytical skills
  • Customer minded
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Fluent in English

Why SoundTalks?

Working for SoundTalks means you are part of a growing and international expanding company. Revenues have accelerated over the last couple of years and we face exciting times as our growth continues. When you join our team, you can experience the joy of innovative product development in an exciting environment where your own contributions will be valued and have a significant impact on the end product.


  • Competitive salary
  • Be part of a high-performance team, your contribution really matters.
  • Opportunities to grow along with our young company
  • Work in a unique, international atmosphere with motivated and result-driven co-workers
  • Enjoy the successes of new product releases, where you can make the difference.

Solicitation procedure

Interested candidates can contact Wim Buyens and send their motivation letter and CV.
Wim Buyens
SoundTalks NV Interleuvenlaan 15 C 3001 Leuven Belgium
E-mail: wim.buyens@soundtalks.com