R&D Engineer


Job description

For one of our clients in Wilrijk, we are looking for an R&D Engineer.

The screw compressor element is the heart of the compressor converting mechanical energy to compressed air. The Airtec product development department is looking for a Technology Engineer with an expertise in the Fluid dynamics to join our mission to develop and improve various types of compressor elements and vacuum pumps. Product development, testing and manufacturing are mainly done on site in Wilrijk.

You will be a member of the oil injected screw product development team in the product development department and join their mission to develop and improve the Oil Injected Screw (OIS) compressor elements and provide expertise and support to integrate the OIS designs in a complete compressor unit. This team consists of several project leaders, designers, and technology and calculation engineers dedicated to the development on state of the art compressor elements.


  • After your initial training, you will have the opportunity to take ownership and responsibility in your field of expertise.
  • You will translate the functional product specification into design parameters for the OIS, making use of our leading-edge expertise, by setting up required test programs to identify further improvements. Together with a test team you define the test plan, analyze test results, make recommendations for further improvement and qualify if the product is meeting the specifications.
  • You will build up expertise on parameters influencing OIS performance, as a member of the OIS competence team, by relying on test results and calculations. You’ll advise to optimal design and use of the oil injected screw.
  • You remain up to date with the latest developments with respect to modeling, measuring and simulating the performance of the product. You identify opportunities to improve and/or expand our current calculation models and tools.
  • You have a Master of Engineering Science or Master of Science or are equivalent by experience; having acquired a Ph.D. in this domain is an advantage
  • Experience in oil injected screw compressors or compressors in general is not required
  • You have a technical background, preferably in engineering, supported by strong analytical skills
  • You communicate fluently in English
  • You are a dynamic person who contributes in improving our clients' products with your problem solving mindset and creativity
  • Your work is meticulous and you have a critical attitude
  • You are passionate about technical challenges; in addition, you are able to translate your expertise to information, guidelines and practical tools for your colleagues
  • You communicate fluently and adopt a proactive, open and positive style
  • You have the ability to work harmoniously in an international team and you like to take your responsibility within a team
Organisation and department description

Select Projects is part of the Select group, a collection of HR companies that put people first because Quality is Performance by Genuine People. Select Projects provides technical support to clients on a project basis. Our 220 employees in Belgium and the Netherlands support companies with their projects in various domains: Life Sciences, (petro) chemical, Construction and Rail. From our offices in Antwerp and Rotterdam we optimally support our experienced specialists so that they can deliver high quality to our customers at all times.


Our client is market leader in compressed air technology and develop and produce a wide range of industrial compressors and related products. Driven by innovation, we strive to provide the best compressed air systems to our customers around the world and provide solutions to respond to their complex technical issues.

Besides engineering and manufacturing, logistics, purchase, finance and aftermarket are as important. As an employee, you become part of an international working environment with a variety of contacts and numerous career opportunities.

Any questions?
Katoo Van Lierde Technical Projectsourcing Select Projects +32 3 203 50 73
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