Imec school 2023
Choose for a technical career at imec. No technical degree? No worries, everyone who has a technical itch, can apply.
SectorElectronics & Engineering
It’s time to scratch that technical itch
Can you imagine that you’re the one who ensures that a high-tech environment runs smoothly? That you’re the first person they call when there’s a problem with a million-euro machine? A machine that makes the very first prototype of an electronic chip that will be in everyone’s future smartphone, self-driving car or brain implant?
If that sounds like a dream come true, we have amazing news for you. Imec is a looking for first-line support assistants & process assistants. And one of them could be you.
“But I don’t have a technical degree. I don’t even have any technical experience!”
That’s fine. Your technical itch is all we need. We’ll teach you how to scratch it, in a dual learning program:
- In the classroom, we’ll give you a basic education in chemistry, electricity, electronics, mechanics and processing techniques.
- In our cleanrooms, you’ll be getting your on-the-job training from day one.
The program takes six to eight months. And you’ll have a permanent contract from the very first day.
Ready to give in to your technical craving?
What you will do
Your responsibility? To support operational, technical, process and hardware issues with the processes and machines in our cleanrooms. Those are not just any machines by the way, they’re the best in the world. And you’re the one who keeps them up and running.
That means you and your colleagues enable our researchers to make prototypes of the technologies that will improve the lives of millions. As a team, you monitor the quality of the production steps and make sure that the targets for safety, quality, speed and volume are met.
Here’s a detailed list of your future duties:
- You’re the first point of contact for the troubleshooting, maintenance and follow-up of the processes.
- You search and find solutions for hardware problems or process-related issues. Or you perform the first troubleshooting. Together with our engineers, you analyze how to avoid these problems and try to find a sustainable solution.
- You develop and optimize our OCAP (Out of Control Action Plan) and the ‘first-aid’ procedures for hardware or processes when necessary.
- You capture recurring problems and find structural solutions. Or you escalate complex problems with clear problem descriptions to the engineers
- You come up with ideas to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of the devices you operate.
- You organize trainings for your fellow operators and test their qualifications
What we do for you
We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. In everything we do, your future colleagues are guided by the imec values of passion, excellence, connectedness, and integrity. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process, not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits.
Who are we looking for?
How do you know you have the technical itch we’re looking for? Here are some common symptoms:
- You disassemble your washing machine, purely for the fun of putting it together again.
- You’d rather spend your holiday in the machine room than on the deck of a cruise ship.
- Your daughter never got a chance to play with the robot kit you bought ‘for her’.
If this sounds even remotely familiar, we’re looking forward to your application.
We don’t ask for a technical degree or formal technical experience.
What we do ask? A good knowledge of English and your willingness to work in shifts.
How can we help?
The Leuven MindGate team is at your disposal for any questions about the Leuven Innovation Region. Do you want to invest, work or study in the region? We can help you find your way.
We also facilitate collaboration and innovation between companies, knowledge institutes and government within the Leuven Innovation Region, and we are happy to guide any of these stakeholders towards innovation.