Equipment Engineer

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We are offering positions as ‘Equipment Engineer’ at our polymer plants in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp Polymers Plant, APP) and Meerhout (Meerhout Polymers Plant, MPP), which are both chemical sites that produce a variety of (specialty) polyethylene copolymer grades.

The production process builds on proprietary ExxonMobil Technology, in which ethylene gas is compressed to >2000bar before reaction occurs into a reactor. The hot polymer is subsequently being cut into pellets (and packaged) before transportation to the customers.

Due to the wide variety of equipment, the technical difficulties of working at high gas pressures and the production of specialty grades, this manufacturing site creates a challenging environment for engineers to learn and to develop themselves. As an equipment engineer you are the “technical” owner of an equipment discipline. Since APP and MPP are medium size organizations, you will have a large area of responsibility for a significant fleet of equipment as an equipment engineer.

You are responsible to solve problems in close collaboration with other engineers, operations and maintenance colleagues to ensure safe, environmentally responsible, reliable and cost effective operation of the equipment. You will be responsible to drive improvements that may lead to new capital projects.


Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering






Zwijndrecht - Meerhout


You will be part of a highly competent, diverse, young and international team in which all different disciplines such as machinery, fixed equipment, inspection, electrical, analyzers and instrumentation are combined. In addition, you will participate in a network that combines engineers of the same discipline at ExxonMobil sites across the region.

The philosophy at ExxonMobil is to hire people for a career and several career paths exist (e.g. technical specialist / managerial / business). This equipment engineer role is a typical starting position and our job rotation system enables people to grow and develop through different roles in view of company need and personal career interest.

We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive pay, team mates who support and inspire you, the flexibility to explore multiple challenges and roles. Your development never stops. A variety of job roles and access to cutting-edge training let you expand your potential throughout an entire career. At ExxonMobil we have your back. We want you to enjoy a career with us. That’s why we provide the safest workplace we can, so you can work with focus and peace of mind.

Gezocht Profiel

Your profile:

  • Preferred education: 5 year university education MSc Engineering.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Well organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Proactive, with an ability to anticipate, identify and resolve potential issues
  • Effective leadership skills, including influencing with no direct formal authority
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with people from various backgrounds in developing innovative solutions