BENEO is part of the German Südzucker Group, the largest sugar producer in Europe. BENEO, specialized in the development and production of high-quality nutritional ingredients from natural sources, consists of three business units: BENEO Functional Fibers, BENEO Functional Carbohydrates and BENEO Rice Ingredients which are currently represented in over 75 countries over the world. You can find BENEO ingredients in all kinds of food applications: from beverages to baby food, from dairy to bakery, from confectionary to cereals and from soup to sauces and in animal nutrition. BENEO follows the latest trends and developments in food and actively contributes to healthier nutrition.  For the production plant in Wijgmaal (Leuven), BENEO is looking for a:

Key Responsibilities

  • Optimize the overall process efficiency and maintenance costs by implementing technical and process improvements
  • Lead multidisciplinary maintenance improvement discussions to increase equipment and systems reliability and reduce maintenance costs
  • Propose needed spare parts in technical warehouse to guarantee a reliable production output
  • Analyze equipment performance and its overall maintenance costs especially in terms of long term-and/or costly breakdowns and its technical reliability issues to propose the necessary investments to minimize maintenance costs and avoid operational downtime
  • Participate in improvements and extension projects related to production and maintenance
  • Ensure compliance with good practices (quality, operational, technical, and safe), legal and internal regulations, to guarantee that maintenance operates under optimal conditions
  • Report to the maintenance manager

Key Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil or industrial engineering in Electro-mechanics, mechanics, …
  • Good technical knowledge: mechanics, hydraulics, electrics
  • Experience in a similar role
  • A good team player
  • You speak Dutch and English


  • An exciting staff position in a financially stable and innovative growing company with high tech machinery and a low staff turnover
  • An open work environment with lots of space for your own initiative and creativity
  • A competitive salary package including a company car


  • Call Ralf Gutschoven on +32 (0)478 43 61 68 for more info or an application. On weekdays till 20h00 and on saturday between 10h00 and 12h00.