Product Engineer

Who is World of Tents?

As a Product Engineer, you work closely with our Product Developers in the P&D Team of World Of Tents, a group of leading tent brands in various sectors. World Of Tents is the mother brand, bringing together Alpinter, Alpino and Autentic. In the various aspects of your job, you will also be in contact with our Quality, Marketing and Commercial departments.

Alpinter is a developer of Tents and other Core Relief Items for humanitarian organisations and government bodies worldwide. With HQ in Belgium (Ronse) and local offices and warehouses around the globe, Alpinter has been considered one of the leading actors in the humanitarian sector for over 30 years.

Autentic creates premium glamping tents. The brand stands for cutting edge stylish designs, high performance, proudly made for sharing good times whenever or wherever. Autentic is a recent brand (created in 2019) but has the ambition to astonish the world of camping and glamping in the years to come.

Both companies are part of the World of Tents Group, creating and producing tents for a diverse group of tent companies active in scouting, events, glamping and in institutional markets.

To create world class products and a premium product experience, we are looking for a PRODUCT ENGINEER who will work for our three entities, from our HQ in Ronse.

About The Job

How will you spend your day?

  • You proactively seek out and evaluate opportunities to improve the product range, the product itself and the manufacturing process and production environment at production units worldwide.
  • You ensure the practical and economic feasibility of innovative product developments, the improvement of existing products and the provision of support throughout the entire life cycle.
  • You translate market requirements (features and benefits) into technical specifications. To this end, you receive and analyse requirements as well from internal as external customers ( Request for Quotation (RFQ), product manager, customer …).
  • You assess technical feasibility and provide cost estimation regarding the different product categories.
  • In collaboration with the Supply Chain department, you validate on a technical level new and existing suppliers, products, materials, and more tents & outdoor related products (frames, canvas materials, lighting systems, …).
  • You provide your technical expertise to the internal P&D and QHSE department to enable them to develop technical information for and in collaboration with suppliers (for example, technical specification documents for components).
  • You design and conduct test methods to determine how mechanical products function under various conditions.
  • In the future you will also act as technical expert for possible suppliers or manufacturing partners.
  • You provide technical facility support at our headquarters.
  • The Product Engineer is directly reporting to the Product & Development Director.

Background & Skills

  • You obtained a bachelor or master’s degree in electromechanics or mechanics, and you preferably have a first relevant working experience of at least 3-5 years.
  • Experience with programs like SketchUp / VRay / Illustrator /Indesign is an advantage and you know how to read 3D drawings.
  • You are willing to travel abroad on a regular basis.
  • You see opportunities for improvements and have a hands-on mentality.
  • You are willing to learn and to work independently. You have a structured way of thinking, working and communicating with your team members as well as external parties.
  • Good knowledge (oral and written) of English + Dutch and/or French

Our Offer

We give you the opportunity to work in an international environment and in an extremely versatile job with travel. You will have diverse work experiences, both for a market leader in humanitarian tents and for a start-up company launching into the commercial outdoor market. You get freedom, opportunities for growth and challenges within the entire group.

Interested?

Please send your CV to chloe@worldoftents.group

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