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Energy Process Operator

Energy Process Operator

Belgium Oudegem Production

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VPK Group produces cardboard packaging and paper based on recycled fibers. This sustainable packaging is developed tailored to the customer. In this way we strive for optimal logistics for our customers. Our corporate culture is characterized by a unique set of 4 strong values: Ownership, Trust, Care & Beyond. They determine our moral compass and shape our daily activities.

VPK Group is a Belgian, growing group with more than 70 branches in more than 20 countries worldwide. The head office is in Aalst. Internationally, the group has about 6400 employees.

VPK Paper is a separate business unit within VPK Group. This business unit manufactures some 530,000 tons of paper for packaging purposes each year from 100% recycled paper and cardboard and has 3 paper machines in Oudegem (Dendermonde).


As an Energy Process Operator, you will be responsible for the management and control of our energy department. VPK Paper generates about 25MW of its own electricity by means of 3 CHP's. Besides electricity we also generate 180ton/hour of steam which is needed for the paper process.

As an energy operator you are responsible for this process. You will work in a 5-shift system. You work in a team of 2, so you complement each other in terms of screen work and field checks.

Over 5 weeks, you will be 3 weekends at work and 2 weekends at home. You will be doing a total of 7 early days, 7 late nights and 7 nights on 35 days. With a fixed planning. This makes our shift system easy to combine work/life.


  • You are very interested in technology.
  • You are precise, a go-getter and you like working in shifts.
  • Ideally, you have an A2 diploma, but people with spirit and common sense will also be considered.


VPK Paper offers you a job with independence, exciting and varied responsibilities in a rapidly growing multinational. You will be working in a company on a human scale where the employee, safety and a positive group atmosphere are central. You can count on thorough training and an attractive salary package.


Why work at VPK?

Contact Stijn Dammekens

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