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Application Engineer Portable Extinguishers

Job description

Our client, headquartered, is a leading European developer and

manufacturer of high-quality and environmentally responsible chemicals for the fire safety

industry, both passive (fire-resistant) and active (fire-extinguishing). This Belgian financially

sound group has operations in Belgium, Germany, France, UK and Israel and employs around

100 people.



Our client is seeking a highly skilled Portable Extinguisher Application Engineer specialized in

portable extinguishers to manage and oversee fire tests for portable extinguishers, both

in-house and externally. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of the

hardware and equipment associated with portable extinguishers and will be responsible

for ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of our fire suppression solutions.




Fire Test Management

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute fire tests for portable extinguishers in-house and at

           external testing facilities.

  • Analyze test results to assess the performance of fire fighting agents and

           extinguisher hardware.


Product Evaluation and Development

  • Collaborate with innovation teams to evaluate new fire fighting agents and

           extinguisher designs.

  • Provide technical insights and recommendations to improve product performance

            and safety.

  • Ensure compliance with relevant standards (e.g., UL, NFPA, EN) and certifications.


Equipment and Hardware Expertise

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the design, function, and maintenance of

            portable fire extinguishers.

  • Oversee the selection and integration of components and materials for

            extinguisher hardware.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to extinguisher operation and



Documentation and Reporting

  • Prepare detailed test reports, including data analysis, findings, and


  • Document all test procedures, methodologies, and results in compliance with

            company and regulatory standards.

  • Present findings to stakeholders, including Innovation and Product Management.


Regulatory Compliance and Safety

  • Ensure all testing activities comply with safety protocols and regulatory


  • Stay updated on industry regulations, standards, and best practices related to fire

           fighting agents and portable extinguishers.

  • Participate in external audits and inspections as required.


Continuous Improvement

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance testing processes, product

            performance, and safety.

  • Stay informed about emerging technologies and advancements in fire suppression

            systems and agents.




Required Experience and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,

           Chemical Engineering, or related field.

  • 3-5 years in fire fighting agents, fire suppression systems, or related fields.
  • Experience managing and conducting fire tests for portable extinguishers.
  • Hands-on experience with portable fire extinguishe equipment.
  • Strong understanding of fire dynamics, suppression mechanisms, and agent


  • Familiarity with industry standards (e.g., UL, NFPA, EN) and regulatory


  • Proficient in data analysis and reporting 
  • Languages

               o Fluent in English (speaking & writing)

               o Fluent in Dutch is a plus


Functional competencies

  • Strong problem-solving, planning and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to analyze test results and recommend improvements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication for reporting and presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for cross-functional collaboration.
  • Manage multiple projects, ensuring timely completion and budget adherence.
  • Develop and follow test protocols with a focus on safety and compliance.



Executive search


Minimum 2 years


Higher Education


Dutch, English





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