World leader in determining biodegradability and compostability

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Assistant Lab Composting

Normec OWS is a world leading company in the construction and operation of anaerobic digestion plants, in the biodegradability and compostability testing of different types of materials, and in waste management consultancy. For over 30 years the company is working on a sustainable future and is always in search of people who would like to cooperate in the development / sales / expansion of environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions.

Normec OWS is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility and is a stable and growing Flemish company at the top of the international sector regarding biogas and biodegradation testing.

Due to structural increase we are looking in the short term for a new colleague: Assistant Lab Composting (m/f/x).

What challenges await you?

You join the lab team which is responsible for biodegradation and composting tests. More specifically, you will mainly be involved in the implementation of pilot and lab scale composting tests:

  • Test start-up
  • Daily monitoring of tests
  • Data entry
  • Turning of compost bins
  • Sifting compost

Your task package consists in average of 80% lab work and 20% administration.

What do we expect from you?

We’re looking for a nice colleague who:

  • Can identify with our values: human, innovative, reliable, positive and radiates these values.
  • Preferably a secondary school education or a professional bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biotechnology or environmental technology. Knowledge is good, interest is a must.
  • Has a basic knowledge of the most common MS Office applications (Word, Excel).
  • Has a good physical condition.
  • Wants to be flexible and has a positive work attitude.
  • Is a team player who can also work independently at the same time.
  • Has a natural sense of accuracy and punctuality.
  • Preferably in possession of a driving license B.

What we have to offer you

Normec OWS offers you a job in an international and growing environmental company with a focus on sustainability. The offices are located close to the center of Gent and are easily accessible by public transport, bike and car.

  • Full-time employment. 40-hour week with 12 additional days on an annual basis.
  • An exciting position in an informal working atmosphere.
  • An appealing and market-based wage.
  • Additional internal company training.
  • Fringe benefits: group insurance, hospitalization insurance, year-end premium, meal vouchers, gift cards and eco checks.
  • Financial compensation in public transport by tram, bus or a train subscription.
  • Bicycle allowance.
  • A good “work-life balance” due to flexibility regarding the desired timetable.
  • Normec OWS “Party & Fit” organizes activities to guide both the physical and mental well-being of the employees.
  • In addition to hard work, there must be time for relaxation. That is why Normec OWS organizes several activities every year.


Is this job a match for you? Let us hear from you! Please apply with CV and motivation letter to on behalf of Joke Vermeersch by the deadline of 31 may 2023.

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