Cabot Corporation

  • Plant IT Manager

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Ensures on-going reliability, integrity and performance of manufacturing control and IT systems and Infrastructure within the company.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Ensures technical support  telecommunications and IT Infractructure at the Loncin & Pepinster plants. This includes maintenance of local area network (LAN), servers, clients, telephone systems and changes, as well as maintenance of security procedures.
    • Provides second-level technical support to regional Help Desk or plant technical staff regarding manufacturing control systems, network, office systems and telecommunications.
    • Works as a liaison between the plant and regional/global IT. Participates in the development of IT strategies, policies, standards and systems. Participates in Local and regional meetings.
    • Works closely with the Engineering Department and plant technical staff in the support of engineering projects that involve process controls, ensuring new systems are designed and installed in harmony with current plant systems.
    • Participates in all investments in production equipment to evaluate effect on all manufacturing control systems.
    • Ensures sufficient computer equipment capacity related to all client/servers, LAN, process control systems, controllers, data collectors and interface equipment, as well as telecommunications infrastructure (voice, data, others). Takes corrective action if necessary.
    • Implements global/regional IT policies and guidelines, including proposed "best practices".
    • Prepares and monitors annual plant IT budget; prepares status report for Regional IT management.
    • Ensures maintenance of asset database and documentation required by applicable global or local regulations in terms of security, backup and recovery procedures, diagrams of network; phones systems configurations and supplier/vendor lists
    • There is option to grow in manufacturing Distributed Control Systems (DCS) later on. 


    • Bachelor/university degree in IT or in Control Engineering.
    • 3 + years in IT technical support experience in a manufacturing environment.
    • Detailed knowledge of instrumentation: Microsoft Windows operating system, servers, Ethernet networks, stationary and movable clients, office applications and security concepts.
    • Knowledge of IT manufacturing control (DCS & PLC) and reporting systems (Aspen) is an advantage
    • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnosis skills. Ability to use Root Cause Analysis techniques to trace problems to their source and find solutions.
    • Organization and planning skills.
    • Excellent customer service skills. Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal customers and work collaboratively with others.
    • Ability to speak French and English 

    About Cabot

    Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.

    Cabot Plastics Belgium ( has 2 production sites in Belgium (Loncin and Pepinster - 130 people) produce a range of plastic pellets "masterbatches" and conductive compounds containing carbon black , additives and thermoplastic resins (polyethylene, polystyrene ...). These products are used in various applications such as automotive, construction, computers, plastic films for agriculture....

    Cabot Plastics Belgium is a leader in its handling of its activities with the ongoing effort to protect workers and their health, the public and the environment.


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