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Mechanical Engineer - R&D

Kessel-Lo - Belgium

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Transforming the wireless industry is dependent on the strength of innovation. At CommScope, we recognize the role of technology in redefining the way that we live; it's why we're not afraid to take on new challenges. Our team of engineers, whether early in career or experienced, are committed to showcasing the power of CommScope innovation. From opportunities in software, electrical, quality or mechanical - we have positions that support our end to end technology. So what's it like to work with us? Find out how you can use your engineering skills to make your mark on the world.

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"I love working for CommScope because of the amazing opportunies for growth and development in the video (cable) marketplace, particularly as a female engineer. I am on the front lines of new endeavors for CommScope in the cable marketplace allowing me to advance my knowledge and expertise while still pursuing other opportunities."

Christin Principal Technical Support Engineer
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"I am excited to come to work because innovating is the core of what I do. Working towards next generation products in advanced technology and CommScope's ecosystem. Each day we are problem solving and it keeps me going."

Jala Staff Support Engineer
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"My background is in Physics. I love everything telecommunications. So for my job to be at the forefront of it and now have the opportunity to collectively solve wireless, wired, massive, private, and business telecommunication problems and develop new telecommunication technology in the process is an offer I could not pass."

Norbert Software Engineer
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"My job is rewarding to know that my work helps make other people's jobs easier and creates high quality products for our customers."

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"The best part of working at CommScope is the people that I work with; this is a place that all work together on the same goal to succeed."

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Job Details

Job ID 72712-en_US

In our ‘always on’ world, we believe it’s essential to have a genuine connection with the work you do.

Your technology career - reimagined here! Are you passionate about creating industry-leading products and taking them from concepts through completion? If so, this may be an opportunity you are looking for!

Our Engineering department focuses on the research and development of strategic products in the field of fiber optics telecommunications and serves as a predevelopment stage for the rest of the R&D organization, regarding development projects in the area of optical fiber management and sealing technologies.

We are hiring a Mechanical Engineer at our Kessel Lo, Belgium location with the opportunity to collaborate with the manufacturing team on process development and introductions of new products.

How You'll Help us Connect The World

The role plays a part in developing mechanical appliances for fiber optic and copper telecommunication products to support the high-speed networks of the future! This is an opportunity to apply design skills to build solutions that address customer problems, are reliable, minimize costs, and are easy to manufacture.

As a mechanical engineer in the CommScope Engineering department, you will be working with a multidisciplinary team of optical, mechanical, and material specialists, driving project-specific elements plans, detailing product requirements based on industry standards, and building clear and concise documentation to promote the release of new and modified products.

We encourage independently analyzing and seeking well-defined problems with little direction/supervision to sustain the optical and mechanical testing of fiber optic products.

Challenges for this role include delivering technical improvements to existing products/processes/services where feasible resulting in cost reductions or quality improvement with a positive contribution to the knowledge base within CommScope and cooperating with the Field Application Engineering to assure that products are usable by the customer in an application setting.

Required Qualifications for Consideration:

  • BS or MS degree in mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of plastic molding through professional experience or academic background.
  • English proficient.

You Will Excite Us If You Have:

  • Experience in 3D CAD modeling.
  • Basic knowledge/experience with engineering tools such as LEAN and/or 6-sigma.
  • Experience in manufacturing and assembly processes, particularly those of plastic injection molded and metal stamped parts
  • Knowledge of statistical methods and analysis; experience with statistical tolerance modeling, DOE and GD&T
  • Dutch speaker.

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Why CommScope:

CommScope is on a quest to deliver connectivity that empowers how we live, work, and learn. Our employees push the boundaries of communications technology that enables game-changing discoveries like 5G, the Internet of Things, and gigabit speeds for everyone, everywhere. With our unmatched expertise in copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure, our global clients rely on us to outperform today and be ready for the needs of tomorrow. 

If you want to grow your career alongside bright, passionate, and caring people who strive to create what's next…..come connect to your future at CommScope.

CommScope is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including people with disabilities and veterans. If you are seeking an accommodation for the application or interview process, please contact us to submit your request at You can also learn more about CommScope’s accommodation process and EEO policy at

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