Thanks to the adoption of various people-centric initiatives, Materialise earned a Top Employer Belgium certification for 2020. As we continue to grow and reach our 30th anniversary, this recognition acknowledges the success found in the people practices and employee conditions implemented within the organization.
Internal mobility is highly encouraged at Materialise. We took a look at the stories of four employees’ career paths to discover how they sought new opportunities, their advice for colleagues looking to do the same, and internal mobility resources provided by HR.
What’s it like to be one of our Medical Application Engineers? In fact, what does that even mean? Materialise Medical spearheads our innovations in Medical 3D Printing, which include software that allows its users to visualize the anatomy of their patients in 3D, create customized 3D-printed patient guides – and even customized 3D-printed titanium implants! Our Medical Application Engineers come in many shapes and forms, and no two days look the same for them. We took a closer look at a normal day for Xavier Mottart, an application engineer for hip and shoulder implants and oncology cases, and Ines Da Silva, team leader of the medical sales application engineering team.
On an average day, the surroundings of the Materialise headquarters are a green oasis of tranquility. But on this fateful Friday, the air in the normally quiet corridors thrummed with suppressed energy. By 5 o’clock, it was no use any more – football mania had officially taken over. It was time for the Materialise Football Tournament of 2018.
Based in the Materialise office in Plymouth, USA, Kelly Swartzmiller recently sat down with us for a chat about the exciting world of clinical engineering. As a member of the Medical team, she regularly comes into contact with orthopaedic surgeons who need complicated and patient-specific anatomical models or surgical guides for the operations they perform. Over the years, Materialise technology has helped a young champion windsurfer get back on the waves, a Swedish teenager to regain her capacity to walk and a seven-year old to regain functionality in his arm. If all that has made you curious about working as a clinical engineer, hear about it from Kelly herself down below.
At Materialise Malaysia, we actively listen and respond to what people expect most out of their career. Wim Michiels, Managing Director of Materialise Malaysia, describes it best – “Building the right career for you is important. That’s why at Materialise, you co-design your career. This is a co-creation process; the company is there to help you with it.”
DUOday literally means “DO-day” and is an initiative to see if a job seekers who have more trouble finding work because of poor health or a disability works well at participating organizations. Belgian companies, non-profit organizations, governments and local authorities open their doors for one day in March to see if a DUOday job seeker is a good match for permanent employment.
What’s the best part about being an intern at Materialise? Apart from learning all about 3D Printing, mastering the Mimics Innovation Suite and having some of the most amicable, engaged colleagues, I’d have to say that I’m happy doing work that improves and saves lives.