Vous êtes à la recherche d’un job hors du commun où vous pourrez mettre en pratique vos compétences ? L’électricité, les réseaux basse tension, les câbles et connecteurs n’ont pas de secret pour vous ? N’hésitez plus et rejoignez Alpha Innovations, une entreprise à taille humaine qui développe des solutions technologiques dans des secteurs en pleine croissance.
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Description de l’entreprise
Alpha Innovations, situé à Louvain-la-Neuve, est un pionnier dans la conception, la production et la vente de technologies pour le backup électrique en Europe. Reconnu pour ses solutions d'alimentation de haute qualité et sur mesure, Alpha Innovations est devenu un des principaux fournisseurs des leaders du marché des télécommunications, du transport et du médical. La santé, la mobilité verte et la communication, autant de piliers essentiels au développement de notre société et à la sauvegarde de notre planète.
Description de la fonction
• Vous assurez le contrôle électrique final des systèmes et sous-ensembles électroniques et électromécaniques des systèmes OEM en suivant la prescription de tests, ensuite vous rédigez les rapports. • En vous aidant de schémas électriques et d’outils adaptés, vous êtes capable d’identifier la cause d’une panne et d’y remédier. • Vous êtes capable de valider la qualité de la production en ayant un esprit critique et en respectant les normes de qualité internes à l’entreprise.
Votre fonction vous met en contact permanent avec la production, l’engineering et la maintenance sur des technologies de pointe.
• Vous savez lire un plan électronique et résoudre les problèmes. • Vous voulez toujours en savoir plus et aimez apprendre sur le terrain avec l’aide de vos collègues ainsi que par des recherches personnelles afin de perfectionner vos connaissances techniques et de constamment améliorer vos performances. • Vous connaissez les bonnes pratiques pour la fixation des composants mécaniques et électroniques. • Vous savez utiliser des équipements de test dans le domaine électrique et électronique. • Vous savez lire et comprendre des schémas et datasheets (aussi en anglais). • La connaissance de l’IPC A 610 est un atout. • Vous êtes dynamique, flexible, motivé, rigoureux, et organisé. • Vous êtes capable de travailler seul aussi bien qu’en équipe.
Nous offrons: • Une fonction variée et passionnante dans un environnement dynamique et convivial, axé sur la qualité du travail et la collaboration. • Un contrat CDI de 38 heures / semaine. • Un épanouissement personnel grâce à des formations internes et externes. • Un salaire compétitif (selon votre expérience) accompagné d’avantages extra-légaux (chèques-repas, assurance groupe et hospitalisation, etc.)
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Are you looking for an unusual job where you can put your skills into practice? Electricity, low-voltage networks, cables and connectors have no secrets for you? Then don't hesitate and join the Alpha Innovations Team, a human-sized company that develops technology solutions in a growing industry.
To complete our Sales Team led by the CEO, we are actively searching for an experienced SALES ENGINEER!
Located in Louvain-la-Neuve, Alpha Innovations (member of the CE+T Group) is a pioneer in the design, production and sales of electrical backup technologies in Europe. Known for its high-quality, bespoke power solutions, Alpha Innovations has become a major partner of market leaders in telecommunications, transportation, industrial and medical sectors in Europe. Health, green mobility and communication are essential pillars for the development of our society and the safekeeping of our planet.
Roles and responsibilities:
Monitoring, maintaining and retaining a portfolio of existing customers active in medical or in industrial markets and identifying and creating new segments of collaboration with them
Acquiring important new customers’ accounts: identifying prospects and their decision-makers and win new markets
Relay between project managers and clients
Ensuring the project's good return
Defense, monitoring and negotiating of the offers
Contribution in the building up of the brand image of Alpha Innovations as preferred supplier with the most technologically and commercially advanced power supply solutions
A background in electric and/or electronical matters and power sectors in particular (or equivalent) is required
Sales experience of 5 to 10 years
European B2 level in English (French is our company’s internal language)
Ready to travel extensively when and if necessary
Action man/woman, you are passionate and dynamic
Ability to identify and analyse your market and to anticipate new opportunities
Previous experience in the medical or industrial sector is an asset
Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of generating long-term relationships with customers
Result and solution oriented, you pay as much attention to the quality as you do to the profitability of the contracts you negotiate
Good ability to listen, you conduct your negotiations with finesse and respect of the different parties
Autonomous and organized, capable of building your own business plan
Taking initiatives is in your nature
Loyal, you are an excellent communicator and don’t hesitate to share information with rigor and objectivity
Our offer ?
Integrate a growing company where human values go along with the recognition of technological skills.
A varied and exciting function in a dynamic, friendly and international environment, focused on quality of work and collaboration
Opportunities of professional development in an environment that is challenging, engaging and responsive
A 38-hour-a-week CDI contract
Personal development through internal and external training
A competitive salary (depending on your experience) with extra-legal benefits (meal vouchers, group insurance and hospitalization, etc.)
CE+T holding has just signed the acquisition of Alpha Innovations.
A new step in the company’s growth which already employs more than 250 peoples worldwide.
Who is CE+T ?
Founded in 1934, CE+T Power has been specializing in power electronics since the 1960’s and has invented the modular inverter in the end of the 1980’s.
Based in Belgium (Wandre, near Liège), China, India, Luxembourg and the USA, CE+T capitalizes on the diversity of the company’s global organization to empower business’ continuity. They do so by providing modular, highly efficient AC & DC power solutions that will help minimize Operating Expenses and reduce Carbon footprints.
CE+T Power’s mission is to make sure that businesses keep going even when their electric power source fails. No matter which power source (DC or AC), CE+T’s Inverters and Modular UPS solutions will be there to secure critical applications.
Reliability. Simplicity. Low Financial Impact. These are the criteria, shared by Alpha Innovations, that lead every decision when CE+T develops its products.
CE+T by numbers
Today, CE+T today has a turnover of more than 40 million euros and employs 250 people worldwide.
The company has built its international reputation over the years, notably due to the winning of the Little Box Challenge organised by Google in 2016 (with an award of 1 million US$) and the label “Best Managed Companies” in 2018 by Deloitte.
CE+T holding then diversified itself by creating CE+T Energrid in 2017, a company specialised in the energy management (microgrid, energy storage…). In 2019, CE+T Energy Solutions was created in the United States in order to develop energy management and datacentres markets. With the acquisition of Alpha Innovations, the group definitively has a bright future ahead.
Why this acquisition?
Both companies are active in the telecom, rail and industrial markets. Even if they offer different (but complementary) solutions, Alpha Innovations and CE+T Power have the same mission: secure critical applications. Therefore, it seems logical that the companies get closer in order to establish synergies in terms of technical, commercial and operational matters.
At the end of 2018, Alpha Innovations had a turnover of 14 million euros and a confirmed order book, ensuring a good continuity for the years to come.
From left to right: Alberto Méndez Rodriguez, President of the Board of Alpha Innovations and Robert Eyben, CEO of CE+T holding
France-based ARTS Energy, a global player in design, industrialization and manufacturing of storage systems of electrical energy, is participating for the first time at the Gitex, and is introducing its innovative Ni-MH battery solution for telecom and back up, in collaboration with Alpha Innovations and Grolleau.
The event is taking place from October 8 to 12, at the Dubai World trade Centre, in Dubai, UAE.
ARTS Energy has become an expert of the Middle East region is presenting new products and battery solutions for solar, and particularly robust and long-life Ni-MH in hot climates.
The company said that this new product is a technological breakthrough and is the fruit of a two years R&D programme including the three partners.
Arts Energy has developed a new Ni-MH battery called Endurance with high robustness and long life duration at high temperature.
Alpha Innovations has developed a new rectifier solution to manage the Ni-MH battery, and with dedicated components compatible with extreme temperatures.
Grolleau has developed a new outdoor energy enclosure dedicated to hot climates. Its new telecom and back up cabinet, dedicated to hot environments and climates, is the first offering the following benefits: no need for air conditioning - energy saving; excellent behavior up to 70°C; compact product; long life duration - 5 to 10 years in the Middle East; attractive total cost of ownership.
Considering telecom and back up applications, energy cabinets are generally equipped with lead-acid batteries offering acceptable life duration (around five years) in moderate climates (Europe, USA, Asia).
But in hot climates (Africa, middle-East, South America), those lead-acid batteries delivers poor life duration (sometimes less than one year) even if the energy cabinet is equipped with air conditioning.
Consequently, in such areas, the cost for the battery maintenance (replacing the battery) becomes much higher compared to the cost of the initial battery delivered with the telecom and back up cabinet.
Additionally, waiting for the lead-acid battery to be replaced with a fresh one, the cost of “non-operational” network is high, mainly in the field of telecom.
Many Telecom operators have measured the extra-cost generated by poor life duration of lead-acid batteries in hot climates, and are looking for alternative battery technologies since a few years.
For about 10 years, Alpha Innovations has been providing solutions allowing the access control to your street cabinets. Subracks like the CAPTIN FA, CAPTIN BW, UCC can manage RFID badge reader, locks and doors. It included different scenarios that take into account server failures, power outages, RFID reader failures. So the solutions were there, but with the new technologies, it was time to innovate!
We are now able to provide an alternative solution without a need for an RFID reader, by taking advantage of the smartphone handled by technicians. This will make everything easier! The solution can be managed by any SNMP software, or by our new Armada Web Extension, dedicated to smartphones. Here are some screenshots:
Log on the Armada Website
You can immediately see the closest street cabinet thanks to the smartphone GPS location. No time lost when searching for the right monitoring system.
If you cannot find the cabinet, the map system will guide you!
You have just arrived? Click 'open the door' and if you hzve the authorisation, the door will unlock!
Do you want to see the alarms or to configure the system? You can access the monitoring webpage directly!
Contact us if you are interested in increasing security very efficiently!
Remote feeding is a technology which enables operators to power several remote sites from a central location by delivering that power via twisted pair cables.
Let's discover the technology and the benefits it this video:
The technology can be installed by telecom technicians over existing copper networks.
With its original design, the Alpha Technologies' remote feeding systems offer a highly compact solution to powering equipment in street cabinets. When compared to any traditional system (incorporating input protection & distribution, DC distribution and in many cases batteries) the cabinet space requirement is greatly reduced without compromising reliability of service.
One of the original reasons to design a remote feeding solution was the ability to offer telecoms standards of service quality without having batteries installed in street sites. No maintenance costs, no risk of theft, no safety or environmental issues, just highly available service.
Here is a video describing how you can use our scripting tool to monitoring and control third party devices. You will understand why Compas is a site controller, and not only a dc system controller.
The Lua scripting system gives you a new efficient way to meet all your need. It can be used to:
Create a new equipment with custom descriptions, alarms, data, records, parameters or controls.
Setting all Compas data or setting function
sending emails - monitor other devices
(...) Other protocols (Modbus, one-wire...) and interfaces will follow with further version. Please, let us if you need something else in order to prioritize the development.
You have the possibility to execute different scripts in order to keep your system clean and functionality independent.
Here is a preview of the Compas User Guide, describing the Lua Scripting inside Compas:
Let's start to use your scripting system directly. It is accessible inside the files -> scripting path. We are going to create your first script: enter the command "new my_first_script" and press the Execute button. A new script will be created. With the screenshot below, you will see the main parts of Compas Scripting system.
A script manager
Scripts status and Command
A Script Manager: one line by script
A Script editor (press on the name of the script that you want to edit)
A Log that will log all errors or message printed by the system
Compas Lua Interface
Take a look to the script inside the script editor. Some comment explains you parts of the script. Let's decompose this script and understand what it does.
In the Lua language, comments are with two hyphens. Most of Lua embedded functions are available. If you need more specific information about Lua functions, just take a look to the Lua language.
The Initialization Part
As you can see, we will just print a text in the initialization. This is to show when the script is started. You can also see how functions are called in Lua and how you can concatenate strings and functions. Here we call the function print which will print text in the console box, the string is concatenated with the function compas.version_api(). This function is specific to compasLua, it will just return a string that contains the version number of the Lua API. (Functions added by Alpha to Lua Language)
The Loop Part
The loop part contains the function that will be called approximately every 10 seconds (configurable), in this case the initial content is just some basic text that will be shown inside the console. The loop function has to return the string "OK", so the system will assume that everything is OK. If there is a problem, you can return another string like "KO" that will record a problem inside the error system and alarms related to scripting system.
The Callbacks Part
The callback block is located at the end of the file. It contains the functions that have to be executed in case of a callback. A Callback is always composed of:
Path: The callback trace
Value: The data to be processed
It has to return a boolean. If the boolean is false, an error will be added on scripting error counter.
Starting a script
Now that you have a script, let's start the scripting system:
push on the "Start Scripting System" button
the status will pass to "Initializing..."
Reload the page (or click on the scripting tab), you will see that the status is now "running".
Sine the script runner can work with multiple scripts, you have to enable it:
Click on the enable link on the script line inside the script manager
CompasLua: Enable a script
Now the script has started, you can see a little more information about it : It is running every 10 seconds, the last time it has run it is 8 second ago and the script duration is 11 ms. ( On the screenshot below)
You can also see the console output that will show the text that you have entered in the script. As you can see, the initialization part has run only at the start of the script. After that, it is the loop that has been called by the Script runner.
CompasLua: debug output console
In order to have the script starting at the start-up, you have to enable CompasLua system (having the green flag indicating "running" on scripting page is a good indicator), enable the scripts that you want to start automatically and save your configuration. If there is an error on a script, the corresponding line will also be in red.
Modifying Your Script In Order To Monitor a SNMP Device
Currently, Compas is supporting SNMP get command. We will just try to monitor another device using the SNMP communications. We are going to monitor a Micro-secure UPS, controller coming directly from the alpha group.
After 2 years of internal usage for custom projects, we have fully documented the API. This allows the development of dedicated web dashboard, including schematic drawing.
The purpose of the API is to allow us to create the simplest interface to your user, adapted to their needs. We think that their experiences are really improved using visual tools. The Visual Dashboard API allows you to create monitoring interface for any application, from energy system to building monitoring.
More concretely, the API allows you to:
Draw a schematic of your system(s)
Draw the building or cabinet floor plans
Display all the monitored elements (temperature, door state, presence detection, voltage, current, etc.)
Draw the power flows
Add popup to display charts with the history of values
Add popup with active alarms
Support new systems (in combination with Lua Programming Scripting)
These features increase the user experience to a level never achieved in this business area. Here are some screenshots illustrating the possibilities. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested!
Building Management Systems (BMS) to manage facilities such as energy system and security features (access control, fire detection,...).
Compas supervises server and energy infrastructures of a building