As a Lead Mechatronics Engineer, you will help your colleagues to deliver outstanding performance thanks to your healthy dose of technical leadership. In multidisciplinary teams, you will work together to develop high-tech products: from the design to the final product. Because at VDL ETG T&D, you’ll be part of the complete product life cycle of high-precision, vacuum and handling equipment. Your knowledge of mechanical engineering, electronics and software allows you to motivate your colleagues to generate even better ideas. And with the widest range of large-scale projects available, there's plenty to challenge you.
Together with a team of around 5 engineers, you will design and realise high-tech systems or modules for VDL clients. Of course, the most important aspects are manufacturability, costs, reliability and technical performance. Your work will follow the PGP (Product Generation Process) development process. Following client specifications (CRS) and taking into consideration the feasibility and manufacturability of mechatronic components, you develop the design until it is released for production in our factories. You describe the system designs and specifications, generate concepts and define the high-tech modules, and guide the design process up to and including the technical validation of the prototype. This demands well-considered decisions, validated against system requirements. All this work isn’t done in isolation, but in multidisciplinary teams and in partnership with the mechatronics (system) architects. In practical terms, your work will involve:
VDL ETG T&D, VDL Enabling Technologies Group Technology & Development in full, is part of the billion-Euro VDL Groep with more than 17,000 employees across the globe. At our locations in Eindhoven and Almelo, we develop, produce and assemble high-tech equipment for sectors including the semiconductor industry, and thin-film depositions for solar cells, medical equipment, science and industry. VDL ETG T&D is a dynamic and innovative organisation, where we greatly value employees who show initiative. We believe that the best ideas arise when people work on the projects they are most passionate about. This project-based development environment is unique, as it brings together the mechanical engineering, electronics, mechatronics and software disciplines, and because we combine development with realisation.
The department you'll join as a Lead Mechatronics Engineer is characterised by an open atmosphere and approachable colleagues. Your future colleagues can best be described as kind, willing and helpful. Asking questions makes everyone smarter, which is why we do it so much here. And it doesn't matter whether you ask a direct colleague or the CEO, everyone's door is open. We're also the place to be for recreation and good food. For example, many of our engineers are part of the robot football team, and we have some fanatical table football players. And what about the delicious food from around the world brought in by your expat colleagues, or cake or tart each day? There's always something to celebrate here.
Conceptualising, developing and realising complex high-tech systems can't be done without a healthy dose of technical leadership. Of course, this means you must be capable of communicating clearly with your colleagues. You will direct multidisciplinary teams and keep an eye on the bigger picture. You're fully aware of everything related to the intersection of mechatronics, electronics and software. Given the nature of your work, you must be analytical, accurate and pragmatic: time management and setting priorities come naturally to you. In addition, you have:
A challenging job, a high degree of responsibility and plenty of opportunities for personal development. Great promises that we like to keep. In addition, you'll receive:
Are you the Lead Mechatronics Engineer who wants to see the final product of your own design? Then please send us your CV and covering letter and tell us why you're the ideal candidate for this vacancy.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Ellen Op Heij at the Corporate Recruitment department, on 040 – 292 50 66.
You apply for the vacancy.
The recruiter will contact you by telephone.
The hiring manager invites you for an initial meeting. If you live abroad we will start with a skype interview.
If the first interview is positive from both sides, a second interview is scheduled.
Is everyone still enthusiastic after the second interview? Then you will receive a proposal!