Senior Mechanical Engineer
VDL ETG Technology & Development
Eindhoven, NL
17 uur geleden

Have you ever thought about a vacuum robot with a reach length of 1m and accuracy rate above 100 .i.m) in X, Y field? Thermal conditioning uniform better than 20 mK ?

Production equipment for printed electronic applications, such as flexible solar panels, OLED lighting, displays, sensors and batteries?

VDL ETG T&D makes this possible for prominent high-tech companies locally and abroad. Are you interested in working in such challenging projects? Then read further!

Job Mission

As Senior Mechanical Engineer, you specify and deliver together with a team of approximately 10 designers and architects, high-

tech mechatronic system solutions for the new products and you are responsible for achieving optimal functionality and cost-

effectiveness of the systems. Your most important tasks at VDL ETG T&D are related to the development process according to PGP (Product

Generation Process) :

  • Feasibility phase : the study of the Customer Requirement Specifications (CRS) and the feasibility and producibility of mechanical components
  • Definition phase : coming up with a description of system design requirements and specifications
  • System Design Phase : the generation of system design concepts and reviews
  • Coming up up with well-considered choices, validated against system requirements
  • Defining the high-tech modules and related technical interfaces
  • Monitoring that the projects remain within the agreed specifications
  • Using a helicopter view and creativity in order to find solutions in case of conflicts
  • Detail phase : being part of a multidisciplinary team of approx. 10-15 designers / lead designers and architects
  • System verification : Verification of design requirements and chosen concepts
  • Production release : Release of the design for production
  • Additional tasks :

  • Contributing to the system road-maps
  • Participating in further developments of the necessary critical mechanical competencies.
  • Setting priorities within the mechanical team and reporting routinely to the project manager
  • Coaching and training mechanical engineers
  • Providing direction to the Way of Working (including with the help of V-model, PGP-process, design reviews, engineering change process)
  • Education

    You have an higher vocational education or a Masters in mechanical engineering, preferably with focus on fine mechanics.


  • You have at least 10 years of relevant experience as a mechanical engineer and you are familiar with high-tech systems
  • You have experience with design principles, precise positioning, dynamic behavior, material characteristics, clean room environment, design for reliability, vacuum design rules
  • You have experience in coaching junior and medior mechanical engineers
  • You have experience with planning (preferably MS projects) mechanical development during the complete V-model
  • You have experience with DfX (value engineering, producibility, CoG, reliability, serviceability)
  • You have basic knowledge of calculations (FEM) in the area of thermal and mechanical designs
  • You have experience with 3D design tools NX or PRO-E and Teamcenter
  • You have experience with Matlab / Simulink or related development tools
  • Personal skills

  • Technical leadership; you also provide direction to technical project teams
  • You think abstractly and out-of-the-box
  • Helicopter view
  • You communicate clearly and effectively at all levels and with all disciplines
  • You have a clear and structured manner of reporting. You build and maintain networks internally in the organization and outside of it.
  • You are capable of challenging others to come up with even better ideas
  • You have well developed soft skills
  • What do we offer at VDL ETG?

  • Contribution to the development of state-of-the-art high-tech systems
  • The challenge to meet the performance specifications and aspects of quality, time and costs.
  • You will come in contact with every engineering process step
  • You will work in a very dynamic environment
  • You will collaborate within multidisciplinary teams
  • International opportunities
  • Lots of attention to individual performance and talent management
  • You have the possibility to connect mechanical development with the production and test environment
  • Apply for this vacancy

    Are you interested and do you recognize yourself in above profile? Apply via the 'solliciteer button. Please include a resume and motivation letter in which you describe why you are interested in this vacancy.

    For further information about this vacancy you can contact the Corporate Recruitment Department; Ellen Op Heij, via 040-2925066.

    Company information

    VDL ETG Technology & Development is responsible for the specification, design and engineering of high-tech / precision modules.

    This development department consists of a number of competency groups, such as, Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Software and Project Management.

    We specify, design, develop and qualify professional product for our customers in multidisciplinary project teams that have a low level of responsibility.

    Because the projects are multidisciplinary, your responsibilities are great and wide. VDL ETG Technology & Development is a unique project-

    based development environment for high-tech mechatronic systems, combining product development and realization.

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