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Prototyping Engineer

As the prototyping engineer you are responsible for the whole life cycle of a prototype machine. You complement the design team with hands on experience in all cycles of the development process: rapid prototyping of concepts, building test stands, BOM creation, warehouse activities, assembling, testing, documenting and validating (in house and on site at the customer).

This project based work requires mechanical, electrical & electronics aptitudes.

Leuven, Belgium 04.05.2018

Roles and Responsibilities:  

  • Assembling of prototypes both of nearly finished machines as proof-of-concept set-ups
  • Perform warehouse activities related with prototype building.
  • Design, specify, and/or fabricate test equipment and data acquisition systems.
  • Work closely together with the other development teams to create new sorting concepts or improvements on existing machines
  • Install and test new sorting machines both inhouse as at first lead customers.
  • Perform optical alignment and calibration of camera and Laser systems.
  • Preform setup and testing of all mechanical/electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic subsystems.
  • Acceptance runs tests to ensure consistent and sufficient compliance testing and documentation
  • Perform quality assurance checks on all hardware prior to shipment
  • Analyze, interpret, and document test results.
  • Create documentation to make the transfer of production to the operations department possible.
  • Design/develop acceptance test procedures of systems and subsystems based on direction from engineering teams and field feedback to ensure proper configuration/functionality of all production units.
  • Provide feedback to the product development team regarding functionality, ease-of-use, and performance of software/hardware.
  • Play an active role in the industrialization of new machines in close collaboration with the operation sites abroad, this may include travelling.
  • Provide support to service and operations department as needed. This may include traveling.
  • Provide technical guidance to other team members.
  • Provide support to technology department as needed. 


Candidate profile:

  • Electrical mechanical, electronics and optical experience or aptitude
  • Effective troubleshooting skills
  • Conscientious and cooperative team player attitude
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Inquisitive nature, Mindset to find out the reason behind problems



Bachelor degree in technical specialty


Other skills/abilities:

  • Accurate general computer skills: knowledge of Word. Excel and Power Point
  • Fluent in Dutch and English both verbal and in writing.
  • Adhere to all safety procedures in the performance of job duties
  • Are considered as a plus:
  • Knowledge of a drawing software (preferably Solid works)
  • Knowledge of PLC and VFD programming
  • EHBO and a forklift driver certificated


How to apply? 

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