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Senior Mechanical Engineer

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer you are part of a team which is responsible for the design of new and advanced food sorting machines. The mechanical engineering department takes ownership of for the food sorting machines from the early technology development stage, trough the complete design and validation of the parts and modules till the maintenance and support of the machines in production and in the field.


You maintain a close relationship with internal stakeholders such as product management, production, service as well as external partners such as suppliers, technology providers, customers.

Benchmarking technical solutions against competition is essential to maintain our technical and cost leadership.  A close interaction to our key suppliers needs to feed our DfM approach for best cost and quality. Understanding the different make techniques for machine construction requires continuous networking to suppliers and technology providers.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer can combine a solid technical background and a talent to translate theoretical knowledge into cost effective designs.
  • You are leading in the conceptual and architecture definition of machines and modules to meet agreed performance and cost targets. Make cost predictions based on your knowledge of production techniques.
  • Apply state-of-the-art DfM techniques to guiding junior engineers in detailing the overall design of parts and modules.
  • The design of (new) prototypes/parts, including drafting, testing and validation.
  • Maintain the technical knowledge on food sorting applications. Offer support to sorting issues (internal and external).
  • Cooperation on technical improvement of the applications and makes improvement proposals
  • Organize and lead design reviews and FMEA sessions to assure perfect quality of design
  • Maintain and improve the design documentation principles to fit with the requirements from suppliers, manufacturing, service teams.
  • Schedule and track detailed work of junior mechanical engineers to meet overall project deadlines.
  • Represent the mechanical engineering department to different internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Maintain a good network and do market research for new technologies, materials, suppliers, partners.
  • Be a go-to person for our junior design engineers.


Candidate Profile

  • This position is ideal for a self‐motivated person, with a desire to improve the quality of your work and to develop new skills. A strong focus on delivering outstanding mechanical designs and track new technologies is essential to take up this responsibility.
  • You have a true passion for engineering and demonstrate a drive to complete tasks.  You feel comfortable in taking initiatives.
  • As a senior in a team, you stimulate others to be creative and deliver good results. At the same time you have no problem working independently to achieve the organization's goals.
  • As communication is key, you have excellent communication and facilitation skills. You are able to present or handle complex technical information and issues in a user-friendly manner. You have a strong ability to communicate the value of your work confidently and clearly to team members and clients. Multitasking is fine by you and you can cope well with deadline pressure.
  • A minimum of 10 years “hands-on” working experience and you bring relevant industry experience.
  • Proficiency in CAD
  • Experienced and highly effective user of Solidworks and/or Inventor
  • Experience with sheet metal, turning, milling and welding of Stainless Steel
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with suppliers, customers, internal and external associates, and management.
  • Willing to travel abroad frequently, based on a flexible schedule.
  • Experience in hygienic design and/or design of food processing equipment is a plus.
  • Innovative mindset
  • Coaching ability


  • A university degree in electro -mechanical engineering

How to apply?

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