Design & Test Engineer for (Additive) Manufacturing Machines (Leuven)

With a top-notch test infrastructure, you offer additive manufacturing companies a taste in the latest technologies to improve their 3D printers.

13 July 2018

Get in touch!

To apply, please send your motivation letter and cv to jobs@flandersmake.be

Flanders Make researchers are developing technologies for design and production of high-performant, flexible and autonomous machines and vehicles. For additive manufacturing the next step is an evolution from a prototyping instrument toward a fast and stabile 3Dprinter in a productive series environment. New solutions are tested on our demonstration and validation infrastructure in controlled conditions.

Improve quality and speed of additive manufacturing machines for metallic printing

For different production processes and mechatronic applications, you:

  • work in a team, where you focus on the design of prototype/demonstrators and on the construction of test setups.
  • use, expand and manage the test setups, working closely together with technology experts in different domains (sensing, control, software architecture, software integration, automation, robotics, laser/optics, additive manufacturing,testing,…).

More concretely, you will:

-Organize virtual and experimental tests;

  • Define the test plan of research projects together with the project team and take the lead to define the specification, architecture, validation aspects;
  • Create, adapt and validate virtual models before experimental tests;
  • Formulate the requirements for new equipment or software needed;
  • Instrument the hardware for experimental tests;
  • Perform the test.

-Analyse the testdata together with the team

-Scope what we can do

  • You know your infrastructure and identify the scope and timing of the research solutions we can offer to companies;
  • Detect opportunities for new business and improvements on the test environment.

-Technically coordinate the infrastructure

  • Adjust infrastructure for new research needs;
  • Ensure that all equipment  and infrastructure functions safely and optimally at all times. 

Hands-on Technical Researcher

You have

  • Master's degree in Engineering (Industial, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Material, Power electronics,…;
  • At least 3 years of  relevant experience in an academic or industrial environment, preferably in mechatronic or mechanical machine design or in production process design, in instrumentation and testing, sensors (vision systems, temperature sensors,..) and actuators;
  • A strong interest in different production processes and mechatronic applications;
  • Experience with additive manufacturing, metallic printing and/or optics-lasers is a big plus as a Design & Test Engineer for (Additive) Manufacturing Machines
  • Experience in a safety critical test environment is also a plus;
  • Ability to get acquainted easily with different software packages. Daily use of mechanical design packages.
  • Inspired by technological innovation;
  • Eager to broaden your knowledge about other domains and new manufacturing processes;
  • Pro-active and taking initiative;
  • Result-driven;
  • A professional communicator in English;
  • Hands-on, making your hands dirty in the lab is a pleasure;
  • Open minded and a team player.

You are

  • Inspired by technological innovation;
  • Eager to broaden your knowledge about other domains and new manufacturing processes;
  • Pro-active and taking initiative;
  • Result-driven;
  • A professional communicator in English;
  • Hands-on, making your hands dirty in the lab is a pleasure;
  • Open minded and a team player.

Make a difference in additive manufacturing technology

“I will rebuild the machine or part and do all necessary tests to show that the concept works. I ensure that the tests are carried out, but I am also involved in designing and setting up the testplan. … For me, a technical job with a lot of variety is ideal. One moment you sit together with someone who builds cars,  the other moment with someone who makes windmills, or copiers..” (Koen, Design & Test Engineer since 2007 @ Flanders Make)  

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Flanders Make colleagues work together on projects in Belgium at site Lommel and at site Leuven (flexible workplace policy). Depending on the location of the infrastructure, and your place of residence, you will work in our offices in Lommel or in Leuven.

Convinced? Send your motivation letter and cv to jobs@flandersmake.be

Which part of our infrastructure appeals to you the most? Do you feel you can contribute to our research with your expertise? Do you share our values and our mission? We are looking forward to reading about your story, your interest for Flanders Make and for our infrastructure.