Lead Mechanical Engineer

On Time Engineers is searching for a Lead Mechanical Engineer for our client located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Do you have an eye for design and finding the optimum between functionality, cost price, quality and scalability? Would you like to coach a team of mechanical engineers and contribute to a better world by working on renewable technologies? If so…

Then be On Time now the vacancy is still available! Be aware that for this position you will be offered directly a contract with our client. Our goal is to bring you together with this high tech, innovative company in Eindhoven and make sure the whole application process goes as smooth as possible for both sides! We recruit since 2014 for this innovative company and 80% of their employees comes through On Time Engineers.


About the position

In the position of Lead Mechanical Engineer you coach the engineers in your project team and are involved in the project at an early stage. The Lead Mechanical Engineer remains involved in project discussions and takes the responsibility for the technical design. The Lead Engineer will work closely with the Project Leaders, System Architects and Engineers from other disciplines to determine the final roadmap regarding planning, effort and design.
You have an eye for design and finding the optimum between functionality, manufacturability, cost price, quality and scalability. You are an inspiration to get the best result out of your team and steer your team to achieve the best possible project result within the set conditions. You challenge them to continuously improve on the way of working to increase effectiveness and efficiency.


As a Lead Mechanical Engineer, you will be:

Involved in the feasibility phase where you will study the feasibility of mechanical solutions based on customer specifications;
Contributing to the system roadmap using your mechanical expertise;
Contribute to the work breakdown, plan and track your and the teams activities;
Dissecting customer/ product specifications in various levels of complexity;
Determining the system requirements, mechanical requirements;
Setting up the mechanical system tree, design and model the product in 3D/2D, while maintaining the correct revisioning;
Review the mechanical solutions of the team 3D/2D models in relationship to the specifications.
Determining material choices, cost price, scalability and quality at an early stage of development, in close cooperation with the purchasing department and suppliers;
Defining modules and related technical interfaces;
Convert the designs into production documentation and take care of the validation of the designs;
Responsible to monitor projects within the agreed specifications;
A situational leader for our internal and external Mechanical Design Engineers on a technical level;
Coordinating the distribution of work and monitor overall progress in an agile way;
Managing collaborative partners internally and externally;
You make the required mechanical calculations/simulations and make risk analyses for the Machinery Directive and CE marking;
You coach, advise and guide engineers in solving complex, technically substantive issues;
You are responsible for the planning and progress of your engineering team.


Job requirements

You have a background as a Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of +5 years of experience in an equivalent role preferably in a machine building environment;
You have a Bachelor (or higher) degree education in the area of Mechanical Engineering or a comparable study;
You are able to read specifications and to convert them into concepts;
You are a creative and conceptual thinker (construction principles, material knowledge, electrical basics);
You are able to convert concepts into system trees and manageable, controllable work packages;
You are familiar with manufacturing and cost price;
You dare to take the technical final responsibility of the projects delivered by your team;
You are passionate in what you do and disciplined to getting things done;
You are ambitious and would like to grow within your career, for example into the job of System Architect.


Your skills:

Have collaborative and leadership skills;
Have an entrepreneurial mentality, with good communication (internally as well as externally);
Are a communicator;
Team player; Eager to work in a multidisciplinary and international team;
Can also work independently;
Fluent in reading, writing and speaking English (Dutch is appreciated);
Experience with high temperatures and vacuum is nice to have.


Our clients offer

Direct contract with our client together with an attractive salary;
25 leave days + 13 ADV days on a yearly basis;
8% holiday allowance;
Pension plan via PMT (contribution premium employer 53.70%);
Flexible working hours;
Annual training budget;
Mobile and a laptop;
Daily lunch provided by the company;
A fast growing organization with excellent career and development opportunities;
The ability to contribute to a better planet through ‘renewable projects;
A solid organization where central innovation and technical development state;
Open organization culture;
An international environment with international clients.


About our client

Our client is a leading supplier of customized, innovative thermal and coating equipment. The core competences are thermal processes as well as deposition processes using thermal evaporation. With their solutions they answer the needs of the market from pilot to cost-effective high-volume manufacturing.

In Eindhoven they have a team of around 50 employees and they cover all aspects of equipment manufacturing, from design to installation and customer commissioning.  Their plant in Asia is established to serve the Asian market with European design equipment for battery, automotive, solar and semiconductor applications.

Current focus is on profitable product market combinations in Renewable Energy, Battery, Automotive, Semiconductor and parallel application spin-off from our technology portfolio.


Would you like to meet our client?

Do you have any questions concerning this position or do you want to apply? Be On Time and contact On Time Engineers, Eda Demir at 06 – 196 229 44. You can also send your questions or resume by mail to e.demir@on-time-engineers.nl

Not sure about the match between your profile and our job? Please do not hesitate to email your resume to us. When a successful match is available we will contact you within two business days.


Heb je na het lezen van deze vacature nog vragen of heb je interesse om te solliciteren? Be On Time en neem contact op met Eda Demir via telefoon nummer 06  196 229 44. Mailen kan ook naar e.demir@on-time-engineers.nl

Indien je twijfels hebt over de match tussen je profiel en de vacature, aarzel dan niet en mail gerust je cv gewoon naar ons door. Wij nemen dan binnen twee dagen contact met je op.