Vacatures

Senior 'old school' mechanical engineer

  • 04 Jul 2019 - 01 Aug 2019
  • Delft
  • Experience design , Fulltime , Vaste Baan
FLEX/design is looking for a senior 'old school' mechanical engineer. Would you like to join. Please send us your motivation, a resume and some relevant examples of your work to Christa Blankestijn (c.blankestijn@flex.nl).

About FLEX/design

We are renowned for our innovative, original and surprising solutions. We give shape and technical solutions to the ideas and desires of our clients, varying from start-ups to large multinationals. Our focal points are Smart Products, Integrated Packaging and Design Thinking; making products, in which technological advancement goes hand-in-hand with brand-enhancing and user-centred design. We are characterised by and open office culture and a flat organisation.

Specifically our highly technological and vastly mechanically orientated projects are full of challenges in the field of engineering and mechatronics. Challenges that we solve carefully, creatively and technically sound.

To enforce our team in this field, we are looking for a ‘classical’ mechanical engineer with analytical depth and talents and a hands-on mentality.

What will you be doing?

At FLEX/design, you will be part of our multi-disciplinary team of industrial designers, mechanical engineers, UX-designers, strategists, prototypers and project managers and you will be linked with a wide network of specialists. You will help creating surprising product innovations from your mechanical engineering perspective.  Clients and colleagues will turn to you for a sharp, technical view on a variety of design challenges. You will make thorough analysis and develop a clear understanding of the core of the problem. You will use both classical mechanics and dynamics knowledge, as well as aids like SolidWorks, Creo and ANSYS to do so, and come up with a variety of creative technical solutions and support these with calculations to get to grips with the essential characteristics.

When developing ground breaking product innovations, you will take into account a variety of demands, such as cost-consequences of your choices, legal requirements and norms, weight-reduction, ease of use, aesthetics, modularity, performance and development budgets. It will be your job to support the team from an engineering point of view to get to beautiful, elegant solutions.

Does the following profile suit you?

  • at least 20 years of experience in developing mechanical and technical engineering solutions;

  • HBO, WO Bachelor or Master Mechanical Engineering (ME), Mechatronics, or Aerospace Engineering;

  • proficient with FEA, statics and dynamics calculations in strength, stress, deformation, pressure, etc. to validate and optimise design;

  • broadly oriented knowledge of manufacturing techniques, materials and the reality of procurement and production;

  • good understanding of tolerances, and its consequences for function and production;

  • experienced with mechanics and mechatronics, and able to make the right decision in technical solutions and components;

  • proficient with SolidWorks, CREO, ANSYS

  • structured thinker on risk and effect analysis, quality control and FMEA;

  • analytical yet creative thinker, with excellent technical insight and inventive spirit;

  • specific, pragmatic and goal oriented documenting skills;

  • able to develop ideas and solutions based on limited input and information;

  • technically curious and willing to keep up to date on new technologies, materials and manufacturing methods;

  • likes to work on a multitude of projects with a flexible attitude.

Interested?

Does all of this inspire and entice you and do you think your seniority can support the team at FLEX/design? Please send us your motivation, a resume and some relevant examples of your work to: c.blankestijn@flex.nl attn: Christa Blankestijn.