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Senior production engineer to design flexible assembly processes

You set up research projects with top manufacturing companies in Flanders and rethink the assembly process. You combine new technologies and new concepts in flexible assembly.

For companies manufacturing smart and highly automated machines and vehicles, Flanders Make conducts technological research to strengthen these companies’ product and process innovation.

Set up research projects for new flexible assembly work cells

To achieve an unique position  in a global competitive market, manufacturing companies will have to meet somehow the climbing demand for customized  products, at the cost of mass production.

For several high-tech manufacturing companies in Flanders, you set up research projects to:  

  • Design the concepts and the architecture of flexible assembly work cells;

  • Integrate new technologies in new production assembly solutions to increase smartness and interconnectivity;

  • Validate the performance ofthe new flexible assembly work cells

With a realistic view on a machine assembly process, you:

  • Take the technical lead of a multidisciplinary research team, combining expertise in intuitive robot programming; augmented and virtual reality applications; cognitive information sharing; sensing; actuation; motion  control; decision making and model based mechatronic system engineering with your knowledge and experience from automation or production engineer;

  • Are a technological sparring partner for the companies;

  • Get involved in other projects concerning product design, to address the producibility aspect.

Industrial assembly production engineer with a conceptual mind

You have

  • Master's degree or PhD in Engineering (Mechatronics (Mech., Electr., Electron.), Modelling & Simulation, Automotive, Control systems, Robotics, ..);

  • Track record of at least 10 years in an industrial assembly setting or production systems or hard automation

  • Affinity or interest in high tech as robotics and/or, smart and interconnected machines

  • Experience in leading projects and teams is a plus;

You are

  • A conceptual thinker inspired by research problems and technological innovation;

  • A good listener and communicator who can build sustainable relationships;

  • Pro-active and taking initiative;

  • Enthusiastic about developing new project ideas;

  • Open minded and a team player.

Be creative and work together with experts in technological innovations

  • Flanders Make gives you the opportunity to develop pre-competitive research within the next-generation vehicle machine and technologies, together with Flemish and European companies, universities and research institutes;

  • An open minded and

  • An with additional fringe benefits.

Flanders Make is working on projects in Leuven and in Lommel. Depending on your place of residence or preference, you can work on one of our sites (flexible workplace policy) or from a satellite office in Kortrijk.

Convinced? Send your motivation letter and cv

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 this job in particular. 

To apply, please send your motivation letter and cv to