/Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

Create prototypes in an innovative R&D environment for Agriculture & Food and Health & Nutrition Solutions

Mechanical Engineer

What you will do

We need you as a Mechanical Engineer to be part of our multidisciplinary team to develop mechanical solutions that can be used for research and studies in the fields of preventive health, agriculture & food. In close collaboration with engineers from different disciplines, you will be responsible for the design and production of parts for innovative prototype systems that need mechanical, mechatronic, or robotic functions. A typical use case is a sensor development project where there is a need for a mechanism in which a sensor can measure a fluid. The mechanism for sampling and filtering the fluid is something you will develop. Additionally, you will support engineers from other domains (industrial design, electronics, data science, biomedical) with application development questions and maintenance.

Your responsibilities as a Mechanical Engineer are:

  • Developing prototypes and fixtures to be used for research, demonstrators, and test setups.
  • Producing and assembling prototypes with tools on site, such as 3D printing, CNC machining, and laser cutting.
  • Outsourcing the manufacturing and assembly of parts to external suppliers.
  • Preparing necessary technical documentation to use in manufacturing, such as a bill of materials and 2D engineering drawings.
  • Supporting with mechanical calculations, such as stress analyses, CAE/FEA, and tolerance stack-ups.
  • Organizing the activities in the mechanical workshop. Including re-stocking of consumables, maintenance of equipment, and providing workshop introduction training. 

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology, in an international network of renowned industrial customers. This is your opportunity to bring new technologies to the market that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.

OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary collaboration agreement between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboudumc, and imec. Imec The Netherlands, as an employer of choice, offers you an attractive compensation and benefits package including a 100% employer-paid pension plan and flexible working hours. Furthermore, imec-NL offers a wide range of training possibilities.

At the same time, OnePlanet is a new collaboration of 3 renowned and globally respected research institutes/universities. By joining the OnePlanet team, you will be part of a team of world changers; disruptive innovators, and practical thinkers. Here, your ideas will have an impact on our future lives.

Who you are

  • Educational background in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automotive or equivalent with an MBO+, BSc, or similar degree.
  • 2+ years of experience in an R&D environment or working on innovative projects.
  • Experience with 3D modeling (CAD, preferably SolidWorks), CAM, prototyping, stress analyses, FEA calculations, and creating engineering drawings is a must.
  • Knowledge of construction principles, material selection, manufacturing techniques, and tolerance analysis.
  • Additional knowledge and experience in the areas below is a plus:
    • CNC machining, hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid dynamics, surface finishes, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), DFMA.
  • Affinity in the fields of health or agriculture & food is a must.
  • You have a hands-on and team player attitude, which means taking initiative, thinking proactively, and having a flexible and solving problem attitude are attributes that define yourself.
  • You can communicate with colleagues outside your field of expertise, and you are interested in acquiring new skills and competencies.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken), Dutch language skills are preferred.


Does this position sound like an interesting next step in your career at imec? Don’t hesitate to submit your application by clicking on ‘APPLY NOW’.
Should you have more questions about the job and the recruitment process, you can contact Mayuri Nalawade, Talent Acquisition Specialist. You can reach Mayuri by email at mayuri.nalawade.ext@imec.nl. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume, and include a motivation letter.