Mechanical Lead Engineer – IMS Almelo
What is required?
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or similar
- Minimum of 5 years work experience in developing machines
- Knowledge of/experience with mechatronic systems and design principles
- Good command of Dutch and English, both verbally and in writing
- Resourceful, able to work with all engineering disciplines
What will you get?
- €3.800 – €5.000 gross p/m, depending on knowledge and experience
- 40-hour working week
- 27 holiday days + 7 atv days
- Personal training budget
What will you do?
30% Managing team and coordinating projects
20% Devising and developing concepts
15% Client consultation
15% Draw up test plans and review designs
10% Consultation with colleagues
10% Project management
As a Mechanical Lead Engineer at IMS, you are responsible for drawing up machine designs based on customer requirements. You translate the customer requirements into a design, set up the test plans and make sure the machine meets all requirements before it goes to the customer. If one of your Sales colleagues is talking to a new customer, you join in when the technical content is discussed. Customers often have an abstract idea of what they want: it’s up to you to ask the right questions so that the requirements become clear. On this basis, you can make a global 3D design. This design is then refined and adjusted in consultation with the customer, during which you have an advisory role. If the customer agrees to the design, you will work it out in detail and manage the Engineering team that will create the design. Your focus shifts from the customer to the team: you now mainly take on a coordinating role by explaining what needs to be done and by ensuring that everyone does their job. In the meantime, you make test plans and perform reviews, both internally and for the customer. You are and remain the point of contact for technical questions, which means that your job also involves some project management. On average, a project lasts three to six months: during this time, you will work intensively with an Engineering team, the customer and often the R&D team on the customer side. Ideally, the Engineering team consists of a number of Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers and Mechanical Engineers, but this varies per customer and per project. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated. We do not derive rights or obligations from profiles and cv’s that are sent unsolicited. Therefore, we regard them as not being sent.
“If you enjoy designing a complete machine in a multidisciplinary team, taking into account mechanics, hardware and software, and find it challenging to provide structure within project teams, then this is a job for you.”
“On an enjoyable working day in the morning, I run into a challenging, technical design issue, which I don’t immediately know how to tackle. By the end of the day, I have managed to come up with a workable solution.”
“During a less enjoyable day, I am informed by a customer that a completed design still needs to be adjusted. This takes a lot of effort, because I have to put my team members back to work and process all the financial and administrative changes.”
“A customer has been using an IMS machine for two years with complete satisfaction, but due to minor product optimisations the quality of the machine unexpectedly drops. The customer calls you for advice: how do you deal with this?”
The customer asks if you can think about possible machine settings or small adjustments that might improve the quality. The IMS machine reacts differently to the product optimisation than you expected, so you investigate why. You also visit the customer to take a look at the machine, try some things out and discuss the solution. You think there is a possibility to solve this, so you go to work on a test setup. This works out successfully, so the improved design can be built by the Engineers. Then it goes back to the customer, who you are also involved with. You ensure that the machine is set up correctly and that it quickly returns to full working order.
The growth path within IMS is not fixed. You will be given the opportunity and room for personal and professional growth, for example by following training courses. IMS makes a budget and set time available for this. In addition, initiative and entrepreneurship are highly valued within IMS.
Working at IMS
IMS (Integrated Mechanization Solutions) develops and supplies highly accurate production systems. IMS has been doing this for twenty years, with Almelo as its place of business. IMS specialises in building (automated) assembly lines and in process automation for small, complex products and assemblies. IMS always strives for accuracy and high volumes in the assembly lines. The customers IMS supports are mainly OEMs and TIER 1 suppliers in the field of automotive, photonics, smart devices and the medical world. *Acquisition in response to vacancies is not appreciated. We do not derive rights or obligations from profiles and cv’s that are sent unsolicited. Therefore, we regard them as not being sent.