CAE Project Engineer


Van de Wiele has long been a market leader in the development, construction and installation of high-tech, innovative carpet and velvet weaving machines.

Our R&D department with international branches, is responsible for the design and integration of the various weaving machine applications, characterised by a highly dynamic behaviour due to the multitude of oscillating movements. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a CAE project engineer.

Your role

You will be part of the mechatronics group, taking the mechanical aspect to heart. After an introductory period, you will support the development department as follows:

  • You are in constant consultation with mechanical designers, drive technology engineers and your immediate CAE colleagues to shape new concepts and examine them for feasibility.
  • You draw up models of machines and submodules to predict and optimise the dynamic behaviour and loads throughout the machine.
  • You verify the models based on measurements and adjust them if necessary.
  • You check and optimise highly dynamic critical parts (gears, shafts, bearings, etc.) using FEA software and other tools.
  • You monitor technological (r)evolutions in order to implement them when sufficiently relevant.

Your profile

  • You are Master of Science in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • You have a keen interest in mechatronics and can think in a multidisciplinary way. You do not shy away from using your theoretical background and consulting a theory book in the process.
  • Knowledge of and experience in 3D-CAD systems, Matlab, FEA techniques is a plus
  • You work analytically and are able to analyse problems in order to propose a suitable solution
  • Accuracy and perseverance characterise you
  • You communicate fluently in Dutch and English and have knowledge of German and French

Our offer

  • A job in an international, healthy company with the clout of a large corporation and the dynamism and flexibility of a family business.
  • A stimulating environment in which you work closely with other international R&D departments, as well as renowned research centres.
  • You will have the opportunity to work both independently and as part of a team on challenging projects.
  • You will have a say in the implementation of various applications, where your own input and new insights are highly valued.
  • You get the opportunity to grow with the help of a well-supervised induction period complemented by extensive internal and external training opportunities.
  • We offer you a motivating remuneration in accordance with your function and profile. With us, you get the chance to join a cafeteria plan, where you can put together your own package of fringe benefits (including a company car with fuel card).
  • Finally, you will enjoy sliding hours and a family-friendly leave scheme with 38 days of leave.

Why you and Vandewiele?

Dynamic persons fit a dynamic company

  • You will be working in a high-tech setting where you will learn a lot

  • You will get proper coaching by an expert in the field with whom you will have daily contact for consultation

  • We strive for a concrete realization of the findings from the project within the period of the internship or bachelor/master thesis.

  • We have a fix number of opportunities for technical talent, which makes is very likely that after your internship or bachelor/master thesis you will find a regular job at our company.

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