Mechatronica Drive Project Engineer

Research & Development

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 highly dynamic behaviour as a result of the multitude of oscillating movements. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Mechatronics Drive Project Engineer.

Your role

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

  • You will develop new drive systems for our machines. You will help design mechatronic systems in which the right choice of motors, control approaches and power electronics are crucial. You do this in close consultation with the mechanical engineers.
  • You draft 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 work in a team in Vandewiele and give assignments and follow up tasks at our international sister companies in the Vandewiele group
  • 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 with Matlab is a plus
  • You work analytically and are able to fathom problems in order to propose a suitable solution
  • Accuracy and perseverance characterise you
  • You communicate fluently in Dutch and English

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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