Lead Designer / Architect

  • Job category Engineering
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Reference number VAC-10000442
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Contract type Secondment via YER
  • Industry Engineering

About this vacancy

Are you the Senior Mechanical Designer who actively takes part in the organization but also may find a challenge in architecture work? Do you have good communication skills in English and Dutch? We are looking for you!

Job description

As Senior Mechanical Designer/Architect you are part of Frencken Engineering department. Frencken Engineering is a specialist in all aspects of product development, from mechanical, electrical and mechatronic design to motion & control. We also have extensive applications know-how, for example, in motion control, precision positioning in cleanroom or vacuum environments. We can start with an idea, functional specifications, a working prototype or an existing product, and take it to series production. Our Product Creation Process ensures an effective project execution, including the NPI process when going into series production. The multi-disciplinary teams, led by seasoned project managers, work closely with customers’ development people as well as with our global supply chain management and manufacturing resources. As experts in ‘design for manufacture’ we avoid bottlenecks, delays and unexpected quality issues and deliver consistent quality. We provide our customers with leading edge technology from all across the globe, while maintaining a keen eye on cost and reliability

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Setup and create a technical roadmap and the requirements of a consistent system design that meets the functional specifications of our customer’s needs.
  • Definition of high level modules and related technical interfaces.
  • Creates (sub) system concepts with proven technology/risk management in mind, optimized by multi-disciplinary view (motion, vision, software, electronics and mechanics), setup in CAD, and founded by necessary theoretical calculations.
  • Creates (sub) system designs, based on defined concept(s). Product cost, regulations, manufacturability, serviceability, technical risk, project delivery time and development effort are taken into account.

Company

Frencken Europe develops and produces complex mechatronic machines and devices for leading clients in the medical, analytical and semiconductor industries, based on customer specifications. Thanks to an innovative approach and modern design techniques, the time-to-market is kept as short as possible. Frencken Europe also takes care of the construction and verification of prototypes. In addition, Frencken Europe supports the introduction within the other Frencken companies. The projects are carried out by multidisciplinary teams that work closely with development partners and suppliers. Frencken Europe is part of the international Frencken Group Ltd with subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Offer description

  • SME conditions

Candidate profile

  • Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as architect and more than 5 years’ experience as a Senior Designer in high-tech product development.
  • Proven theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical constructions, precision mechanics and DfX.
  • Skilled in stakeholder management.
  • Capable in quickly capturing the business impact of technical decisions.
  • A conceptual, lateral, analytical and creative thinker with helicopter view.
  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch.
  • Leadership (technical), motivating, coaching and delegating skills