Senior Mechanical Function Developer

  • Aanbod Good remuneration
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8023900
  • Locatie Drachten
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Consumer Goods

Over deze vacature

For the Mechanical Development team of Business Group Coffee we are looking for a Mechanical Engineer who will work on function development of coffee applications from initial ideas to prove of function multidisciplinary team.

As a Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for creating new mechanical functions and its design to prove the principle and function for products in filter, portioned and espresso coffeemakers.


As a Senior Mechanical Function Developer in the Mechanical Development Team of BG Coffee you will be responsible for:

  • Working with multidisciplinary team of product engineers and developers within product development projects
  • Setting up requirements for new function
  • Creating concepts for new functions
  • Proof principles and function
  • Setting requirements as input for creation phase and decision making
  • Responsible for the design of the overall concept, an proving the function


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women’s health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor’s office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare’s unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.

You will be based in Drachten, the Netherlands. Our site in Drachten started in 1950 as a small factory and is nowadays one of the largest innovation and production sites of Philips Consumer Lifestyle. Approximately 2,000 employees of more than 35 nationalities are continuously working on new, innovative products and further improvement of our processes. This site has a surface area of 280,000 square meters. Our goal is being the best place to work for people who share our passion. You will become part of the Coffee team that consists of 55 enthusiastic innovation specialists


You will be working with a team of international colleagues in which you can be sure of a healthy work-life balance. We will also reward your effort and achievements with an attractive salary and fringe benefits. You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips. A quick summary of our terms of employment:

  • Fixed, competitive fixed salary commensurate with knowledge and experience
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Good pension scheme
  • Overtime will be compensated in payment of wages or time-for-time
  • Continuous challenging projects in the technology sector
  • Intensive and personal guidance
  • Opportunity to participate in a personal coaching programme
  • Inspiring master classes
  • Specialised training courses or a complete training programme


To be successful as a Senior Mechanical Function Developer, we are looking for the following:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of mechanical product development
  • You are familiar with state-of-the-art development techniques and CAD. You have knowledge of the design of mechanical constructions in plastic and preferably you are familiar with the manufacturability aspects (mould/tooling design), analysis (strength, stiffness) and drive mechanisms
  • You show drive and are quality driven
  • Experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus
  • You like to test the new function in lab scale yourself
  • DOE knowledge is preferred
  • The ability to balance innovation and practical realization
  • Determination in decision making and independence
  • You are ambitious, a team player and you have good coordination and communication skills