Netherlands, Echt

Senior Mechanical Engineer

As a senior or lead Mechanical Engineer you will co-develop state-of-the-art power electronic converter systems to serve a diverse range of clients in the high-tech industry. You will be challenged technically on a day-to-day basis and collaborate with a team of peers to make impact by designing the (power) electronics that will change people’s lives in the near future. So are you looking for a varied job in high-tech, where you get full recognition and support, plus the chance to grow personally and professionally? Then apply immediately for the Mechanical Engineer vacancy and join our team.

Summary

Location
Netherlands, Echt
Educational background
Master or PhD inMechanical Engineering, Electromagnetics, or related
Job area
Engineering & Technology
Remote
Working in a flexible and hybrid environment
Work experience
Extensive work experience
Employment type
Fulltime

This is how you make impact as a Senior Mechanical Engineer

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in the research, design, and implementation of mechanical systems (e.g., heat sink, housing/casing, interconnects, assembly) for our state-of-the-art (power) electronic products. Leveraging your expertise in thermal management, housing design, assembly, and environmental testing will be instrumental in the development of high-quality, reliable, compact, and efficient solutions in the fields of Smart Mobility, Semicon solutions, and Connectivity.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • (Thermal Management) Designing and optimizing heat sinks and thermal management systems to ensure efficient heat dissipation and thermal stability of the active and passive components of power electronic converters, including rectifiers, inverters/amplifiers, and (isolated) DC/DC converters.
  • (Thermal Management) Conducting airflow simulations and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to optimize cooling performance and airflow distribution.
  • (Thermal Management) Utilizing analytical methods and finite element analysis (FEA) to assess thermal stresses and optimize heat sink designs.
  • (Housing Design) Leading the design and optimization of housings and enclosures for power electronics systems, considering factors such as structural integrity, thermal management, and electromagnetic shielding.
  • (Housing Design) Conducting structural analysis and simulations to ensure housing designs meet performance and reliability requirements.
  • (Assembly and Interconnects) Designing electrical and mechanical interconnects for power electronic circuits/components/modules, ensuring robustness, reliability, and ease of assembly.
  • (Assembly and Interconnects) Collaborating with electrical engineers to optimize the integration of electrical and mechanical components within the system architecture.
  • (Design for Manufacturing) Developing and implementing design for manufacturing (DFM) principles to streamline production processes and reduce manufacturing costs.
  • (Design for Manufacturing) Collaborating with manufacturing teams to identify opportunities for process optimization and scalability.
  • (Design for Environmental Tests) Designing products to withstand environmental stresses such as shock, vibration, and humidity.
  • (Design for Environmental Tests) Conducting environmental testing and analysis to validate product performance under real-world conditions.
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to address and seamlessly integrate all aspects in the design process, including hardware, software, EMC, mechanics, DFx, functional safety, etc.
  • Providing technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.
  • Staying abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends to drive continuous improvement and innovation.

This is what we offer you as a senior mechanical engineer

An appealing salary tailored to your skills and experience, complemented by an 8% vacation pay. What really sets this job apart is a challenging position in a dynamic and healthy development project-oriented environment, while working with a team of enthusiastic highly skilled professionals. Our international organization is evolving into a System Innovator in which there is focus not only on hard skills, but definitely on soft skills as well.

Furthermore, you can expect:

  • 27 days of annual leave
  • Plus 13 days off work pursuant to the Reduction of Working Hours Act
  • Working in a flexible and hybrid environment
  • Travel expenses
  • Profit-sharing scheme
  • Bicycle plan
  • Investment in your personal growth

This is what you bring to the team

As a Mechanical Engineer you are an expert in the (electro-) mechanics domain and will contribute to developing and producing innovative (power) electronic solutions in our Strategic Power electronics Technology Line and our team of problem-solving enthusiasts. Collaborate with teammates to oversee the control aspect of our cutting-edge projects, acting as a liaison between customers and our department. You will be point of contact for project managers, system architects, domain designers and customers. In this role, you will coach project members in diverse, project-based work. You can think of projects in the fields of Smart Mobility, Semicon solutions, and Connectivity.

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electromagnetics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical design for power converters, with strong background in thermal management, housing design, and assembly, and with a proven track record of successful project execution.
  • Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor, etc.) for 3D modeling and simulation.
  • Experience with thermal analysis software (e.g., ANSYS, COMSOL) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools.
  • Knowledge of finite element analysis (FEA) and structural analysis techniques.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes and design for manufacturability (DFM) principles.
  • Knowledge of environmental and mechanical testing methodologies and standards, such as IEC 60068, IEC 60529, CS.00056 standards.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Ready to make impact?

Great! Apply now and explore Neways to create impact as a Senior Mechanical Engineer

Do you have any questions? Please contact our Corporate Recruiter.

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