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Manager mechatronics



South of Utrecht

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Our principal is a Dutch, young, rapidly growing and award winning developer and producer of high-tech production equipment serving industry. It has offices and production facilities South of Utrecht and part of production is outsourced to the US. The company has more than 300 employees. The R&D department has 115 persons, of which 35 in Mechatronic functions. The focus in R&D will be on developing new products, expanding the applications and improving the product perception of quality. The company is currently located just south of Utrecht.

As the company grows extremely fast, all infrastructure (processes, systems, etc.) lags behind reality. This requires employees that can thrive in such an environment.



In this role you manage a team of 35 engineers/developers who focus on the engineering of mechatronic moving parts and controls, including control hardware and sensors. You are expected to allocate your team members on the projects that best match their competences, coach them towards personal and professional growth, be their sparring partner and be able to contribute to the direction of product development by developing and sharing your vision on technology.

The company is consolidating its products to a volume product and at the same time expanding the possibilities for new applications. The hardware manager needs a good understanding of the technology involved so that he/she can support the specialists in his/her team and interface with the other R&D disciplines. Your contribution is to make sure that your team develops elegant motion control solutions for new products, resulting in commercial grade production machines that can compete with the world on functionality, cost and durability and is fit for volume production.


Your profile

  • HBO or University education in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Background in a high tech or R&D and fast paced environment
  • Management experience
  • In depth knowledge and experience of drive systems, motion control
  • Creative, strong communication skills, problem-solver
  • Teamplayer, good at stakeholder management
  • Can thrive in chaos, self-starting
  • Complete command of English, command of Dutch is a strong advantage.



We can offer you an exciting job in a team where you develop products that have an impact on industrial production. This technology company is rapidly leaving its start-up roots behind and professionalising its organisation. This is an opportunity for a bright professional who can grow with the company.

The salary for this position will be 80- to 110 K€ depending on your track record.



Please send your CV and motivation letter to

In case you desire additional information, please contact Maarten Smits van Oyen at 06-22422161.

Be prepared for a live case to test your skills as part of the selection process.


In the industrial or construction sector



In the industrial or construction sector