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Design & Test Engineer

With a top-notch test infrastructure, you offer companies a taste in the latest technologies to strengthen their production process

Flanders Make researchers are developing technologies for design and production of high-performant, flexible and autonomous machines and vehicles.
f.e. Rethinking the drivetrain setups in machines, robots or vehicles ; Improving quality and speed of additive manufacturing machines ; Validating the gluing process in challenging adhesive joints.
New solutions are tested on our demonstration and validation infrastructure in controlled conditions.

Improve automotive/ industrial machine performance and production processes

For different production processes and mechatronic applications, you :

  • Work in a team, where you focus on the design of prototype/demonstrators and on the construction of test setups.
  • Use, expand and manage the test setups, working closely together with technology experts in different domains (sensing, control, software architecture, software integration, automation, robotics, vehicle dynamics and/or laser/optics, adhesive bonding, additive manufacturing, testing,...

More concretely, you will :

  • Organize virtual and experimental test so you define the test plan of research projects together with the projectteam and take the lead to define the specification, architecture, validation aspects, so you create and adapt virtual models before experimental tests, so you formulate the requirements for new equipment or software needed, so you instrument the hardware for experimental test;

  • Analyse the testdata together with the team;

  • Scope what we can do so you know your infrastructure and identify the scope and timing of the research solutions we can offer to companies, so you detect opportunities for new business;

  • Technically coordinate the infrastructure, so you adjust infrastructure for new research needs, so you ensure that all equipment and infrastructure functions safely and optimally at all times.

Hands-on Technical Researcher

You have :

  • A master's degree in Engineering (Industial, Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Material, Power electronics,…;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in an academic or industrial environment, preferably in mechatronic or mechanical machine design or in production process design, in instrumentation and testing, sensors (vision systems, temperature sensors,..) and actuators;
  • A strong interest in different production processes and mechatronic applications;
  • Affinity with the technological domain of Flanders Make’s research infrastructure;
  • Domain-specific expertise is a big plus;
  • Experience in a safety critical test environment is also a plus;
  • Ability to get acquainted easily with different software packages. Daily use of mechanical design packages.

You are :

  • Inspired by technological innovation;
  • Eager to broaden your knowledge about other domains and new manufacturing processes;
  • Pro-active and taking initiative;
  • Result-driven;
  • A professional communicator in English;
  • Hands-on, making your hands dirty in the lab is a pleasure;
  • Open minded and a team player.


  • Flanders Make gives you the opportunity to develop yourself in the network of top industry and universities and research institutes;
  • An open-minded, flexible and challenging working environment;
  • A warm atmosphere and top colleagues;
  • An attractive salary with fringe benefits.

  • Location: Leuven, Lommel or Kortrijk


For more information:
at the number: +32 (0)11 790 590
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