Mechanical Designer CAD

You realise the mechanical design for building smart machines, assembly cells and robots to demonstrate and test new technologies.

Do you want to conceive, design and build demos and lab infrastructure? Will you help building autonomous tractors, new transmissions, fruit picking robots, drones, smart production cells with cobots, self-driving vehicles, and much more?

Job description

As a mechanical designer CAD, you help building demos and research infrastructure.

  • You conceive and discuss the design requirements within the project team and examine its practical feasibility.
  • You create 3D CAD designs with Inventor and perform the necessary calculations such as finite element calculations.
  • You co-conceive demos or lab set-ups. After the completion of your design, you also ensure the actual realisation, building some parts yourself and outsourcing others.
  • You also build business relationships with suppliers.
  • The ideal candidate contributes to the management and organisation within the lab.


You have

  • A Master's degree in (Electro-) mechanical Engineering;
  • The necessary background to work independently; preferably 2 years of professional work experience, and knowledge of the Machinery Directive and machine safety.
  • The ability to conceive technical solutions together with fellow researchers

You are

  • Passionate about new technologies
  • Proficient in designing;
  • A hands-on approach to build set-ups;
  • Creative and result-oriented;
  • A proactive teamplayer;
  • Communicative, excellent in English;
  • Keen to learn.


  • A job with impact on science and technology. You create leverage and synergies within Flanders Make and far beyond.
  • The opportunity to develop yourself within its network of leading industrial companies, universities, and research institutes;
  • An open-minded, flexible, and challenging working environment;
  • A warm atmosphere and first-class colleagues;
  • A varied job through which you will continuously work on different set-ups, machines and robots in an international team;
  • Career opportunities;
  • An attractive salary with fringe benefits.

Testimonial video of Flanders Make colleagues.

We work on projects on 3 sites. Most of your assignments will be situated on our site in Leuven.

Location: Leuven


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