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Sr. R&D Engineer Optomechanics / Technical Lead

Functiegroep: Engineering Automatisatie
Branche: OEM Machine- en apparatenbouwers
Vacature ID:#1842

Sr. R&D Engineer Optomechanics / Technical Lead

Our customer, Key Technology, is the producer of inspection, transport and sorting machines within the food industry. They serve the market EMEIA (Europe / Middle East / India / Africa). Key Technology is located in Hasselt (BE) has a sister company in Beusichem (the Netherlands), is a subsidiary of Key Technology Inc. (USA), and is a member of the Duravant Group. See

In Hasselt (BE) there is the global R&D centre for opto-mechanical, mechatronic and software components. In order to support the future growth, our customer is looking for a
Sr. R&D Engineer Optomechanics/Technical Lead

De functie

  • Your responsibilities as Sr. R&D Engineer Optomechanics
  • You design by using 3D detailed parametric modeling; you perform alpha and beta development and you document sub-assemblies of optical sorters with strong focus on opto-mechanical detection and imaging systems, including integration.
  • You contribute in setting up requirements and test specifications for optical, fine mechanical, mechatronic subsystems and / or components.
  • You understand interactions and trade-offs common to optimizing and integrating with the other functional R&D groups.
  • You lead design and modeling exercises and development tasks or projects.
  • You oversee the work of other engineers, technicians and consultants or contractors or suppliers.
  • You train and manage engineers and technicians to co-develop, produce and support optical mechatronic systems.
  • Work directly with Management, Marketing, and Business Development for Voice of the Customer and new concept development, and with Legacy & Mfg Engineering in support of design for manufacturing (DFM), configuration management and cost reduction efforts.
  • You continuously look for improvements via design and components to preserve Key’s leading position.
  • You support the installation and production when needed.

Het profiel

  • Master degree in mechanical, mechatronic or applied physics engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant experience in Industrial machine vision inspection & sorting systems or a minimum of 5 year’s relevant experience in a similar field.
  • Very good knowledge of computer aided design – preferable CREO3.0
  • Knowledge of optical systems, components and modelling aids such as Zemax, is a conditio sine qua non
  • Curious and open, willing to network
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts
  • Ability to work either independently or as an integral and collaborative part of a development team.
  • Must be self-motivated and aptly function in a fast-moving high-tech environment.
  • Experience with SharePoint, confluence, jira and standard office package
  • Good knowledge of English and Dutch.
  • Good communicator and experience with outsourced development.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

Het aanbod

Good, benchmarked benefits.
A challenging job in an international organization.
Large diversity of products and technologies.

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