Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Engineering – Machinery – High Tech – Nijmegen in Nijmegen

Why are we looking for you?

The world around us is in a constant race for improvement. Stronger, faster, better are key words. This can only be achieved if technology and technological companies keep on developing, improving. NTS Group is such a company. You can be part of our technological development, accelerating the future!

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What will you do

As Mechanical Design Engineer you are responsible for the development of high-quality mechanical and mechatronic modules and systems. More specifically, NTS Optel develops optical and optical-mechatronical systems. In a multidisciplinary team, you are an active Mechanical Design Engineer with various concrete designs of subsystems / components with attention for feasibility, budget as well as user-friendliness. Key is to deliver a high-quality technical design that meets the specified specs within the specified time and budget.You make sure all information concerning version and configuration is stored well (TPD). You support your team leader in concept, draw up specifications, calculations and test specifications. You make sure you stay up-to-date on the newest developments in your area of expertise. Being a part of a small team, there is much room for your ideas and views. You develop your projects, but also yourself!

Who are you

You bring an interesting combination of technical background and development mentality to the table. Summarizing, we would be happy if your background looks something like this:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Physics or similar)
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in (precision) mechanical or mechatronical design
  • Knowledge of development methods, production techniques and discipline specific technologies such as CAD systems and/or FEM calculations.
  • Having worked in the optical field is a big plus

Furthermore, as a person, you would be best described as follows:

  • Eager to learn and develop in creative technology
  • Ambitious, self-starter and proactive
  • Interested in recent mechatronics, product and process level technologies
  • Well developed communication and social skills. You know how to convey complex topics in understandable wording
  • Strong language skills in English, Dutch is a big plus

What do we offer

NTS offers the opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic international business with a leading market position and an engaging project portfolio for various customers in the semicon, analytical and healthcare markets. At NTS we highly value our employees: we actively invest in your technical and personal development, while your expertise, energy and commitment is appreciated by means of a competitive full benefit package.

Optel is a close knit group consisting of technical professionals with a great responsibility towards customers, projects and Optel itself. We work on very challenging opto-mechatronic projects. Finding a solution together has priority over function title, pragmatism and processes go hand-in-hand. Cummulating, teamspirit and openness are strongly present in this group. Processes are guiding, but not leading. The customer is always on number one at Optel!

What can you expect

This is your opportunity to be involved in state-of-the-art technology together with competent and enthusiastic colleagues and ambitious high tech customers in a pleasant working environment. Our organization has a characteristically informal and friendly atmosphere and our staff looks out for each other. Drive, entrepreneurial spirit, a results-focused mind set and striving to be the best, are what we aim for in everything that we make and do. We will start with a one year contract. After that it can be converted to a permanent contract when the collaboration is successful. Would you like to know more about this role, or discuss your candidacy in person? Please contact our Corporate Recruiter Sabine van Rooij via +31 (0)6 21 33 29 11 or

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You will be working at one of the leading first-tier suppliers in high-tech. You are passionate about and committed to your specialization, just like our other colleagues. In return for your passion and enthusiasm, we will provide you with chances and opportunities to grow further in your career.

You like to work on projects which contribute to the technology of the future. We make sure to connect challenging projects and activities to your knowledge and competences in the best possible way. That’s how we accelerate the future for you and our customers.

You are motivated to take professional and competence oriented courses, in order to keep developing your knowledge and skills in the field of innovation, creativity, talent development and entrepreneurship.

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