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Flanders Make vzw

Mechanical Designer

You realise the mechanical design for building smart machines, vehicles and robots to demonstrate and test new technologies.
Published on 23 days ago

Mechanical Designer

Do you want to take on the challenge of conceiving, designing and building technological prototypes, demonstrations and lab infrastructure? At Flanders Make, you can help build an autonomous tractor, a new transmission, fruit picking robots, drones, smart production cells with cobots, self-driving vehicles, and much more.

Job description

As a mechanical designer, you participate in designing prototypes for industrial customers, demonstrations and research infrastructure:

  • You conceive and discuss the design requirements with the internal or external customer and examine the practical feasibility;
  • You create 3D CAD designs using Autodesk Inventor;
  • You co-conceive demonstrations 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 Electromechanical Engineering and you:

  • Are able to conceive technical solutions together with fellow researchers;
  • Are proficient in designing;
  • Have a hands-on approach to build set-ups;
  • Are creative and result-oriented;
  • Take initiative and are focused on cooperation;
  • Have good social skills, both in Dutch and English, and communicate in an open and assertive way;
  • Are keen to learn and passionate about new technologies.


Flanders Make gives you the opportunity to work:

  • On challenging research projects with concrete applications in companies;
  • In a young, multidisciplinary and international team;
  • In direct collaboration with high-tech companies, universities and research organisations and experts abroad.
  • While taking on a big responsibility and ownership;
  • In a growing research institution that you can help to shape.

You will get:

  • The opportunity to further develop your personal competences and expertise;
  • An open work environment. with a good work-life balance;
  • A competitive salary with fringe benefits.

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

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Flanders Make vzw | Gaston Geenslaan 8, 3001 Heverlee

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    16 days left to apply



    • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
    • Limited experience (< 2 years)
    • Dutch, English


    • Permanent
    • Full-time

    Apply before

    • 10 July

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