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Prototyping Engineer (ook schoolverlaters!)

Via NOVA Engineering

NOVA Engineering is a partner specialized in project sourcing and recruitment & selection of technical employees and engineers.

Our client is an internationally strong organization. A manufacturer and machine builder with expertise in engineering, sales and service of specialized equipment to optimize production processes and production flow. To strengthen their R&D department in Flemish-Brabant we're looking for a "Prototyping Engineer".

Prototyping Engineer (ook schoolverlaters!)

Job description

  • Assembling of prototypes both of nearly finished machines as proof-of-concept set-ups.
  • Perform warehouse activities (e.g. receive material deliveries) related with prototype building.
  • Design, specify, and/or fabricate test equipment and data acquisition systems.
  • Work closely together with the other development teams to create new (process) concepts or improvements on existing machines.
  • Install and test new machines both in-house as at first lead customers.
  • Create documentation to make the transfer of production to the operations department possible. 
  • Design/develop acceptance test procedures of systems and subsystems based on direction from engineering teams and field feedback to ensure proper configuration/functionality of all production units.
  • Provide feedback to the product development team regarding functionality, ease-of-use, and performance of software/hardware.
  • Play an active role in the industrialization of new machines in close collaboration with the operation sites abroad, this may include some travelling.
  • Provide support to service and operations department as needed. This may include some traveling.
  • Provide technical guidance to other team members.
  • Provide support to technology department as needed.


  • You have an A2 or Bachelor degree in (electro)mechanics or other technical specialty
  • School leavers are welcome!
  • You have a good knowledge of PLC and VFD (Variable Frequency Drives) programming
  • You have experience in mechanical draftswork, preferably in Solidworks
  • You have effective troubleshooting skills
  • You are conscientious and have a cooperative team player attitude
  • You have the ability to self-motivate
  • You have an inquisitive nature, mindset to find out the reason behind problems
  • You have accurate computer skills: knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both verbal and in writing
  • You adhere to all safety procedures in the performance of job duties
  • EHBO and a forklift driver certificated is a plus.


  • An intensive training in the products and technology.
  • A challenging and innovative work environment with pleasant atmosphere and potential for career growth.
  • A competitive salary package with fringe benefits.
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