Mechanical engineer

Mechanical engineer

Your machine designs for our PAW production ensure you will make our world a bit better again. This is how we realise an alternative for chemical fertiliser, producing food in a green manner.

Your impact on a sustainable world

You will expand our team using your experience in designing high-tech machines in mechanical engineering. You take on the Proof of Concept and complete the engineering for this in detail. Thus, you will create an engineering package (BOM, 2D/3D drawings, PCB designs) to enable the production of our PAW machines.

Very specifically, you will design, draw, and calculate Plasma machines, modules, and parts in accordance with the set specifications and functional design. Logically, you will perform all the required calculations, checks and analyses in functionality, manufacturability, mountability, quality assurance and reliability of the design. This is what your process basically looks like:

  • You draw up mechanical and electrotechnical machine and component requirements and create 2D/3D drawings via the AUTOCAD Inventor system. You make strength calculations, select materials & components and fine-tune with suppliers.
  • You determine which materials and measurements will be used while continuously working on improvement suggestions and standardisation of products and work methods.
  • You frequently coordinate with suppliers and production partners.
Your team

You will work in a small team with a Lead Engineer, another Mechanical Engineer, Mechatronics engineer and an Electrotechnician. You will form a ‘triangle’ with the latter two. Together you will form the basis for engineering our machines (applications) and marketing our technology. The basis of our organisation is the fundamental R&D, that leads to plasma technology development. From there, application development is created, after which we head towards the prototype (deliver Proofs of Concept). Then we get to the engineering, to design the application in detail and then we proceed to our partners to have the applications integrated, so they will finally end up with our customers for installation. Thus, you will appreciate that you are part of an essential step in our primary process.

At VitalFluid, a team of some 30 colleagues are working in an open and approachable atmosphere. A place where you will be given all the freedom, to take full advantage of your creative and innovative potential. ‘Creavation’ is an important value to us, and it represents the perfect merger of creativity and innovation. We are doers, hard workers who are very well able to handle hard deadlines. Your enterprising character perfectly fits this team of pioneers. Our nationalities and backgrounds are quite diverse, which is great for our innovation. Because this way, everything will be viewed from different perspectives, to come to the best results. We are all quite different but have one thing in common: our love for cheese straws and other snacks to go with drinks.

The VitalFluid benefits

A real opportunity to improve the world as well as yourself. You will be working on the greatest innovations, and we provide the opportunity to continuously develop yourself. You will receive:

  • A gross salary starting from € 3,500 to € 5,000 per month.
  • 35 holidays and 8% holiday allowance.
  • A laptop.
  • Commuting allowance should you take the car or bike to the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, or a public transport travel pass.
Your passion for technology

As a real team player, you will get the best out of the collaboration with your colleagues. With a sizeable dose of entrepreneurship and focus on development, you are keen to work on technology that adds to a more sustainable world. You thrive in this place, where procedures are still being developed; even more, you love to contribute to that. In addition:

  • You have a bachelor or master in Mechanical engineering and have been developing high-tech machines for several years.
  • You are familiar with certification standards like CE and have experience with Inventor.
  • You get energy from reaching deadlines and stay cool despite any pressure.
  • You have splendid communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

You live in the Netherlands or Belgium.

VitalFluid, the global knowledge centre for plasma technology

We are working on a relatively new phenomenon, where Plasma Activated water (PAW) is produced using just water, air, and electricity. Based on our varied know-how, together we develop high tech applications in the area of PAW. In doing this, we simulate a natural principle: if lightning strikes water, the water is temporarily given a disinfecting function and a little nitrogen is added to the water. The nutritious and purifying ‘growth water’ emerging here, is quite a suitable alternative for chemical pesticides and polluting fertiliser. This way we want to help realising our CO2-reduction and reach the objective of growing our food biologically for at least 25% in 2030, while using 50% fewer pesticides.

Our team of 30 thus commits to a better world. We have the ambition to develop our Plasma-technology even further, so over the period to come, we will grow as an organisation. We are keen to add (technical) specialists to our team, who are looking forward to making the world greener, together with us.

Take the next step in growing to a better world

This is your opportunity to really make an impact on the world. Are you interested? Then apply now!

Do you have any questions? Please call Alice Leclercq on 085 0603025