Prototyping engineer

Prototyping engineer

As a prototyping engineer you will work in the R&D team together with our expert engineers in the field of plasma, electricity, physics, chemistry and software. With these colleagues you design, build and test setups, carry out measurements and provide reports. Your work will cover building laboratory setups and making prototypes. Your background in Electrical Engineering will provide you with a solid base to convert the requests from research into working setups and prototypes. However the work is not limited to electrical design work. Physical prototypes and lab setups require mechanical parts as well. Your role also includes mechanical design and fabrication. You are able or interested to learn to make metal or plastic parts by, for example, (conventional) turning and milling. Next to the design of the setups and prototypes you can also help the researchers with automating and controlling the laboratory setups. You are practical, willing to learn and have a hands-on mentality. You are a real team player who facilitates his department.

Job requirements

You are the missing link who completes our team using your experience in designing high-tech machines in mechatronics. You can make the connection between the electrotechnical and mechanical parts. 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. As such, you play a crucial role in our PAW-machines’ product development and production. A dynamic process because you will be collaborating with development, engineering, production, and suppliers.

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 compose PCB designs using Altium. You see to design reviews, together with other disciplines.
  • 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.
  • Accurate working is an absolute must in high-tech developments
  • You are a team player within our small dynamic company
  • You have good communication skills.
  • We are an international team and work worldwide so mastering English spoken and written is a must.
What do we offer you?

VitalFluid offers you a great opportunity to contribute to new sustainable technologies that will make our world a better place. In addition, we offer a competitive benefits package, an open, international and ambitious corporate culture in which we value continuous learning and development for everyone.

For more information, please contact Alice Leclercq (085-0603025). Do you prefer to apply directly? Please send your CV and cover letter to You will receive a response within a few working days. Reference checking and a personal assessment may be part of the application procedure.