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

From your experience and expertise, you understand exactly which choices are necessary from all core competences involved (electrical, mechanical and software) to (further) develop our machines. You make it crystal clear what the requirements for the machine are. All the good and bad options, you see it through. In this way, you get from a long list of options to a short list. The results you discuss with Wouter, our lead engineer, and together you determine which decisions we take. We are talking about the separate machine modules, where the 3 core competences come together.

Wouter oversees the entire system architecture of the machine and therefore knows exactly what fits within it, and you know the modules inside out. You combine the mechanical, electrical and software elements and therefore continuously exchange knowledge from all three disciplines. You not only work on new machines, but you are also working on improving our existing machines.

You work with (extreme) high voltage machines in combination with high power. Your challenge is to make these machines easily producible. We work with embedded, and industrial software, so you will also find great challenges there to further increase your knowledge.

  • 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.