Experienced Mechatronics Automation Engineer

Experienced Mechatronics Automation Engineer

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7 Dec 29 Jan Delft

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Would you like to help develop state-of-the-art industrial automation systems and intelligent robots for the aerospace industry? Become a Mechatronics Automation Engineer at TU Delft.

Job description

Working in multiple project teams, you’ll be designing, implementing, testing and operating highly complex automated manufacturing cells at SAM|XL. Our name says it all: we are TU Delft’s R&D centre for smart advanced manufacturing, focusing on automated production of very large, lightweight structures. One of the projects you’ll be involved in is “Penelope’: a large scale demonstrator for composite aircraft construction.  And that means you’ll get to work on our massive gantry robot with its Siemens control system.

You’ll be programming industrial robots, programming and implementing PLCs, assembling mechatronic systems, designing and developing EEFs and integrating EEFs and peripheral equipment into the industrial robots, using data busing. As our work is experimental, you’ll also be involved in trials, based on which you will adapt and improve your designs, and implement the required changes in our robots. And as we work closely with our industrial clients and the TU Delft’s Faculties of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, you will also assist their researchers with experiment-related configurations.

Our tight-knit, multidisciplinary team of some twenty highly-motivated engineers will be your homebase. Together, we develop and build demonstrators for leading global industries and as part of EU-funded consortiums. Important work, as we are contributing to making the high-tech manufacturing industry, and the aerospace industry in particular, more sustainable. Our welcoming and informal atmosphere is your oxygen, feeding your drive to pioneer and explore. We help each other, have fun and give everyone the credit they deserve. And you’ll get every opportunity to evolve and grow your career.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • You hold a BSc or MSc in Mechatronic, Robotic or Mechanical Engineering.
  • You have at least 4 years of experience in programming industrial robots, and programming and implementing PLCs. 
  • You have demonstrable experience of working in a relevant field, like robotics or a high-tech manufacturing environment.
  • You are experienced in configuring, programming and operating industrial manufacturing equipment. If you’re not yet experienced in industrial robotics, ROS, C++ and/or Phython, you are keen to learn.
  • You have experience of designing, assembling and operating high and low voltage systems as well as industrial data connectivity and fieldbuses. If you do not yet have experience with Siemens, you are quick to learn.
  • You have a keen interest in, or experience of advanced manufacturing, including lightweight structures and composite materials.
  • You leverage your communication skills to collaborate successfully with academic colleagues and our industrial partners within EU-funded programmes.
  • You have a good command of English, as you’ll be working in an internationally diverse community.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary based on your education level and work experience in scale 10 or 11 in accordance with the collective agreement (cao) for Dutch Universities between € 3.557 and € 4.670 gross per month, plus an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • If you perform satisfactorily, your salary will rise one step each year, unless you have reached the highest step of the scale. 
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 250 PhD candidates and over 2,700 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.


SAM|XL is an ambitious and energetic collaborative research centre at the Delft University of Technology (DUT) in the Netherlands with a focus on Industry4.0, cognitive robotics, automated manufacturing and AI. As a 100% subsidiary of DUT, SAM|XL aims at enabling advanced manufacturing companies (aerospace, maritime, wind energy) to make optimal use of Industry4.0 technology to improve the quality and sustainability of their products, whilst simultaneously reducing cost.

World-class research from both the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and the Cognitive Robotics department of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is combined with challenges from industry. In a dedicated factory space of 2000 m2 SAM|XL is building a variety of large-scale, automated manufacturing cells to develop and demonstrate smart manufacturing technology in close collaboration with engineers from the partnering companies and researchers and Europe’s leading Research Institutes. More information about SAM|XL can be found on www.samxl.com.

In time, SAM|XL is expanding and linking its robotic infrastructure into a prototype “Factory of the Future”, which will function as a Didactic Factory for innovtion and education of the next generation engineers and

Our company culture can be described as hospitable, and challenging; every team member gets credits for her or his contribution. We get energy by wrecking our brain, pioneering and exploring. An informal atmosphere is our oxygen: we help each other, have fun and make sure everyone is involved!


  • Technical and laboratory
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • TUD02985


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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