Technician Mechanical Design

Technician Mechanical Design

Published Deadline Location
16 Jan 5 Feb Enschede

Job description

We offer a position for a technician within the Robotics and Mechatronics (RaM) group of the University of Twente! In the RaM group we research medical robotics, aerial robotics, tele-robotics, inspection and maintenance robotics, social robotics, and more. We have a fantastic 350+ m2 lab with dozens of tailor made robotics solutions. In addition, we have a new rapid prototyping lab with 17 3D printers, laser cutter, PCB production facilities, etc.

RaM consists of approximately 50 people including professors, postdocs, (post)graduate students, technical and secretarial support. Furthermore, we have several shared facilities including a very modern and fully equipped operating room and outdoor testing facilities.

The team of technicians at RaM support research and education activities in various ways. Firstly, they maintain essential infrastructure such as labs, software, and rapid prototyping equipment. Secondly, they support the mechanical design and realization of experimental setups - including production of 3D printed and laser cut parts. Thirdly, they support practical teaching activities.

In this position you will be a full member of the team of technicians. Your responsibilities include:
  • Management of the labs in coordination with lab users
  • Maintenance and production using the rapid prototyping facilities
  • Support with PCB design
  • Supporting with development of phantoms for experiments
  • Support in rapid prototyping, including 3D design for 3D printing
  • Technical support for experimental setups in the labs
  • Support of demonstrations in and visits to the lab
  • Support of procurement for the lab


University of Twente (UT)


  • You are a technician with electronics and/or mechatronics background (at least BSc in applied sciences (=HBO);
  • You are able to work independently and as a part of a team and maintain a dedicated and flexible mindset;
  • You are social and enjoy working in interaction with other people. You like helping other people. You have excellent communication skills;
  • You enjoy working in a dynamic environment, where focused work is alternated with responding to ad-hoc requests and questions;
  • You take pride and joy in maintaining an organized and representative lab environment;
  • As you will work in an international environment, you need to be proficient in English.

Conditions of employment

  • You will be appointed for a period of one year for 32-40 hours a week with the prospect of a permanent contract after positive evaluation.
  • The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues within a very stimulating scientific environment.
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU);
  • Gross salary between € 3.098,- and € 4.257,- per month depending on experience and qualifications;
  • Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme;
  • Free access to sports facilities on campus
  • Between 29 and 41 leave days in case of full-time employment;
  • Excellent support and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • We are also a family-friendly institution that offers parental leave (both paid and unpaid) and career support for partners.

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below February 5 at the latest, and include:
  • Your resume
  • A letter of motivation
Job interviews will be planned begin February.

In accordance with international law and regulations, only applicants holding the nationality of a member state of the EU/EEA or Switzerland could be employed in this support function.

For more information regarding this position, you are welcome to contact D. Dresscher (Douwe), via


  • Technical and laboratory
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3098—€4257 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 991


University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 5 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).