With a top-notch test infrastructure, you offer companies a taste in the latest technologies to strengthen their production process.
Flanders Make researchers are developing technologies for design and production of high-performant, flexible and autonomous machines and vehicles.
f.e Rethinking the drivetrain setups in machines, robots or vehicles
f.e. Improving quality and speed of additive manufacturing machines
f.e. Validating the gluing process in challenging adhesive joints
New solutions are tested on our demonstration and validation infrastructure in controlled conditions.
Improve automotive/ industrial machine performance and production processes
For different production processes and mechatronic applications, you:
More concretely, you will:
- Organize virtual and experimental tests;
- Analyse the testdata together with the team
- Scope what we can do
- Technically coordinate the infrastructure
“I will rebuild the machine or part and do all necessary tests to show that the concept works. I ensure that the tests are carried out, but I am also involved in designing and setting up the testplan. … For me, a technical job with a lot of variety is ideal. One moment you sit together with someone who builds cars, the other moment with someone who makes windmills, or copiers..” (Koen V., Design & Test Engineer since 2007 @ Flanders Make)
In the Flanders Make Joining & Materials Lab (JML Lab) we really mimic the exact conditions of the production process. We have the necessary tools to do so: an industrial robot with a mixing dosing unit; a climate chamber, we have a laser device and a plasma device for treating surfaces, ...
I perform research on all relevant parameters within the gluing process.... Afterwards I analyze the data of the practical tests. …. We can use high-tech tools. I program the industrial robot or I teach the intelligent collaborative robot to do a calculated series of tasks. ..” (Koen G., Design & Test Engineer since 2014 @ Flanders Make)
Hands-on Technical Researcher
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Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. From our sites in Lommel, Leuven and Kortrijk, we stimulate open innovation through excellent research.
Our purpose: realising a top-level research network in Flanders that delivers full support to the innovation projects of manufacturing companies. This way, we want to contribute to new products and production processes that help to realise the vehicles, machines and factories of the future.
Because of our unique position between industry and research, our teams combine application and system proficiency with technological and scientific knowledge.
We focus on 4 key competences, all based on modelling and virtualisation:
Flanders Make colleagues work together on projects in Belgium at site Lommel and at site Leuven (flexible workplace policy). Depending on the location of the infrastructure, and your place of residence, you will work in our offices in Lommel or in Leuven.
Example video of the development of demonstrators: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv1ynbcTc-0&feature=share
Convinced? Send your motivation letter and cv
Which part of our infrastructure appeals to you the most? Do you feel you can contribute to our research with your expertise? Do you share our values and our mission? We are looking forward to reading about your story, your interest for Flanders Make and for our infrastructure.
To apply, go to http://jobs.flandersmake.be.
Please fill in the online application form and upload a motivation letter and cv.Continue reading
|Title||Design & Test Engineer|
|Job location||Gaston Geenslaan 8, 3001 Leuven, 3001 Leuven|
|Published||April 23, 2019|
|Job types||Engineer  |
|Fields||Materials Engineering,   Optics,   Mechatronics,   Industrial Engineering,   Programming Languages,   Software Engineering,   Software Design,   Automotive Engineering,   Automotive Systems Engineering,    and 8 more. Manufacturing Engineering,   Robotics,   Vehicle Dynamics,   Electrical Engineering,   Mechanical Engineering,   Mechanics,   Electronics,   Laser Physics  |