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Mechanical engineer

Location: headquarters Amsterdam, NL 

Department: product development

The Mechanical Engineer develops the parts and modules, with respect to proper function, strength & stiffness, durability and manufacturability, while maintaining the design intent.


  • Develop reliable products, modules and parts.
  • Dimension according to load case and material use.
  • DFM /DFA: Align manufacturing and assembly method with the Tool engineers, XM organization and suppliers to achieve products that are producible in mass quantities in an efficient and reliable way.
  • Document the design into a full 3D, 2D definition including tolerances and verification report.

Professional Skills

  • Write requirements: Ability to write requirements at the right level of abstraction/detail, which are testable. Define (mis)use cases and derive load cases from there.
  • Strength and Stiffness: Ability to size parts correctly to withstands applicable load cases.
  • Statics and Dynamics: Ability to derive load cases in static and dynamic (incl impact) use situations.
  • Tribology: Ability to size parts and choose material combinations to withstand wear and tear usage.
  • Verification and Validation: Ability to design a test method, to be able to verify the requirement.
  • Design for manufacturing: Ability to apply relevant production techniquefor producing the concept/product.
  • Design for assembly: Understanding of DFA philosophy and knowledge of assembling techniques and able to translate it in the design.
  • 3D CAD modelling: Ability to make clean 3D SolidWorks models suitable for tool making.
  • Use relevant software: Solidworks.
  • Create 2D drawings suitable for mass production and Quality Control, based on the bugaboo 2D drawing standard.
  • Make tolerance analysis: Ability to analyze an assembly based on function and production requirements and define a feasible tolerance budget.
  • Quality control methodology: Take process capability into account during design and engineering. Deliver a product definition (2D drawing) that is clear input for QC and IQC.

The Mechanical Engineer has basic understanding of:

  • Knowledge of project collaboration tools: Ability to work with collaborative planning.
  • Mechanical design: Ability to apply robust design principles to fulfill required functions.
  • Material knowledge: Ability to apply in depth knowledge of applicable materials (Plastic, metal).

Personal Competences

  • Accuracy: Being detail-oriented and handling details accurately and effectively.
  • Initiative: Being alert for opportunities, new situations or problems, and act accordingly at an early stage. Identifying problems or obstacles and solving them as quickly as possible
  • Cooperation: Contributing to a common result through effective team work.


  • Mechanical Engineering.

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