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Technician Mechanical Design

Are you a highly motivated engineer with experience in analogue electronics and mechatronics?

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Key takeaways

  • Hours 32 - 40 hr.
  • Salary indication € 3,098 - € 4,257
  • Deadline 5 Feb 2023

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.

YOUR CHALLENGE: 
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:

Your profile

  • 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.

Our offer

  • 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.

Information and application

Are you interested in this position? Please send your application via the 'Apply now' button below February 5 at the latest, and include:

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 dr.ir. D. Dresscher (Douwe), via d.dresscher@utwente.nl

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About the organisation

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Dresscher, D. (Douwe)

Dresscher, D. (Douwe)
Assistant Professor

Dresscher, D. (Douwe)
Assistant Professor

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