mechanical engineer | TNO

At TNO, we work hard on the energy transition. In our state-of-the-art laboratories, we develop, build and test innovative technologies. To make industrial heat management more sustainable and for the production of hydrogen and of bio-based and synthetic fuels and raw materials. From laboratory-scale components to fully-integrated megawatt-scale pilot plants. In this challenging technical position, you contribute hands-on to the mechanical design of the test installations. With your practical insight, you contribute to leading experimental research. Your designs will soon form the basis of unique installations that accelerate the energy transition. Work to influence the world of tomorrow!

What do you want to do?

As a mechanical engineer, you will be part of our engineering team. Within this team, you work closely with researchers from different research groups within TNO to develop the best process installations or special equipment from idea to work system based on your technical insight. These are often first-class designs of a very different nature, with a strongly interdisciplinary character. Your work is therefore very varied. In addition to mechanical engineering issues, you are also involved in preparing proposals, obtaining and evaluating offers and with selection and external inquiry of components. For example, for the realization of a demonstration plant for the production of ammonia from process gases in the steel industry or for a test set-up for the production of chemicals from seaweed.

The experienced engineering team offers space to try different activities and specify your preferences. Together we will find the perfect job package for you!

Read more about TNO Energy Transition and about your expert group Sustainable Technologies for Industrial Processes

How will you contribute to the world of the future? How big can your influence be? Come and work at TNO and see for yourself.

What we expect from you

You can quickly become immersed in the specific problems of a project or design. You are goal-oriented and know how to get from a mechanical problem to a practical result. You’re pragmatic.
You can act as a sparring partner for the researchers and come up with ideas and solutions for an optimal design. You switch seamlessly between different tasks and projects, and you can work well with researchers on the one hand and your colleagues and suppliers on the other. You can summarize the information you collect in clear, concise overviews and status reports. Finally, you work in a structured way and you contribute to the further improvement of working and measuring methods.

What else do you bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
  • At least two years’ experience, which means that you are independently able to deliver a detailed design based on your own 3D design with associated analytical contributions from, among others, FEM and / or MathCad.
  • You have experience with Creo Elements Direct Modeling, or are motivated to learn it.
  • If you have experience with PED, that’s a plus.
  • Good communication skills in Dutch (language of suppliers and contractors) and preferably also in English (the official language in a significant part of the workplace).

What we offer you

Challenging and varied work of great importance. And lots of opportunities, because at TNO you have a lot of control over your career. In addition to a gross (full-time) monthly salary between € 2,800 and € 3,800 (depending on your knowledge and experience), holiday allowance (8%), a thirteenth month (8.33%) and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180) , you get every opportunity to develop yourself.

In addition, at TNO you can put together a ‘menu’ with terms of employment that suit your personal situation. Whatever you can expect:

  • A highly professional, innovative work environment, with top experts as colleagues.
  • Opportunity to follow courses, trainings and workshops and to attend conferences, and coaching if you need it.
  • 33 vacation days (with full-time employment).
  • An employer that values ​​and encourages diverse talents, with initiatives such as the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and roundtables on inclusion themes.
  • Travel money.
  • Cozy activities with your team and other TNO employees. That way, you quickly get to know a lot of people.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home.
  • A good pension scheme.

Read here among which employment conditions you can choose.

TNO as employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have developed knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity, and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of room and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who are daring, who inspire you, and who want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: influence makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to the life of tomorrow. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO, we encourage a spacious work environment where you can be yourself. Whatever your story is and whatever unique qualities you bring. It is precisely by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Do you know more? Read what steps we are taking in diversity and inclusion.

What does the process look like?

You can reply until June 6th. The application procedure consists of two rounds of interviews. The first round is scheduled for June 15th. At a final meeting, we will discuss the terms of employment that you put together yourself. We strive to complete the entire procedure within four weeks.

An online assessment and reference check can be part of the selection procedure.

Has this position aroused anything in you?

Then we look forward to receiving your reply!
For more information about the job or procedure, please contact us.

recruits: Lara Dimitrovsky
Mobile phone: +31 (0) 6-507 40690

Employment manager: Sjaak Loo, van
phone number: +31 (0) 6 109 03635

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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