lead mechanical development engineer in drachten

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drachten, friesland


For the Mechanical Development team of Business Group Coffee we are looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer who will work on product development of coffee appliances from initial design concepts to mass production in a multidisciplinary team. This assignment will be for at least one year.

As a Lead Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for the mechanical product design of new filter, portioned and espresso coffeemakers. Your challenge is to implement new concepts and functions into products that will deliver added value for consumers looking for their precious moment of delight. You will work with a multidisciplinary team (consisting of function development engineers, product research specialists and mechanical engineers) and you will be the technical counterpart for commercial managers and designers to realize the most attractive appliances. 

As a Lead Mechanical Engineer in the Mechanical Development Team of BG Coffee you will be responsible for: 
• Leading, coaching and stimulating the multi-disciplinary team of product engineers and developers within product development projects; 
• Developing and realizing coffeemaker product architectures 
• Releasing products, components, modules and products for mass production; 
• Planning, realizing and steering the mechanical product development and manage the cross functional aspects as a technical project leader; 
• Identifying gaps and implementing improvements to bring the development approaches to a higher level. 

Your team 
You will be based in Drachten, the Netherlands. Our site in Drachten started in 1950 as a small factory and is nowadays one of the largest innovation and production sites of Philips Consumer Lifestyle. Approximately 2000 employees of more than 35 nationalities are continuously working on new, innovative products and further improvement of our processes. This site has a surface area of 280,000 square meters. Our goal is being the best place to work for people who share our passion. You will become part of the Coffee team that consists of 55 enthusiastic innovation specialists.


We will boost your career through personal and technical growth. We’ll support you by offering a personal coach and the possibility to follow courses and training via our highly recommended Yacht Academy. We’ll offer interesting benefits and a market conform salary. You’ll become member of the team of professionals who share your education, ambitions and your competencies. This will enable you to interact with your colleagues from Yacht in your own technology language! You’ll become a member of the yacht network, which stretches the high tech industry. You will be challenged by your peers. As a result you’ll be able to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date!


To be successful as a Lead Mechanical Engineer, we are looking for the following:
·You have a Master or Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering;
·You have minimum 5 years of experience in the field of mechanical product development, preferably in massproduction business;
·You have experience in managing (international) multi-disciplinary projects, preferably in Business to Consumer;
·You are familiar with state-of-the-art development techniques and CAD. You have knowledge of the design of mechanical constructions in plastic and preferably you are familiar with the manufacturability aspects (mould/tooling design), analysis (strength, stiffness) and drive mechanisms;
·You show drive and are quality driven. Experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus;
·The ability to balance innovation and practical realization;
·Determination in decision making and independence;
·You are ambitious, a team player and you have good coordination, communication and coaching skills.