Lead Mechatronics & System Engineering
  • Largest robot producer
  • Great place to work certified
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • WO
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What is your role?

Over the past years Lely has introduced a number of new-to-market robotics solutions and has built a reputation as a very innovative and reliable supplier to dairy farmers. The Lely organization is quickly growing and has a strong ambition to increase pace. In this dynamic environment we want to maximize the potential of our employees through variation in assignments, courses and dedicated coaching.

Due to the increasing need for a professional system engineering approach in our projects we are increasing our capacity in multidisciplinary mechatronics design engineers and system engineers. In order to enable further growth we are looking for an experienced senior system engineer who is, next to guiding design choices in various multidisciplinary projects, able to guide a team of 8-12 engineers (BA/MSc) and coach them for personal and professional growth.

Your role is to lead by example as a senior system engineer in mechatronic product development. This can be either through setting up system architecture and requirements in a multidisciplinary way or focusing on model based mechatronic design & verification. This includes where relevant model based code generation for our robots.

Additionally you are a ‘people-person’ and you will, as their manager, coach a group of junior and medior engineers to develop themselves both technically, in application knowledge and personally. The role is designed to give you the opportunity to work intensively with both technology and people.

In our Product Development department, we design robotic solutions for dairy farmers ranging from fully autonomous feeding robots to milking robots and several others. We are responsible for both concept design of new product generations as well as life cycle management. On the Lely campus we share our roof with service and the assembly and manufacturing organization, which creates an inspiring and dynamic environment.

If you feel you are up to this challenging role in a dynamic environment, please apply!

What is your experience?

  • Technical degree (MSc or PhD) in Mechanical engineering, Systems & Control or similar.
  • 10+ years of work experience with mechatronics system design for product development in the High Tech Industry of which at least 2 years as a senior, coaching people.
  •  A proven track record of leading (from a technical point of view) the development of mechatronic, preferably robotic, products or equipment.
  •  A genuine interest in people and excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with structured requirements management and model based design.
  • Experience with system engineering and system architecture.
  • You actively maintain your network inside and outside the organization and ensure you are aware of trends in the field of robotics, systems & control and system engineering.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.

What do we offer you?

A job for a true inventor, at a company driven by innovation. You will see your ideas come to life as they leave the factory to our customer, the dairy farmer. At the end you will contribute to a sustainable way of farming. 

We offer..

  • a competitive salary and excellent benefits;
  • flexibility in terms of working times and conditions;
  • variety: one day you will be at the workshop, another day on the farm and the next day you will work at the main office;
  • the space and freedom to innovate, construct new ideas and develop yourself;
  • 40 holidays per year; 
  • the tastiest coffee you will ever drink, courtesy of our barista;
  • time for fun: table football, volleyball and a basketball court.

Recruitment or Consulting agency? We appreciate your interest, but we are sourcing all our candidates directly. We understand you are trying to offer your candidates interesting jobs at an innovative company like Lely but consider that any unsolicited profiles you send us will be treated as direct applications.

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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Olaf Smid

Bel of WhatsApp via +31(0)6 535 019 49 of mail naar osmid@lely.com.

About Lely

Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. Circling the cow, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and the production on the dairy farm. For more than 25 years, Lely has been leading in the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires her employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With her Head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 40 countries and employs around 1.200 people.

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