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Mechanical Engineer



At ECCO, you become part of a meaningful, developing, and multicultural workplace. You join a global family of more than 20,000 people who are proud to create the footprints of tomorrow.

To enlarge our applied research team, based out of our office in Dongen/The Netherlands, we are looking for an mechanical engineer.

Position description
Are you a hands-on professional with a mechanical background passionate about process innovation in a production environment (scalability production)? If so, you could be the right person to join our team.


sCO2 High Pressure Autoclave = Pilot R&D Scale (Scalability Production)

  • Machine Design (External),
  • Follow-up on Design & Engineering Phase.
  • Machine Understanding / Trouble Shooting,
  • Follow-up on Factory Acceptance Test & Site Acceptance Test
  • Machine Improvements Needs = Future Production Scale
  • Rolling of Spacer & Leather Material
  • Soaking System

Closed Loop Water System = Pilot R&D Scale (Scalability Production)

  • Solution External = Suppliers Machinery / Membrane etc.
  • Follow-up / Influence / Decide on Machine Types / Materials
  • Machine Understanding / Trouble Shooting
  • Follow-up on Pilot Test
  • Machine Improvements Needs = Future Production Scale
  • Adjustments needed
  • Full Design / Solution: Buffer tanks, Pumps, Filtration other Equipment needed.


To be successful in your position, you need to be a strong hands-on professional. You also have:

  • Problem solving, open mind-set & a can-do attitude
  • At least M.Sc. level from relevant academic institutions 4TU (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente + Wageningen)
  • High level of mechanical knowledge and good practical skills
  • Innovative / Creative Thinking
  • True team player
  • Self-driven and a self-starter
  • Strong urge to deliver (Low C)
  • Ambitious and eager to prove him/herself
  • Dutch background preferred
  • Preferred 3-5 years of experience in related fields, but not a must
  • Car driving license

What do we offer

The position of mechanical engineer offers a lot of challenges and we give you a freedom and responsibility in tackling them. Beside this job with an international employer we also offer you:

  • A salary that fits your experience and a fixed end of year allowance of 2,1%
  • At least 25 holidays and 4,5 ATV days when working on fulltime basis
  • The possibility to develop yourself
  • Employee benefits on sport activities, shoes and insurances
  • An excellent retirement fund of which 2/3rd is paid by ECCO
  • Company parties like no other

Are you ready for your next challenge?

We will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate to apply.
For additional information, you can reach out to us. Imagining yourself at ECCO? Get a glimpse of what your new exciting career entails on

Join us and we guarantee lifelong learning – the speed of progress is up to you. So, if you’re curious, passionate, and ready to make an impact, you’ll fit right in.


Department Applied Research & Innovation

Location Dongen (The Netherlands)

Advertised 10. February 2022

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