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Mechanical Engineer Applied Research


Mechanical Engineer to join our Applied Research Team

Located at the ECCO Leather HQ in Dongen, we are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Applied Research in a newly generated position.

Applied Research ECCO is looking into sustainable solutions reducing water consumption, solid waste & energy within the Tannery. With the new R&D Pilot High Pressure Autoclave up and running soon we want to achieve an alternative solution for conventional water processes in the Tannery, reducing Water & Solid Waste. Needless to say within the same Leather Quality Performance ECCO Leather stands for. This in order to reduce our environmental impact in alignment with our Company Sustainability Targets.

Position description:

We are looking for someone to learn the R&D Pilot machine and getting the full machine understanding. Up to a level to tackle challenges and further improve the machine. As a result from all learnings you will be part of the Design Phase for a Full Scale Production Machine.

Daily tasks include:

• R&D Pilot Machine
o Machine learning
o Testing of various chemicals, parameters Parameter / Settings
• Self-initiate adjustments and solutions to problems that arise
o Tackle challenges on the R&D Pilot Machine
o Improve R&D Pilot Machine
o Based on learnings be part of the Design phase for a Full Scale Production Machine thinking off:
 Manufacturability
 Service Life
 Mounting options
• Communicate & Follow up with Maintenance department.
• Communication of relevant findings to multidisciplinary team and other internal & external stakeholders.

Who we need:

For you to succeed in this position it is important that you are a hands-on professional with a mechanical background passionate about process innovation in a production environment.

Additional, you need to be:

• A strong communicator written & verbally
• Strong team-work spirit
• Open mind-set, Positive and Flexible
• Self-driven and a self-starter
• Hands-on and “can do” mentality
• Good at problem Solving
• Innovative / Creative Thinker
• Strong urge to deliver
• Ambitious and eager to prove yourself
• Organized in the way you arrange your work.
• Precise and structured.

As this position is very specialized, we envision a background as

• Minimum Bachelor or Master Degree Mechanical Engineer
o Multi-Machine Engineering
o High-Tech Engineering
o Energy, Flow & Process Technology Engineering
• Preferred within the field of High Pressure Autoclaves and or Fluids, no must.
• Preferred 3-5 years of experience in related field, no must.

What We offer:

Besides dynamic team of colleagues and joining our amazing ECCO Leather family, we also offer you:
• A salary that fits your experience
• End of year allowance of 2,1% of your gross year salary.
• An excellent retirement fund of which 2/3rd is paid by ECCO.
• At least 25 holidays and 4,5 ATV days when working on fulltime basis.
• Discount on your health insurance and an WIA-hiaat insurance (for long term illness).
• Two annual company parties for all employees (Under normal circumstances).

Are you ready for your next challenge?

We will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate to apply.
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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 25. April 2023

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