Product Development Engineer

  • Staff
  • Almere
  • University degree
  • Higher Vocational Education
  • More than 3 years

Do you want to be part of the energy transition? Do you have a passion for sustainable technology and products? And would you like to be part of our growth and success? Then we are looking for you!

As an Product Development Engineer, you will be working within our Research and Development department (R&D). With various technical disciplines, the R&D department is responsible for development inquiries for our three business units: The Battery (Energy Storage Systems), Smart Grid Solutions (Transformer Stations) and Alfen Charging Equipment (Charging Stations).

In your role as Product Development Engineer, you will be working for our business unit Charging Equipment. You will be responsible for strengthening either the NPD- (New Product Development) or the PLM (Produce Lifecycle Management) team. You will be integrating our smart, scalable, solid and high-tech charging stations across the world. In this role, you will work under the supervision and guidance of skilled senior/lead Product Development Engineers.

Within the NPD-team, you will be working on future products, parts and systems and oversee the development from an early concept to mass production.

Within the PLM-team, you will be innovating our in-market products and collaborate with various departments to tackle diverse challenges; like production related issues (for our own production facility here in Almere), product upgrades, cost downs etc.

Next to that, the following tasks belong to your functional profile:

  • Develop products, modules and parts which meet the requirements and evaluate the feasibility of design proposals;
  • Dimension according to load case and material use (mainly plastics injection molding and sheet metals);
  • Document the design into a full 3D, 2D definition and Bill of Materials;
  • Perform detailed product development using tools like tolerance analysis, DFM/DFA.

What do we offer you?

An independent and responsible job with room for personal input, new ideas, initiatives and entrepreneurship. Alfen is a fast-growing company that is busy conquering the market with a clear focus on the energy transition. All the above in a pleasant, open and informal working environment, where in addition to work, activities are also part of the Alfen culture. This includes an online escape room or fun quiz with snacks, and when possible: a bowling evening, a visit to the Almere City matches, mudflat hiking, and more.

Of course we offer you an appropriate benefits package including a laptop and you will be entitled to 27 vacation days + 13 ADV per year. We think it is important that you can relax regularly. In addition, you will work with motivated colleagues who are willing to share knowledge and we give you opportunities to develop as a professional.

What do we ask?

You are a motivated and initiative person. Next to that, you are not afraid to ask questions and you are eager to learn new things. Also, being alert for new opportunities and issues and act accordingly at an early stage. Besides a portfolio with relevant projects you have worked on, for a good match we would like to see in your resume that you have:

  • 2+ years of experience with at least a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or Industrial Design Engineering;
  • Able to iterate product development from initial ideation all the way up to production for mass volume;
  • Dimension and design according to load case, material use (plastic, metals, TPE/TPU, composites) and manufacturing method (injection molding, stamping);
  • Ability to make clean 3D models suitable for tool making (Creo, SolidWorks, CATIA, Inventor, NX or similar);
  • Know how to create 2D drawings suitable for mass production and Quality Control;
  • Understand how to size parts correctly to withstands applicable load cases;
  • Experience with product data management (PDM / PLM) software.

Do we have your interest?

Do you recognize yourself in the above and are you interested in this position? Then apply via the website or contact our corporate recruiter, Tamarah Koolhof on telephone number +31 6 51 66 17 41.