Mechanical Engineer Jobs in Machinery

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As a Mechanical engineer, you play a crucial role in the machinery industry, which involves designing, developing, and manufacturing a wide range of mechanical products and equipment.  

Different jobs for Mechanical Engineers

From design to maintenance

Here are some of the key responsibilities of mechanical engineers in the machinery industry:

  • Designing and developing new products: You are responsible for designing and developing new machinery products, such as engines, turbines, pumps, compressors, and other mechanical equipment. You use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create and test designs, and they work closely with other engineers and technicians to ensure that the products meet the required specifications.

  • Analyzing and improving existing products: You analyze and improve existing machinery products to enhance their performance, efficiency, and durability. You will use computer simulation and other tools to identify potential design flaws or weaknesses, and they develop solutions to address these issues.

  • Testing and evaluating products: You are responsible for testing and evaluating machinery products to ensure that they meet the required standards and specifications. You will use various testing methods, including stress testing, vibration testing, and fatigue testing, to assess the product's performance and durability.

  • Managing and supervising production: As a Mechanical engineer you are involved in managing and supervising the production of machinery products. You work with production managers and technicians to ensure that the products are manufactured according to the required standards and specifications, and you are responsible for overseeing the assembly, installation, and maintenance of the products.

  • Researching and developing new technologies: You are often involved in researching and developing new technologies that can be used in the machinery industry. And you work with other engineers, scientists, and researchers to explore new materials, manufacturing processes, and technologies that can improve the performance and efficiency of machinery products.
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What skills do you need?

We will help you

Skilleon will help you to turn your ambition in to practice, by matching your current skills and your ambition to exciting new projects via your Skilleon Passport. Here are some examples of skills that are most wanted in the Machinery sector:

  • Strong technical knowledge: You must have a strong understanding of mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, and other relevant engineering fields. You must also have knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) software and other engineering software programs.

  • Problem-solving skills: You must be able to identify and solve complex engineering problems. And you must be able to analyze data, develop hypotheses, and test solutions to ensure that they meet the required specifications and standards.

  • Communication skills: As a Mechanical engineer you must be able to communicate your ideas and solutions effectively to other engineers, technicians, and stakeholders. You must be able to present technical information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Collaboration skills: You must be able to work effectively in teams, collaborating with other engineers, technicians, and stakeholders to develop and implement solutions.

  • Attention to detail: You must pay close attention to detail to ensure that your designs meet the required specifications and standards.

  • Creativity: You must be creative and innovative in your approach to problem-solving. They must be able to think outside the box and develop novel solutions to complex engineering problems
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Switch from industry

Be part of the Manufacturing Industry

The machinery sector is a crucial area that produces a range of machinery and equipment, including industrial machinery, agricultural equipment, and construction equipment. A mechanical engineer can bring a range of valuable skills to the machinery sector, and being part of this sector offers many exciting opportunities to work with cutting-edge technologies, contribute to the growth and development of the manufacturing industry, and provide essential machinery and equipment to various industries.

Here are some reasons why you might want to be part of the machinery sector:

  • Essential industry: The machinery sector is an essential component of the manufacturing industry, providing the equipment necessary for producing goods and services. Being part of this sector allows you to contribute to the growth and development of the manufacturing industry.

  • Technological advancements: The machinery sector is continuously evolving, with new technologies and designs being developed to make machinery and equipment more efficient, safer, and cost-effective. Being part of this sector allows you to be at the forefront of these advancements.

  • High demand: The machinery sector is experiencing rapid growth, driven by increasing demand for machinery and equipment from various industries, including construction, agriculture, and manufacturing. There is a high demand for skilled professionals in this sector, providing job stability and opportunities for career advancement.
When using your Skilleon Passport, you will be able to oversee any possible lacking skills and you will be surprised how many Manufacturing skills you have that fit perfectly within the Machinery sector.
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Specialised Software Skills

What software are you familiar with?

You don't have to be experienced in all software, but here we show you some examples of the packages that are used by several companies in the Manufacturing industry. They are used to design, analyze, and test machinery products. Maybe you already use some of these tools:

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) software: CAD software is used to create 3D models of machinery components and assemblies. It allows you to visualize and manipulate designs, test different configurations, and optimize the design for manufacturing.

  • Finite element analysis (FEA) software: FEA software is used to simulate and analyze the structural behavior of machinery components under different loads and conditions. It allows you to test the strength, stiffness, and durability of designs, and identify potential weaknesses or failure points.

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software: CFD software is used to simulate and analyze the flow of fluids, such as air and liquids, through machinery components. It allows you to optimize the design of pumps, turbines, and other machinery that involve fluid flow.

  • Product lifecycle management (PLM) software: PLM software is used to manage the entire lifecycle of a product, from design and development to manufacturing and maintenance. It allows you to collaborate on designs, manage revisions, and track product data and documentation.

  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software: CAM software is used to generate toolpaths and instructions for manufacturing machinery components. It allows you to optimize the manufacturing process and reduce errors and waste.

  • Control system design software: Control system design software is used to design and simulate control systems for machinery products. It allows you to test and optimize the control algorithms and ensure that the machinery operates safely and efficiently.
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Available roles through Skilleon

Your ambition counts

You can be a specialised Machinery Mechanical Engineer, which will be needed on every project, always. But you can also decide to look for more managerial roles. Here are some roles for you as a Mechanical Engineer:

  • Design engineer: You are responsible for designing and developing new machinery products. And you work closely with other engineers and technicians to create detailed 3D models, perform FEA and CFD simulations, and optimize designs for manufacturing and performance.

  • Manufacturing Engineer: You are responsible for developing and implementing manufacturing processes for machinery products. And you work with designers to ensure that the products can be manufactured efficiently and cost-effectively, and they oversee the production process to ensure quality and compliance with standards.

  • Product development engineer: As a product development engineer, you are responsible for overseeing the development of new machinery products from concept to launch. You work with designers, manufacturing engineers, and other stakeholders to ensure that the products meet customer needs, are manufactured efficiently, and comply with relevant standards and regulations.

  • Applications engineer: As an applications engineer, you are responsible for providing technical support and advice to customers who use machinery products. You work with sales and marketing teams to understand customer needs and requirements, and they provide guidance on product selection, installation, and operation.

  • Quality engineer: You are responsible for ensuring that machinery products meet the required quality and performance standards. Youdevelop and implement quality control processes, conduct inspections and tests, and analyze data to identify areas for improvement.

  • Project engineer: A project engineer is responsible for managing the development and launch of new machinery products. They work with cross-functional teams to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
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What wages can I expect?

Average income

Salaries for mechanical engineers in the machinery sector in the Netherlands and in Europe can vary depending on factors such as experience, location, and job responsibilities. Here are some rough estimates of average salaries in the Netherlands and in Europe (note: for freelancers the income will be considerably higher due to different employment conditions).

  • Mechanical engineer in the Netherlands:

    • Entry-level: €30,000 - €45,000 per year
    • Mid-level: €45,000 - €65,000 per year
    • Senior-level: €65,000 - €100,000+ per year
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  • Mechanical engineer in Europe:

    • Entry-level: €30,000 - €50,000 per year
    • Mid-level: €50,000 - €75,000 per year
    • Senior-level: €75,000 - €110,000+ per year
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We make your ambition come true

You want to grow your career, move up in life, and find the path that leads you forward. You want to control it, like the Machinery Professional you are.

What if the Manufacturing industry leading companies can give you this opportunity? And all you have to do is show them your skills, experience and  ambition, to make your ambitions come true?

Grow your career in Electric Mobility

Which companies are involved?

Dream projects by various Machinery companies

Do you want to work for the Machinery Client? the Contractor? the Architect? In what kind of team? Nearby your home address, or rather within reach of the sunny beaches around the world? Do you want to deepen your existing skills or partly reskill or upskill your profile? 

The Machinery clients we work for offer you the best projects with lot's of possibilities. We will conect you to them, on basis of your Skilleon Passport and your ambitions.

Skilleon Professionals executed projects for companies listed above.