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Mechatronic System Engineer

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Mechatronic concepts development for our state-of-the-art metrology machine.

Nearfield Instruments brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop a revolutionary high throughput atomic force microscopy (AFM) system, enabling atom-scale resolution 3D metrology at industry-level throughput. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced metrology machines.

What will you be doing?

As a Mechatronics Engineer you will be involved with mechatronic concept developments, deriving requirements, developing modules, analyzing options, driving decisions, documenting system functionality, and planning, supervising and performing tests to verify mechatronics performance. You will be responsible for mechatronics specifications definition based on system requirements. You will derive lower level requirements and designs for each module/element and test campaigns for testing the metrology systems and the sub-systems. You will be responsible to manage the mechatronics supply chain for the sub-modules. You will be trusted to recommend design changes or substitution of materials when appropriate. You will also advise users of appropriate actions to correct malfunctions and may recommend changes in user procedures.

You will be in close/regular contact with the customer. You’ll answer questions and assist them in a professional manner. In order to excel at this, you need to be customer-oriented and have excellent problem analysis skills. Your power of persuasion is strong, you demonstrate good communication skills and you possess natural leadership qualities. 

What do we require from you?

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or other relevant discipline. A second degree in Physics, Mathematics, or other relevant disciplines is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Mechatronics System Engineer and in mechatronics systems design in a working environment which, in terms of complexity, is in line with that of NFI. Experience in the field of semiconductor equipment is a plus.
  • Experience in analyzing applicability, accuracy and adherence to design specifications.
  • Generated models or simulations to analyze expected mechatronics performance, and have lead a multi-disciplinary team to an optimal solution.
  • Prepared written technical reports on an independent basis.
  • A complete understanding of the dynamic behavior of mechanical constructions.
  • Direct experience in the design and test of mechatronic systems preferably in the area of metrology systems for semiconductor industry.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment, with suppliers and co-developers, to ensure timely realization of competitive, high precision, complex components and assemblies.
  • Experience in the following areas is required: sub-nanometer motion stage design/tuning for closed loop servo control, actuator design/selection, kinematics, dynamics, MATLAB/Simulink.
  • Experience in the following areas is a plus: CAD, thermal analysis, opto-mechanical mounting, adhesives, materials, FEA or other modeling tools.

Who are you?

  • A real team player with strong interpersonal skills and a quality orientation.
  • Able to bring yourself up to speed in all the technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training.
  • Capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab or cleanroom environment).
  • Willing to contribute to the integrated systems performance, and support the entire product life-cycle (development through sustaining engineering).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time.
  • You have a good command of the English language, both written and oral.

We look forward to hear from you!

If the above mix of technical- and personal challenges excites you, we encourage you to send us your details using the Apply now button on our website. If you have any questions before applying or would like to have a general conversation about Nearfield Instruments, you can contact our Recruiter, Harald van Klaveren on +31(0)6 1464 7117 or send an e-mail to 

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