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Lab Engineer Job in mechanical engineering, mechatronics at TU Delft, Netherlands 2022

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Lab Engineer Job in mechanical engineering, mechatronics is available at the QuTech, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 2022








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General Info

Position: Lab engineer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • A minimum level of a HBO Degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics or a related field is a must.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience and good assembly skills, including precision work.
  • Interest in refrigeration, vacuum, electrical and control technology. An experience within this sector would be a plus.
  • Either Dutch or English must be spoken on a professional level. Then the other language needs to be on a conversational level.
  • Eager to learn, responsible and details oriented.
  • Able to work in a complex environment with many different stakeholders.
  • Experience in Autodesk AutoCAD/Inventor is a plus.
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment is a plus.
  • Open to work in a clean room environment.
  • EU work permit or Dutch nationality is needed.


Responsibilities/Job Description

At QuTech, we are looking for an experienced technical engineer/ Lab Engineer to join our team. In this role, your main responsibilities will be to help build, maintain and develop highly advanced experimental setups for our quantum research labs. If you are looking for something new, challenging and exciting, this is it !QuTech can offer a unique working environment with talented and passionate colleagues and where ground-breaking technology and scientific research are regularly making headlines around the world!

In addition, we offer the possibility to be trained and become a Safety Officer as a part of your responsibilities.

This means that if you want to, 8 hours per week, you will act as a Safety Officer to monitor safety and provide advices to prevent accidents. You will also evaluate the effectiveness of the company's safety programs. If you do not have experience as a safety officer yet, but you are genuinely interested, we will provide a training for you.

Here below will be your daily responsibilities:

  • Supporting various research groups within QuTech and working together with other technicians such as fine mechanics, electronics and cryo engineers.
  • Performing (preventive) maintenance on research equipment.
  • Assembling, fitting and modifying instruments and equipment in test facilities, for example pumps and compressors, but also optical tables or cleanroom infrastructure.
  • Translating wishes of researchers into technical specifications and drawings for lab equipment and lab infrastructure.
  • Maintaining contacts with suppliers, requesting quotes, steering on planning.
  • Supervising and guiding external parties in the laboratory.


  • Providing information and instruction and discussing improvement proposals regarding safety.
  • Verifying that everyone on the site is following safe work practices and doing their jobs safely.
  • Identifying safety hazards and investigating them thoroughly
  • Drafting and managing QuTech general safety instructions, based on input from TNW's occupational health and safety and environmental advisor


How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: TUD01776

Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

QuTech is a mission-driven research institute run jointly by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). Together, we work on a radically new technology with world-changing potential, developing scalable prototypes of a quantum computer and an intrinsically safe quantum internet.

We are creating the quantum future, and we believe that quantum technology will be a game changer in many social and economic sectors – including health, agriculture, climate and safety. To achieve our ambitious goals, we bring together scientists, engineers and industry in an inspiring environment, with plenty of space for ambition, entrepreneurship and innovation. QuTech's research and engineering activities are conducted in three divisions: Quantum ComputingQuantum Internet and Qubit Research.

220 FTE and over 300 curious people work in our divisions and support teams, and we actively search and welcome many more new colleagues who share our vision and enthusiasm.

Get a glimpse of QuTech or take a look at our latest accomplishments


About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Your contract will be with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). This is a 0.8 - 1.0 FTE position with a minimum of 32 hours and a maximum of 38 hours per week.

Appointment is for one year, with a prospect of a permanent contract after 1 year. The UFO profile is that of scale 9 UFO: Technician R&D-bound - profile O 3. The salary is based on VSNU-CAO Scale 9 (min 2979 Euros to max 4093 Euros per month on full time basis of 38h). Scaling depends on background and working experience.

TU Delft-QuTech offers a customizable compensation package, an attractive pension scheme, holiday allowance, a generous amount of holidays, a 13th month pay, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers our employees child care and an international primary school. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (VSNU-CAO). Dutch citizenship or a European working permit is required to apply.

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Contact details

For more information on the position, please contact Roy Schoonenboom, Team Lead of the General Tech Team via [email protected]. In this role you will report to him.

For more information over the recruitment process, please contact Audrey Monje, recruiter at QuTech via [email protected]

Please apply by clicking the button below. We will review each application as soon as it is received and invite the candidate directly, if we believe there is a potential match.

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