Commissioning Engineer

Commissioning Engineer

EuroSort 's-Graveland

What is required?

  • A vocational MBO-level education in industrial automation, electrical or control technology, mechatronics or mechanical engineering
  • Experience in mechanical, electrical and control technical fields, preferably in logistics
  • Willingness to travel regularly (abroad)
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, both spoken and written. Proficiency in German is an advantage
  • Attention to detail, ability to work well with others, and a strong sense of responsibility
  • Independent and initiative
  • In possession of a driver's license.

What will you get?

  • A gross salary between €3,000 and €4,000 p/m excluding various allowances (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • Fulltime work week
  • 30 vacation days
  • Possibility to enroll in training and course
  • Opportunities to working from home, bonus scheme
  • Daily fresh fruit, Friday afternoon drinks, monthly company lunch

What will you do?

  • 40% Preparing projects
  • 40% On-site operations
  • 20% Internal meetings

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


Acquisition based on this advertisement is not appreciated. We usually fill the vacancies ourselves and in exceptional cases we work with preferred suppliers.

As a Commissioning Engineer at EuroSort, you're responsible for handover to clients by setting up sorting machines. You prepare this setup by writing test protocols and provide on-site training to the Operation and Maintenance department.

Half of your time is spent at the office preparing the tasks you'll carry out on-site. This includes writing test protocols detailing the crucial elements you'll cover with the client. You also prepare trainings for the client's employees who will operate the machines.

On-site, you test the machine alongside the client using the protocol you've written, ensuring all components are installed and addressing any outstanding issues. Eventually, Operators from the client's side join in, so the entire system is tested, and you can identify any problems. Once the entire checklist is complete, both parties sign the protocol, and the machine is ready for use. You'll spend up to two consecutive weeks on-site, working with machines worldwide.

When you start at EuroSort, you will first receive an extensive onboarding to get to know the company, your colleagues, and the work. Afterward, you will be guided for some time by an experienced colleague. The intensity of this guidance depends on your experience and personal development within the company.

You'll be part of the Projects department, along with six Project Leaders and three Commissioning Engineers. Each project appoints one Commissioning Engineer.

If you enjoy identifying and following up on challenges, taking initiative, and don't mind long workdays at the client's location, then this job is for you.

Working week

Commissioning Engineer

On an enjoyable day, you prepare a training and have productive meetings with colleagues.

On a less enjoyable day, you'll catch up on a backlog of administration from your time on-site.

    • At the office
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with Planner
    • Meeting with Engineer
    • Answering emails with questions
    • Writing test protocols
    • Contact with the client
    • Creating PowerPoint presentations
    • On-site
    • Lunch
    • Providing training to Operators
    • Providing training to Maintenance
    • Testing the machine
    • On-site
    • Commissioning the machine using a checklist
    • Arranging return transport
    • Finalizing the project
    • Solving issues
    • Cleaning up and tidying up

Firsthand experience

You've devised a test requiring fifty Operators, but due to miscommunication with the client, only twenty are present. How do you address this?

In this role, you often have to handle things on the fly and adapt to sudden situations. You always have a to-do list, but things often don't go as planned, making the job varied and exciting. In this scenario, you opt to conduct smaller tests initially planned for the next day that require fewer Operators.


EuroSort considers personal development very important. That's why there are many opportunities to attend education and training programmes, and courses. EuroSort is currently developing a training policy to make this more concrete.

Commissioning Engineer

Working at EuroSort

EuroSort B.V. is specialised in the development and assembly of high volume sorting systems for various applications. Think of order processing, returns, counting and sorting by size, colour, type of products, e-commerce and cross docking. The company was founded in 2001 and believes in qualitative simplicity. Therefore, the sorting solutions are always simple, robust and made of high quality materials and components. This combination creates a system that optimises the work process and makes it more efficient, saves valuable floor space and improves and increases productivity.

  • Founded in 2001
  • Headquarters in 's-Graveland
  • Globally active, branches in the Netherlands, Spain and North America
  • 180 employees
  • Average age 45 years
  • Hybrid working in office positions
  • Safety workwear is mandatory in the warehouse and is provided by EuroSort


Sjoerd van Schie - Mechanical Installation Coordinator

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I already worked freelance for this company as an installation supervisor and was asked to do the coordination. It is a young dynamic company that is active worldwide: as a mechanic this gave me the opportunity to travel while working. In this way I gained some nice experiences and now I supervise the installations.

What was your previous job?
Freelance mechanic/assembly supervisor, elevator mechanic and animal caretaker.

What do you do in your spare time?

Wiebe de Jong - Manager TECH

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started as an intern (Engineer) when the company only had a few employees (almost nineteen years ago). The type of company has always given me opportunities to develop and grow in the organization. It has never been boring as the company and product continues to evolve. The company is always open to new ideas.

What did you study?
Mechanical engineering.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hockey, Formula 1, enjoy drinks on a terrace and play sports.

Andre Meulman - PLC Software Engineer, Control department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
With a predilection for technology, I have always been looking for a working environment in which I have to deal with multiple techniques. At EuroSort, various systems come together in the control of the sorting installations. From controlling various sensors, actuators, motors and servo drives, to communication between different systems, such as servers, HMI and cameras.

What was your previous job?
PLC Software Engineer IA.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I enjoy doing water sports or hiking.

Marco Vonk - Purchaser

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started in 2011 as an Engineer at EuroSort. In addition, I did project-related purchases. Due to the dynamic growth of EuroSort, I have gradually started to concentrate and professionalize myself more in the field of purchasing. Partly because the organization feels great, from which we get satisfaction together, this is a huge stimulus to develop myself further and to keep the enthusiasm high. This is an advantage of EuroSort for me!

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