Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

EuroSort 's-Graveland

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What is required?

  • Completed secondary vocational education in mechanical engineering or mechatronics and/or experience in machine construction
  • Knowledge of and experience with Inventor and AutoCAD
  • Good command of Dutch and English verbally and in writing, German is an advantage
  • Strong communicative skills, solution-oriented and cost-conscious
  • Eager to learn, enthusiastic and able to work in a team
  • In possession of own transportation

What will you get?

  • €2,500 - €3,500 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 32 to 40 hours working week
  • 30 vacation days
  • Possibility to enroll in training and courses
  • Working from home opportunities, bonus scheme
  • Daily fresh fruit, Friday afternoon drinks, monthly company lunch

What will you do?

  • 60% 3D engineering
  • 30% 2D engineering
  • 10% Internal consultation

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

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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 Mechanical Engineer at EuroSort, you are responsible for designing 3D models of (parts of) sorting machines and elaborating these models into detailed drawings and parts lists. After a customer agrees with a design based on a 2D layout drawing, you ensure this design is further detailed by means of a 3D layout drawing. In this way, you determine an efficient sequence for the assembly and production of the machine. For each part in the design, you then make 2D drawings used for the production of the parts.

You work together with two or three other Mechanical Engineers on a project simultaneously, which is led by a Project Coordinator. In a project, you actively contribute to the development of new project-specific solutions and ensure the correct information reaches the Purchasing and Work Preparation departments.

You are part of the Projects department, which consists of Project Coordinators and Engineers. The department is managed by the Manager Projects and you report to the Head of Engineering.

If you like to participate in designing all the different parts of a machine and find it challenging to occasionally have to make final changes in a short time, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Mechanical Engineer
Jordy Veenstra

On an enjoyable working day, I process the final internal feedback on a design, completing a large-scale project!

On a less enjoyable working day, many small changes need to be processed in other departments, which means I can't make as much progress on a design as I intended.

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    • Lunch
    • Reading and answering emails
    • Working on 3D model
    • Meeting with Engineer
    • Working on 3D model
    • Making design changes
    • Making design changes
    • Working on 3D model
    • Meeting with Project Coordinator
    • Making a 2D drawing
    • Lunch
    • Commute
    • Visiting completed machine
    • Commute
    • Reading and answering emails
    • Making a 2D drawing

Firsthand experience

You are asked to design the fencing for a project. How do you proceed?

For many parts of machines there are certain safety standards. So there are also standards for fencing, to ensure a safe situation is created. Before creating the 3D model, you make sure to include the requirements of such standards in your design. For the implementation of any solutions or adjustments, you maintain close contact with the Project Coordinator. You work with two to three other Engineers on a project and you divide the various parts of the machine in advance. This division is based on both experience and the amount of time that everyone has.


EuroSort considers personal development very important. That's why there are many possibilities to attend courses and training. At the moment EuroSort is developing a training policy to make this more concrete.

Mechanical 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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