Open application Mechanical Engineering TNO in heel Nederland

As a Mechanical Engineer (young) professional at TNO, you will assist in projects with a major impact on Dutch society.

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Type vacature



in heel Nederland


Onderwijs & Onderzoek


WO Master

Werk- en denkniveau



Technisch / Exact



Uren per week

32 tot 40 uur


Starter (0 - 2 jaar)

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As a Mechanical Engineer (young) professional at TNO, you will assist in projects with a major impact on Dutch society. You will contribute to challenging themes from automotive and additive manufacturing to optomechatronics. No two working days are the same; depending on your specific role on the projects you are allowed to get your teeth into there are nuances, but research is always your core business. Together with colleagues from a variety of disciplines, you ensure that the competitive strength of Dutch trade and industry is reinforced, because at TNO you always at least five years ahead of the crowd. With an eye to the trends and developments in your discipline, you will be working on the technologies of tomorrow.

All this, you will be doing in a dynamic environment, where you:

  • manage your own development;
  • have every opportunity to get the best out of yourself;
  • can work your own hours from wherever you please.

Wij zoeken

You are an independent, ambitious starter and your own development is high priority. You have demonstrably good collaboration skills. Especially when there are differing views and ideas within a team. You are able to clearly explain complex theories and technologies. You are enterprising and stress resistant and able to successfully complete projects in a structured fashion within the agreed time span.
As an artificial intelligence starter, you have:

  • a Master's degree or PhD in Mechanical Engineering;
  • average grades of 75% or higher (please attach your list of grades);
  • a maximum of three years' work experience (after obtaining your Master's degree or PhD);

At least two of the following:

  • a second Master's degree or PhD;
  • managerial experience;
  • international experience;
  • volunteer work.

This “open application” is not an actual vacancy, but a possibility to show your interest in a specific field within TNO. When you apply, your CV and cover letter will be reviewed and -in case of a possible match- forwarded to departments which have matching possibilities now or in the (near) future. If there is a match, you will be invited for an interview. If not you will of course be informed.

Wij bieden

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

Over TNO

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.

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Michiel van den Baar started his traineeship in a sustainable chemistry department. He is convinced that TNO can really make a difference in this area.

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Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Anouk Bos
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-46966194

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