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NPI Engineer


Job description

Process Optimization | Feasibility | Technical Point of Contact

What does the role of NPI Engineer (Production) entail?

In this role, you are responsible for technically introducing, maintaining, and improving/optimizing the assembly and manufacturing process. As a specialist in the product and assembly process, you are the technical point of contact both internally and externally for technical matters.

What will you be doing:

  • Technical internal and external point of contact, specialist of the product and the assembly, manufacturing process.
  • Task guidance, execution, and reporting of Process Flow + FMEA within NPI processes.
  • Evaluation of TPD on assembly hours (VC), feasibility, and risks (FMEA).
  • Continuously search for efficiency improvements within and outside the department (implementation of improvement projects and procedures).
  • Active maintenance of customer and supplier contacts.
  • Overall responsibility for the guidance, execution, and reporting of TPD reviews for all new and modified products.
  • You play a leading role in improvement projects and CCB, keeping participants proactive.
  • Technical ownership of the product and process. You act as an advisory specialist for the entire organization and ensure the dissemination of knowledge and methods.
  • Together with (Senior) Quality Engineers, you promote the Zero Defects mindset and focus on the "First Time Right" approach within the internal organization.
  • As a initiator/project leader of (Continuous) Process Improvement projects (Kaizens) you can initiate, supervise, and reporting
  • Implement new assembly possibilities in production.
  • Regularly and proactively engage with the customer on ongoing and new developments.
  • Proactively coordinate process and product improvements with suppliers.
  • Coaching, supervising the PE staff, determining priorities, and securing working methods;
  • Implement new assembly capabilities in production.

Are you our NPI Engineer?

Like no other, you see opportunities to improve processes, and you have already implemented numerous process improvements. Lean manufacturing holds no secrets for you.

You require:

  • Completed HBO education, preferably in Mechatronics or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in a production environment with high-tech products and complex assembly processes. You have achieved demonstrable success in the field of process improvement and have mastered the relevant methods of (statistical) data analysis.
  • Greenbelt or Blackbelt certification is an advantage.
  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Strong analytical insight.
  • A proactive work attitude with a constant focus on the quality and optimization of the assembly process.
  • Good communication and social skills.
  • Proficient in English, spoken and written and Dutch is an advantage.

Who are we?

Frencken Mechatronics is engaged in the development and assembly of industrial systems for the semiconductor industry, the healthcare market, and a wide range of analytical applications. High-quality precision mechanical parts, machine assemblies, and vacuum systems are assembled in cleanroom and non-cleanroom environments. As a service provider, Frencken Mechatronics also produces high-quality precision components and modules for leading clients in the high-tech industry.

What do we offer?

Working at Frencken means working in an informal and collegial atmosphere where each individual is important. We ensure that you quickly feel at home with us. You will work on fascinating, challenging high-tech projects within a team of colleagues who are as passionate about technology as you are. This passion is rewarded with a competitive salary, excellent employment conditions (including 25 vacation days and 13 ADV days, bonus scheme).

We provide a substantial amount of challenges in your work and ample opportunities for further development.

Interested? Apply immediately! Would you like more information about this vacancy? Contact our Corporate Recruiter Theresa Apostol on 06-29380241.

Bericht aan recruiters en bureaus:

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Job type


  • FMEA
  • process-improvement
  • npi
  • EXE
  • semiconductors
  • high-tech