Mechanical Design Engineer
for our complex machines
Mechanical Design Engineer

State-of-the-art machines

On average, our machines are priced at a million euros and go all over the world. They are complex and built to exact microns, making it a fun challenge to get to know them in detail.

Lots of responsibility and freedom

You will be working in a horizontal organization which gives you a lot of responsibility in your job. If the need arises for a new design for (parts of) our machines, you are free to devise and develop it.

Over-average salary

You will receive annual collectively bargained increases and advance up the salary scales. You will also receive a travel allowance, vacation allowance, 25 days of vacation, and 50% of your pension contribution. Equally important: there are opportunities for further development through training or courses.

Part-time is negotiable

We find it essential that your professional and private life are in balance and are therefore flexible. If you would like to work part-time, we are open to discussing various options.

Will you be part of our team that will design mechanical parts of our machines?

Are you a mechanical design engineer who likes solving technical questions? Do you get satisfaction from improving complex machines? Can you work focused and precise? Then this is your opportunity!

Van Dam’s high-quality machines have conquered the market worldwide. We give color to the products of Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Unilever, and Danone. Our exclusive machines consist of approximately 7000 parts, and our customers are located around the world. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be responsible for developing mechanical systems, designing improvements, and monitoring the quality of delivered work. You will do this based on customer needs and your knowledge and expertise.

Are you the one who can contribute to making our machines state of the art? Then fill in your name, phone number, and email address below, and we will contact you within two working days.

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You will be joining the Engineering department of fifteen people. The department is responsible for designing the machines and monitoring how the machine should be built. The department consists of a manufacturing engineering group, an automation engineering group, and a mechanical engineering group that builds the machines and performs R&D. You will be joining the mechanical group, also the largest group, together with other colleagues and two Lead Engineers.


You will be responsible for mechanical engineering and quality management. You design sub-assemblies for the machines according to the general design philosophy and operating specifications, and you establish engineering methods to ensure built-in quality. Thanks to your contribution, everything works as you and the team envisioned. Knowledge of basic pneumatics, both static and dynamic behavior, is key to understanding how the machine works. Understanding the basics of electrical sensors and hydraulics is beneficial in this role but not mandatory.


  • Full-time position with a financially sound and innovative company.
  • Over average salary and good additional benefits such as travel allowance, vacation allowance, 25 vacation days, and 50% of your pension contribution.
  • A healthy work-life balance.
  • An independent role with freedom and responsibility.
  • Every day is challenging and varied in your work due to the complexity of our machines and the different technologies used.
  • Opportunities for further development through training or courses.
  • A pleasant work environment with colleagues who are always ready to support each other.
  • Hybrid work is accommodated.


  • You have at least three years of mechanical design engineering experience. Highly experienced designers are also welcome to apply for more information.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical education or a similar field.
  • You have sufficient knowledge of design technology and physics.
  • You have experience in working with 3D CAD systems (Catia, SolidWorks, Inventor or similar)
  • You take responsibility and honor internal commitments.
  • You have an eye for detail and are punctual, flexible, analytical, and a go-getter.
  • You have a good command of the English and Dutch languages, both verbally and in writing.


Van Dam Machines is a global top-tier producer and seller of printing machines. In our 60 years of business, we have installed about 2000 machines for our customers worldwide. Companies with end-users like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Unilever, and Danone.

And that is not the only thing we are proud of! In addition to being the global market leader, we are also innovative. After 10 years of R&D, we have developed our own technology. Our FDoR technology combines the best of both worlds: the machine prints on more sustainable material at the highest quality and speed. We thus created incredible growth potential, and we would like to expand this further with you.

Mechanical Design Engineer


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Will you be part of our team that will design mechanical parts of our machines?
Please ask for more information using the form above. I hope to see you soon at Van Dam.

AnneMaart, CEO Van Dam Machines