Industrial Automation Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Helmond, Netherlands

Industrial Automation Engineer


Within the Maintenance and Logistic department, we are looking for an Industrial Automation Engineer. In this role, you are responsible for optimising the technical availability and reliability of our industrial automation-related systems (Drive, Control and Interface), for production machinery, systems, and networks. You're going to upgrade machines to the new automation Vlisco standards. You, as an Industrial Automation Engineer, will manage these projects in their full complexity.

An Industrial Automation Engineer keeps track of new developments, assesses their suitability for use in our own working environment and makes proposals for improvements for optimisation and investments. You will keep the systems within Vlisco up to date and work according to the latest techniques. It is your responsibility to keep the internal customers satisfied, this is the complete Maintenance and Logistic organization.

Key responsibilities

  • Managing upgrade projects and improvements;
  • Establishing the functional specifications by URS at the design stage and carry out tests (FAT/SAT) during the operational stage;
  • Manage the IA components install base and review systems that become out of service and make mid-term proposals to replace them by upgrades;
  • Second and third line support towards maintenance;
  • Performing failure analyses that will result in solutions and improvement actions;
  • Prescribing technical IA guidelines for maintenance and describing Vlisco industrial standards;
  • Maintain the IA network incl. virtualization systems for Scada, Wincc, data acquisition, etc.

Job requirements

Job requirements

  • A Bachelor degree related to industrial automation engineering;
  • You have at least two years of relevant work experience in an industrial automation environment;
  • You have a proven track record on project management and leadership skills;
  • You are an accurate and result-oriented team player, someone who can communicate on all working levels;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, German is an advantage;
  • You have knowledge of Electrical (NEN 3140), drive systems and freq-servo controllers;
  • It's an advantage if you have knowledge of Matlab and MES applications.

What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th-month salary, you will be part of the engineering team within Vlisco where there is never a dull moment and a lot of opportunities to grow.

About Vlisco
Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 174 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour. African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.

Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.

Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?
If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Sjoerd Heijmans, Corporate Recruiter, +316-21401271.

Agency inquiries regarding this vacancy are not welcome.