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Automation Engineer

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, The HagueAirborne Composites Automation

Job description

Be part of an unique growth story!
Join us to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company. Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry. Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What is your new job?

Our new Automation Engineer at Airborne Composites Automation (ACA) will help develop new and innovative automation solutions for the composite industry. We are looking for a person to reinforce and expand our capabilities in the area of control systems and software applications.

What are your responsibilities?

  • Designs, develops, and implements PLC control system (logic software and hardware) to meet project requirements 
  • Control and program industrial robots.
  • Understand requirements on user/communication interfaces and networking and create specifications based on these requirements. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and perform complex system tests. 
  • Support that the developed automated solutions operate safely, robustly and reliably. 
  • Write clear documentation and work instructions.

You will have the opportunity to grow in this position and with more experience in the team, assume more tasks and responsibilities. You will be given room to take your own initiative and trial your own ideas.

Reporting Lines and Interactions

You will report to the Engineering Manager of ACA. You will work together with your colleagues in the business unit (Project Management, Mechanical, Automation, Process Engineering) and ACA’s partners.

Job requirements


  • Minimum BSc degree, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering

Work experience

  • 2 years’ experience in industrial automation


  • Excellent understanding of, and strong interest in PLC programming
  • Affinity with industrial robots


  • Experience with Siemens S7 / TIA portal
  • Experience with KUKA robot platforms
  • Knowledge of Functional safety

What we offer

Working at Airborne International will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.
We offer you a well rewarding job in an inspiring environment with like-minded and talented colleagues. You will become part of our inspiring company where innovation, quality and creativity are key to meet our company goals. We will give you the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job and coaching.

Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment
  • Generous annual leave of 32 days
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Flexible working hours; you can start between 7:00 and 9:30
  • An office that is easy to access by car and by public transport

A great opportunity to be part of an unique growth story!

Information & procedure

In case you would like to apply, please send in your application (motivation and resume) via the Apply here button.
Third party applications are not appreciated.

Please note: a pre-employment screening (education check and conduct of good behavior / VOG) will be part of the hiring process.