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Composites Manufacturing Engineer

  • The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Airborne Composites Automation

Job description

Be part of an unique growth story!

Join Airborne Composites Automation (ACA) as a Composites Manufacturing Engineer and be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology in advanced composites automation; at ACA, we develop end-to-end automation and digitalization solutions for composites parts manufacturing. We have a suite of standard automated systems, but also design bespoke solutions for specific customer needs.

As a Composites Manufacturing Engineer, you will be part of diverse, international and talented teams, working closely with experts in mechanical, automation, and software development to make projects a success. In this role you will leverage your expertise in composite processing technologies to ensure our machines deliver optimal performance, meeting both our high standards and clients' specific needs, while collaboratively designing these bespoke automation solutions. You will play a crucial role in driving the success of our clients' projects and cementing ACA's position as a leader in the industry. Together, we'll shape the future of automated composite manufacturing.

What is your new job?

Your job involves designing the production process and conducting vital process tests throughout the entire design and build cycle, from concept study and prototyping to product/equipment acceptance tests (FAT & SAT). You'll always be on the lookout for ways to improve the process and will implement enhancements as needed.

In this position, you'll take the lead on technical projects, supporting the Project Manager and collaborating with the System Engineer to tackle challenges effectively. Plus, you'll be the go-to person for clients when it comes to sorting out technical issues.

You are responsible for:

Process design

  • Process design for automated manufacturing
  • Prototyping and development of processes
  • Implementation and testing of (new) processes
  • Process reports by collecting, analysing and summarising information
  • Commercial and project work
  • Contributing to client tenders (schedule, cost and price calculations)
  • Technical leadership in both commercial and internal projects
  • Work according to planning – on-time delivery

Knowledge management

  • Scouting of new technologies that fall in your scope.
  • Keep the material and processing data base up to date through data collections and technology scouting
  • Recommendations for future processing development within Airborne
  • Sharing your knowledge autonomously to his fellow colleagues, peers and senior management. This includes presenting internally Airborne and at conferences.

Reporting Lines and Interactions

In this role you will report to the team lead Materials & Processes. You will collaborate with your colleagues in the business unit (Project Management, Software, Automation, Process Engineering), Airborne UK’s partners, colleagues in Airborne NL, suppliers, and customers.

Job requirements


  • Technical education: Applied Science or University level such as Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering, Applied physics

Work experience

  • At least 3-5 years experience within the relevant technology area, preferable within industry.
  • Experience with fibre reinforced polymers (composites) and polymer production processes
  • Affinity with automation and/or software is an advantage

What’s in it for you?

Discover a workplace where trust is the foundation, and autonomy is not just a word – it's a way of working. Our innovative automation products present continuous challenges, ensuring you're always stretching your capabilities and pushing beyond your comfort zone. Immerse yourself in a fulfilling role within an inspiring environment, surrounded by equally talented colleagues. We don't just offer a job; we provide a platform for personal and professional growth through training, on-the-job learning, and coaching.

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Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment
  • Generous annual leave of 32 days
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job and coaching.
  • A hybrid environment with possibilities to work from home

Information & procedure

In case you would like to apply, please send in your application (motivation and resume) via the Apply here button.

Please note: a pre-employment screening (education check and conduct of good behavior / VOG) will be part of the hiring process.
Third party applications are not appreciated.