PRODUCTION ENGINEER @ Otiv in Ghent, Belgium


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Who we are

OTIV is a Ghent-based company leading the autonomous revolution in rail. We are on a mission to increase safety and efficiency of railway operations by teaching rail vehicles to drive autonomously. By making trains more efficient and safer, we actively contribute to a modal shift and a greener future. We bring this vision to life by a unique focus on the most challenging environments such as cities, shunting yards and industrial sites. Thanks to high-profile partners and world-leading clients such as Deutsche Bahn, SNCF Group, ArcelorMittal and CAF we deliver the future of railway operations today.

OTIV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic. OTIV strives to create an environment in which all employees feel confident in their ability to bring their authentic selves to work and secure collaborating with colleagues and customers.

What you will do

A production engineer is crucial in bringing products to market, by guaranteeing the proper management of production with our manufacturers, testing & carrying out QA, developing new more efficient processes as well as creating prototypes for solving new challenging real world problems.
You will interact with machinists, battery manufacturers, electrical engineers, use CAD tools to create, modify & improve products, carry out compliance testing (IP, explosion, vibration etc) and go in the field to observe your work being used.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Maintain professional relationships with manufacturers

  • Design new products & implement improvements in current products

  • Prototype solutions internally using your electronics and manufacturing skills

  • Assist in bringing OTIV.ONE to more clients by refining QA processes and ramping up volume production

Who you are

  • Bachelor/Master in Engineering, Industrial engineering, Mechatronics or similar field, or equivalent professional training / experience

  • Fluent – and professional – English, both written and spoken

  • Experience in most of the following:

    • CAD tools such as Fusion 360/Inventor

    • Electronics & hardware prototyping (RaspberryPi, Arduino, soldering, 3D printing, etc)

    • ERP tools

    • Product development processes

    • Quality assurance methods & processes

    • Principles such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

  • Strong communication skills, acquired through previous experiences

  • Hands-on mentality, analytical and strong problem solving skills, proactive, eager to learn & grow, and polyvalent skillset.

What we offer

  • Full time offer with competitive salary package.

  • International environment in a disruptive start-up with opportunities to grow.

  • Early riser or night owl? Either way, you’ll fit right in our flexible working hours system.

  • Hybrid working policy, with an office in beautiful Ghent (Belgium).

  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving office culture.

  • Team events and quarterly offsite.

  • 30 days of vacation.