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Over de functie

A colleague from one of the Huhtamaki factories tells you how happy he and his colleagues are with your solution: ‘Everything works optimally now. The machine line not only produces faster, but cleaner as well!’ It was quite a challenge to come up with the right technical solution, but you stick to your guns and with the right people you always manage to make the impossible possible. And that's why you do it, together with your team. You are in the right place here:  Technically, you are challenged every day, you work with passionate colleagues on the most beautiful concepts and it is wonderful to work in an environment where you can develop and test the first prototypes. 

Because we are growing and developing, we are looking for a Lead Engineer for our location in Valencia, Spain. Someone who will strengthen our Engineering department and can lead the team. A technician who easily identifies problems and can translate them into concrete technical solutions. You like to dive into the details. You work with your project team on new ideas and concepts and will remain closely involved in the project until the implementation. You can regularly find yourself in our high-tech R&D centre in the Netherlands to discuss projects. But, even after a project, you think it is important to receive feedback from the field: is your new solution working and how is it experienced?

About the position

  • As a Lead Engineer, you are dealing with complex issues such as: developing and optimising machine lines, increasing production, producing more cleanly, and solving complex and fundamental failures from the field.
  • Together with the Concept Engineer, you brainstorm on issues and come up with concepts that you translate into technical solutions within project teams. 
  • With the Innovation Project Leader and Line Managers, you will assemble a project team that includes: Junior Engineers, Project Engineers, Software Engineers and Test & Validation Engineers. You ensure that you keep your people working and are the technical conscience of such a project. 
  • You love working with people and a well-running team makes you happy. You like to coach people, and you are a sparring partner for your team.
  • You regularly discuss issues with your fellow Lead Engineers. You like feedback and consultation, because you like to come up with good ideas together.You are often involved in devising and developing technical concepts. You discuss these concepts with your colleagues, because you think it is important to include them. Ultimately, you take the decisions and provide technical direction for a project: which ideas are you going to develop further? 

Where are you going to work?
We are Huhtamaki Fiber Technology, the international R&D centre and machine line developer of the major packaging company Huhtamaki. With passion, we develop machine lines that make it possible to produce sustainable packaging for, among others, the food industry. We have a modern test centre, a pilot plant and various other departments under one roof. And it's all about innovation, sustainable innovation! Not only because our customers and end users from the global retail market demand it every day, but also because we ourselves strive for a world with sustainable packaging materials. A good example is our Fresh project, in which we developed fully compostable packaging for ready-to-eat meals. And the best thing is: this packaging results in 82% less CO2 emissions and no plastic waste. Making a difference, that is what we are proud of!


What do we ask of you?

  • Are you a communicative technician and have you completed an HVE program in Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics? 
  • Do you have several years of experience as a Lead Engineer within the mechanical engineering area? And do you like to manage people? Do you like to travel for projects? 
  • Are you fluent in English? 
  • Do you get energy from, together with a team, translating ideas into technical solutions? 
  • Are you willing to work in the Netherlands for the first 6 months? We go for a good onboarding process; hence, we would like to invite you to our location in the Netherlands.

Yes? Then please respond directly! 


What do we offer you? 

  • As a Lead Engineer you will be directly employed by us, we like to bind good people. 
  • The possibility to, in the long term, grow into a leadership position. 
  • A market-based salary that depends on your work experience.
  • The space and freedom to continue to develop yourself in an organisation that continues to innovate. At Huhtamaki Fiber Technology, we never stand still.
  • A challenging and independent position with a lot of responsibility, within an organisation with a great future and impact on a better environment.
  • Collegial and energetic colleagues who enjoy working with you to make the world a little more sustainable.

Does this vacancy make your heart beat faster? Then don't wait too long to apply and grab this job before someone else takes it. 
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For questions about the position and/or the procedure, please contact Sandra Monsma (Consultant at Huhtamaki Fiber Technology) at +31 (0)6-15575135

For all our vacancies we work closely and exclusively with Effectus-HR. Because of their expertise, we are convinced that we will find a more than suitable candidate for this vacancy. Unsolicited candidate proposals are therefore not appreciated. Resumes submitted by agencies (without a search by the HR Department) are considered property of Huhtamaki Fiber Technology. No compensation will be paid if the candidate is hired by Huhtamaki Fiber Technology as a result of this referral or by other means.


Sandra Monsma

Consultant Huhtamaki

Hallo! Ik ben Sandra. Als consultant is het mijn doel om de juiste persoon te vinden voor deze te gekke baan. Ben jij de perfecte match? Jouw sollicitatie zie ik graag tegemoet en wie weet spreken we elkaar snel. Dan vertel ik je graag meer over deze baan en Huhtamaki.

Bel Sandra Nu!

Vacature kenmerken

  • Valencia
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • HBO