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Junior Motion Control Engineer

Junior Motion Control Engineer

Ampelmann Delft

What is required?

  • BSc or MSc degree in Mechatronics,  Systems & Control, Mechanical,- Electrical,- or Aerospace engineering
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Willingness to sometimes work on weekends (breakdown service once every ten weeks)
  • Proven experience (or courses) that indicate knowledge of interaction between hardware and software and/or actuation

What will you get?

  • Starting salary of €2,850 gross p/m (including holiday allowance)
  • 40 hour workweek
  • 28 vacation days
  • Ampelmann Academy, internal and external training
  • iPhone, laptop and a healthy lunch

What will you do?

  • 20% Drafting system specification
  • 30% Developing motion control system
  • 20% Contacting suppliers
  • 10% Project consultation
  • 10% Departmental consultation
  • 10% Personal development

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

Vacancy

As Junior Motion Control Engineer, you take care of the actual moving of an Ampelmann system. Ampelmann develops innovative systems and services for the offshore access industry and enables the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore platform, and back. Ampelmann’s active motion compensation technology accounts for the movements of a vessel, making offshore access as easy as crossing the street. From Business Development you receive new requests from the market. From Operations you receive improvements of current systems. As Junior Motion Control Engineer, it is your job to find solutions for this. This means that you write software and work together with the suppliers on a hydraulic and electric design. You are part of a project team, in which you work together with other Engineers from the draft to the delivering of a new product.

You are also the point of contact for acute problems and, if necessary, you go to the site to solve the problem.

You have to enjoy getting to the bottom of things and you have to be able to cope with things that can change last minute

Calendar

Motion Control Engineer
Suzanne Weller

I have an enjoyable day when I have a lot of variety. On such a day I usually work together with various people, and I am involved content-wise.

A day is less enjoyable if there are a lot of meetings and discussions or when, for example, I have to check suppliers’ designs.

  • 08:00
  • 09:00
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
  • 15:00
  • 16:00
  • 17:00
    • Mail and administratie
    • Mail and administration
    • Business update
    • Write software
    • Team meeting
    • Help a colleague with validating software
    • Mail and administratie
    • Mail and administration
    • Motion Control meeting
    • Lunch and walk
    • Software development
    • Check designs of suppliers
    • Mail en administratie
    • Mail and administration
    • Lecture on operational improvements
    • Write testing plan
    • Lunch and walk
    • Administration
    • Meeting Manager

Firsthand experience

Several Operators want to see a certain improvement in the system. How do you proceed?

First, you identify the client’s exact requirements and what they have to comply with. Based on their feedback, you write a proposal for improvement. You discuss this step by step with a Senior Motion Control Engineer. If he is also satisfied, you work out the proposal for improvement. A software update is then made on the basis of this proposal.

For the software update, you first write the software. At the office there is a test set-up where you can test this. Sometimes there is a similar machine to the one the software is going to run on at the production location in Rotterdam. If this is the case, you can test the update there. If the tests have gone well, the software can be rolled out. This takes place online. You instruct the Operators well about the update and you are available for questions, if necessary.

Growth

There is a lot of training and education available: offshore education, Ampelmann Academy, €1000,- credit per year for your personal development, all specific Ampelmann training courses and on the job training within Motion Control. Depending on your ambition and internal possibilities, you can also grow horizontally in consultation.

Junior Motion Control Engineer
Medior Motion Control Engineer
Senior Motion Control Engineer

Working at Ampelmann

Ampelmann develops innovative systems and services for the offshore access industry and enables the safe transfer of personnel from a vessel to an offshore platform, and back. Their active motion compensation technology accounts for the movements of a vessel, making offshore access as easy as crossing the street. Their drive is to enable the energy transition and have a great career in the meantime. A career in a large, global organisation with an entrepreneurial mindset. Working at Ampelmann means working in a result-driven team. 

  • HQ in Delft
  • Active in 13 countries
  • 26% / 74%
  • Average age 35
  • 152 employees in the Netherlands
  • 321 employees worldwide

Colleagues

Marieke Haring (31) - Talent Acquisition Project Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I worked for a corporate organisation where I was not always able to put new ideas into practice. At Ampelmann, there is plenty of freedom to try out new things: exciting and fun!

What was your previous job?
Project Coordinator & HR - Heineken.

What do you do in your spare time?
Working out and discovering new music. I also love Italian food with a good glass of wine.

Nick de Lange (30) - Senior Operations Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
The colleagues are all quite young and this creates a great atmosphere at work. Besides that, you have a lot of freedom and responsibility in your work so you can learn a lot within a short period of time. Also, as an Operations Engineer you get to travel a lot for Ampelmann.

What was your previous job?
Operations Engineer - Ampelmann.

What do you do in your spare time?
Sports, kiting, skiing and triathlon.

Suzanne Weller (29) - Motion Control Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
After I graduated from university, I looked for a job where I would be active in the technical field. The atmosphere at Ampelmann also appealed to me. I work together with content-driven people and there is also room for social activities and relaxation.

What did you study?
Mechanical Engineering - TU Delft.

What do you do in your spare time?
Play tennis and meet with friends.

Tim Börner (30) - Business Development Manager Offshore Wind

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I particularly found that the size of the company and the product/ the field suited me well. I had worked with Ampelmann before in a client relationship and had a good feeling about the atmosphere at the company. Ampelmann really goes the extra mile for their new employees. I experienced this personally, as my arrival gave rise to a new entity and an office in Hamburg was set up.

What was your previous job?
Shipbroker – Global Renewable Shipbrokers GmbH.

What do you do in your spare time?
Spending time with my family and skateboarding.

Ivar Boom (31) - Manager Data Services

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Ampelmann is a growing, innovative organisation with many (young) talents who are driven and who want to face challenges together. That environment and the Ampelmann culture appealed to me.

What was your previous job?
Operations Process Engineer - Ampelmann.

What do you do in your spare time?
Sports, reading and seeing as much of the world as possible.

Jeroen Tol (31) - Operations Control Centre Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
During my previous job I heard several times about Ampelmann and I became more and more interested to get to know the company. After a cup of coffee with a friend who was just setting up the HR department, I knew: Ampelmann is going to be it for me. A challenging technical job with a lot of traveling around the world with immediate great freedom and responsibility.

What was your previous job?
Sales Engineer - Schlumberger.

What do you do in your spare time?
Drumming, motocross, and DJing

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