Manufacturing Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Enschede, Netherlands

Manufacturing Engineer

Job description

Do you get thrilled by developing tools focusing on the quality of production methods? Do you have a background in having a coordinating role in a (high) tech manufacturing environment? Are you interested to work for a growing and innovative high tech company, where people and fun are part of our core values? We'd love to have you!

Your role as a Manufacturing Engineer at Xsens

As a Manufacturing Engineer you are the linchpin between our Engineering and Operations department, you will work closely with both departments to ensure a smooth transition between product development and production.

You are responsible for taking the lead in developing and maintaining tools for assuring the quality of production methods for Xsens product lines. You will set up automated test procedures and reporting, both in-house as well as working with manufacturing partners.

You will work closely with the Lead Manufacturing Engineer on implementing the new or modifications to the existing Quality Assurance Protocol and productions methods. You focus on ensuring that product quality risks are traced and quantified upfront to provide feedback during product development. The position requires continuous interaction with Operations, Engineering and our partners.  You will be part of the Engineering Team, based in Enschede (the Netherlands)

Key challenges:

  • Conduct (D)FMEA and root cause analysis for projects.
  • Collect data from reports and tests to identify trends and issues.
  • Develop and implement test tooling for the production environment.
  • Implement changes to quality processes to reduce defects.
  • Actively follows-up as and when required on manufacturer interactions/evaluations/feedback.
  • Actively searches for opportunities to reduce the yield loss and lower production costs.
  • Perform SPC and develop new quality tools.
  • Supports the Field Application Engineer with RMA’s and customer support.


Xsens is looking for a thorough Manufacturing Engineer. Someone who thrives in an environment where your analytical thinking is highly appreciated. You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Mechatronics or related
  • Diagnostic Information Gathering
  • Affiliation with statistics
  • Knowledge on Lean Six Sigma is pre
  • Interest in Quality Assurance and improvement
  • Excellent communication skills in both Dutch and English.

Working at Xsens

Xsens is more than a leading innovator in the field of 3D motion tracking technology. Working for Xsens is working with colleagues that are inquisitively and entrepreneurial by heart. Naturally, there is a high level of cooperation within our team. The team consists of people with multiple international backgrounds, a sportive mindset and driven to get the most out of themselves. They share a passion for movement and technology.

Xsens offers a position in an innovative, ambitious and international company, with an attractive compensation package. The informal culture allows for personal input, growth and development. Full training in our products and services will be provided.

We encourage interested candidates to apply directly at Xsens, we do not wish to involve a recruitment agency to fill this position.