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Automation Engineer (EN)



As an Automation Engineer at BAADER Doesburg you’ll work on renewing and (further) developing high-tech machine lines for the food industry. There are many opportunities regarding automation within the existing and upcoming products to make them ready for industry 4.0.

You are involved from design (Siemens) to prototype testing. You can also visit international customers or test locations. You will work together with an international automation team and experienced colleagues in the multidisciplinary scrum team in Doesburg.

In short: you will become the point of contact in the field of automation in the Netherlands. Something for you? Contact Bram, he will be happy to tell you more about the role and the company.


As an Automation Engineer in Doesburg you will continue to develop the existing machines in the field of automation. You work on the product portfolio of the future together with EPLAN draftsmen, mechanics, engineers and project managers. You have a lot of freedom in your role on how to implement sensors, program PLCs and in applying new improvements that you see.

BAADER has an advanced range of machines that can process raw food into usable end products with high accuracy and at high speed. The machines are mechanically at the highest level, but there are still many opportunities in the field of automation. With your knowledge of PLCs (Siemens) and various vision sensors, you are able to make the machines 'smart'. For example to make automatic alignment possible to allow for higher efficiency or speed.

In the Netherlands you work together with more than 20 people in various multidisciplinary development teams. Internationally, 1200 people work and there is already a lot of in-house knowledge in the field of automation. You have the freedom to apply this knowledge to the product groups that are developed in the Netherlands.
Unique to the function:

✓ You will be the coordinator for the product development roadmap in the Netherlands in the field of automation.
✓ Production, prototyping and assembly on location. You can see the machines that you have designed being built next to your office and in the prototyping department you can quickly test whether the design meets the requirements.
✓ Lots of freedom in your role, besides the deadline you can decide for yourself how you get there. If you see opportunities or new development opportunities, you are given the freedom to apply them yourself.
In short, a broad, technical role for someone who, in addition to engineering himself, also wants to use his or her coordinating & practical skills.


This innovative machine builder trusts that have the right knowledge to further develop the machine lines by means of. sensors and PLC software. In addition to designing, you can easily walk into production to carry out tests and verify your ideas together with the technicians. A broad role with a lot of freedom and responsibility. To do this, they offer the following package:

✓ An excellent salary based on relevant knowledge and experience between € 3.500,- and € 5.000,- gross per month.
✓ 27 vacation days pro rata. They don't have ATV days, but you close earlier on Fridays at 2:30 PM.
✓ An excellent overtime arrangement where you are paid per minute.
✓ When traveling for business, you get paid in full while traveling.
✓ Flexible working hours, you can decide for yourself whether you want to start your day at 07:00 or 08:00, for example.
✓ Working part time (4 days) is an option.
✓ Option to work from home if your work allows it.

Does this vacancy Automation Engineer appeal to you? Apply immediately (and certainly before 14 March). After receiving your application:
✓ You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt.
✓ You will hear within 3 working days whether you will be invited for a first interview with our recruitment consultant Bram.
✓ We schedule an appointment with the company if we are both enthusiastic.

Position requirements

✓ A bachelor or master degree in industrial automation, mechatronics, electrical engineering or related. People without a college degree, but with relevant work experience are also invited to apply.
✓ At least 1 year of experience as a PLC Engineer within a machine building company. You have experience working with Siemens PLCs and associated systems.
✓ You are open to travel average 3 to 6 times a year to perform tests on site.
✓ Proficient in the English language and willing to develop your Dutch skills.

✓ You are in the posession of a Dutch working permit or EU nationality and live in the Doesburg / Arnhem region, or are willing to move there short term.


This innovative machine builder is part of an international organization with more than 1200 employees worldwide. On their location in Doesburg 100 employees work on the development, prototyping and production of high-tech machines for the food industry. Together with a branch in Germany, they are continuously innovating their own product portfolio in the mechanical, mechatronic or electrical field. They have proven themselves as an industry leader for over 50 years.

Production & assembly are present in Doesburg in addition to engineering & R&D department. This allows you to see the machines being built from your office window. The R&D department in Doesburg consists of a team of around 20 people. They work together in several (international) project teams. Next to that there is an open and informal atmosphere within the company.

Automation Engineer (EN)
Published on: 16-02-2022
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