Wanted: Lead Engineer

Vacancy by Variass

  • Variass
  • Drachten
  • HBO
  • Undetermined time

Job description

As a lead engineer you are concerned with new products and changes to existing products in high-tech solutions. With the team of 8 engineers who have different roles, you do the work preparation and you have an overview of logistics and planning. You are the connecting link between the customer's wishes on the one hand and your colleagues to whom you transfer practical information, with the right readability and priority on the other.

Your role
You spar with customers, suppliers and the production department of Variass and then work on the assignments yourself. One moment an existing customer calls for an assignment, you have a team meeting and the next moment you are sitting at the table with the customer on location or at the office. Based on the information obtained, you make a quotation and after approval from the customer you will initiate this in the organization. The drawing work is done by your colleagues, although you are the one who can check the drawings for completeness. You focus on new products and changes within existing products. You make the customer's information legible, you identify risks, impact and costs and adjust production and stock where necessary. You do this by registering in SAP and the product information folder, with which you share information and work instructions with colleagues. During the process you keep the customer informed of the process steps. The 10-20 customers whose relationship you manage consist of contact persons within high-tech companies and vary from technicians to buyers. You complete the assignment for the customer by drawing up a production report, sending a report to the customer and providing after-sales support in terms of technical support.    

Your work week 
You are busy entering new products or changes to existing products, such as adjusting the components or the bill of materials. You also have weekly meetings with customers and internal consultations with the production department. You implement the changes, and ensure a correct 'bill of materials' and 'design files' belonging to the project. You are also administratively busy setting up the system for new products, and you set out actions to colleagues. All this takes place at the Variass location in Veendam.

What are you bringing?
- You are interested in technology and work and think at HBO level;
- You are handy with Office packages such as Outlook and Excel;
- Good communicative skills;
– Mastery of the Dutch and English language. 

Who are you? 
You are good at filtering and translating relevant information and data to the organization. You do this by keeping SAP up to date, consulting with the production department and providing work instructions. This gives you insight into the entire process and you understand which preparations are required. You have a service-oriented, responsible attitude and take initiative easily. As a team player, you enjoy working with colleagues and contributing to the whole. You work accurately and in a structured manner, both in dealing with customers and colleagues and in recording process steps in the SAP system. You can set priorities well, keep an overview, monitor schedules and have an eye for detail. 

Working at Variass Electronics BV
Variass is a high-tech company with a sober culture in which close cooperation with customers is central. They design and manufacture a wide range of products for customers in the medical, defense & security and industrial markets. The mission of Variass is: Helping customers to be successful in their business. The services offered by Variass concern customization, both for semi-finished products and end products. 

If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements, please respond as soon as possible via our site www.metier.nl. If you have any questions, please contact Ingobert Veen.

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