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Sensata Technologies, Inc. Engineering Technician - Megatrends in Hengelo, Netherlands

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Sensata is looking for an independent, pro-active Technician to join our new product development engineering team, supporting the growth of our Gigavac/Megatrends Business Unit. The role is varied and challenging. The Engineering Technician collaborates with a local team or global engineering team on product design which satisfy customer specifications. Key participant in supporting NBO/NPD Design projects. This process includes supporting design engineers, sensor testing, sample builds supporting product validation, completing documentation and executing launch items for production.


General Responsibilities:

  • Assist in new product design development, design upgrades to existing products, and lab infrastructure improvements to support the growth of the Gigavac/Megatrends Business

  • Design tooling/fixtures (Solidworks)

  • Perform failure analysis and contactor/fuse tear-down

  • Perform engineering tests, including customer and custom (non-standard) validation testing

  • Acquire and analyze data

  • Run electrical, mechanical and product evaluation studies

  • Contribute to lab continuous improvement in the areas of safety and test integrity

  • Detailed technical reporting to capture procedures, details, observations

  • Development testing & data analysis, validation testing, test fixturing (mechanical and electrical), procedure writing, test report writing, troubleshooting, lab equipment preventative maintenance and continuous improvement

  • Develop and fixture electrical and mechanical test set-ups. Interface set-ups with automated data acquisition equipment

  • Work with engineers on program timing and development of testing requirements

Experience / Qualifications:

  • Minimum secondary vocational education (MBO) in a technical discipline strongly preferred with 3-6 years’ experience

  • Ability to read and follow technical documentation, schematics, standards, and procedures

  • Design tooling/fixtures (Solidworks)

  • Working knowledge of simple hand tools (drills, wrenches), basic mechanical measurement equipment (calipers, micrometers) and basic electrical equipment (multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, etc)

  • Experience in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical test systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of general safety practices and maintaining a safe workspace

  • Proactive attitude and clearly capable of setting priorities.

  • Effective time management skills and demonstrated strong attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (in English a plus)

  • Willingness to assist others and, when needed, to request assistance from others. Many of our projects are high priority and have short lead times



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  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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Our vision is to be a world leader in mission-critical sensing and electrical protection while satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, efficiency and a clean environment and being a partner, employer and neighbor of choice. Our sensors are the fundamental building blocks needed for a smart, connected, electrified and, ultimately, autonomous world. Click here to find out more about our Future Focus (

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