Working at Kyocera Senco EMEA

Kyocera Europe is the specialist in fasteners and fastening tools for construction professionals and industry. For the EMEA market we are looking for an Automation Engineer who’s responsibility is to help drive innovation and growth in the industry automation segment and to assure a positive customer experience throughout the investigation, installation and after sales process to maximize the Customer Lifetime Value.
This newly created position will build a long term trust relationship and strategic alliance with industrial customers and external partners alike, turning them into brand ambassadors. It is a multidisciplinary role working in close cooperation with our customers and both the local and central commercial teams involved.

Automation Engineer EMEA (32 – 40 hours)

Location: Lelystad, Netherlands (with EMEA-wide responsibilities, work from home flexibility)

The job
As an Automation Engineer EMEA you play a crucial role in the development of our European Automation business in the Fastening Industry. Together with our Category Manager Automation you will be responsible for driving innovations and developments based on a strategic or project based planning. His/her/them focus on the designing, developing and detailing of pneumatic and mechatronic systems, stand-alone as well as part of a machine or system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In-house innovations/adjustments on a project or strategy/funnel basis
    • Define functional and technical specifications
    • Produce technical designs/solutions in a structured manner/process
    • Involvement and passion (ownership/commitment) in the development of the chosen solution, including full delivery and coordination towards production
  • Translate new developments into working instructions towards production
    • In-house production
    • External production + development
  • Maintain data/drawings in PDM system
    • Preparation and maintenance of product documentation such as bills of materials and revision management
    • Maintain and manage Spare parts
  • Optimize internal engineering processes
    • In Co-op with Production, Logistics and Supply chain planning
    • Contribute to the establishment and implementation of standardization
    • Contribute to the continuous improvement of R&D by proposing structural improvements.
  • Ensure European Compliance on all Automation tools
    • Machine directives, CE,…
  • In-house testing
    • Test in-house innovations/developments
    • QC on new tools
  • Provide External & internal training for:
    • Production
    • Technical service
    • Sales
    • Customers
  • Take lead in installations where necessary
    • Post launch validation and tracking by timely and sufficient reviews
    • Provide second help line after service (Local or digital assistance)


  • A Bachelor degree in engineering preferably mechanical engineering, industrial automation or similar is a minimum
  • Minimum of 4 years relevant experience in engineering and product development
  • Knowledge of legislation and standards relating to the development of machines, such as the Machine Directive, CE or commitment to acquire this knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of control systems and measurement + control technology
  • Good knowledge of:
    • Microsoft Office (excel, word, teams etc.)
    • 3D CAD (solid works & Inventor)
    • PDM / PLM
  • Good communicative skills in English
  • Confident, dynamic with a digital first mindset
  • Argumentation is based on data analytics (facts & figures)
  • Starts with the answer and thinks out of the box
  • Takes project ownership and has a pro-active attitude
  • Empathic listener to customers and co-workers
  • Occasional traveling and customer visits
  • Knowing our products and our industry is a big plus
  • Based in the Netherlands

What we offer

  • The possibility to join a healthy global company
  • A pleasant and open working atmosphere in an informal energetic club with ditto colleagues
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the organization and its results
  • Competitive salary and benefits package such as 25 days off and profit share
  • Affiliated with the CAO Technische Groothandel
  • Flexibility regarding working from home
  • Laptop and mobile

How to apply?
Please send your CV with motivation to If you have any substantive questions about the position, please contact Thierry Deplee (Head Of Category Management EMEA), email:

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