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Mechatronics Engineer

On-site, Hybrid
  • Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Job description

Company introduction

Railnova is revolutionizing railway operations by helping companies digitize their fleet management and maintenance processes. By developing both hardware (Railster) and software solutions, Railnova enables rail companies to monitor critical operational parameters, foresee potential failures, enable condition-based maintenance, and optimize energy usage through best driving practices. Railnova is a very skilled and talented team pushing the boundaries of digital transformation in rail transportation. Railnova ‘s office and production facilities are located close to the Brussel-Midi station.

Mechatronics Engineer - Job description

Railnova is looking for a skilled Mechatronics Engineer with a passion for electronics to join their TrainTech team. This position entails working on the industrialization of electronic products for in-house manufacturing and integrating the Railster device into different types of trains to ensure efficient IoT data transmission. The role includes designing, testing, maintaining and improving production systems (typically based on Raspberry Pi), troubleshooting technical issues, and potentially working on-site to integrate Railster devices into customer trains.

As a Mechatronics Engineer and active member of the Traintech team, you will face a diverse set of responsibilities mixing improvements on our internal production line and the realization of professional services on our customers’s rolling stock. This includes firstly:

  • introducing new products on the in-house production line (pick and place machine oven, coating,etc)

  • supporting the production operators on the production floor (including electronics debugging),

  • designing and improving test systems,

  • understanding technical issues and implementing actions to avoid the reoccurrence of the issues,

  • contributing to the roadmap definition and execution to continuously improve our production operations,

and, your scope of responsibilities could later extend by:

  • Designing and developing cabling kits and connectors solutions to seamlessly integrate Railster devices within customer’s various types of trains, metros, trams, locomotives, and high-speed trains,

  • Create clear, pragmatic technical documentation and installation instructions to facilitate client installations. And occasionally, install the cabling kits yourself in the train

Also, because Railnova values employee collaboration, you will help other team members solve problems that are blocking deliveries to our customers.

Job requirements

  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Electromechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics, or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • You are able to read and understand electronics and electrical schematics to design test systems or debug electronic products.

  • You are not afraid to code notebooks and applications (Python, SQL) to automate operations.

  • You have good communication skills in English and French and can effectively interact with operators and clients. German is a plus.

  • You have an analytical eye and a knack for problem-solving with a hands-on approach

  • You have a good personal organization and are able to juggle between different activities (including traveling ca. 2 days per month).

  • You are a proactive, autonomous learner and a team player with a keen interest in continuous improvement.

  • Experience in PCBA production, Altium Designer, GitHub, Pandas library, or mechanical design software (AutoCAD, Solidworks) is a plus.

  • Experience with designing cabling schematics and familiarity with industrial buses and protocols (MVB, Can, J1708, J1939, RS232, RS485, FIP) is a plus.

What we offer

You'll be given space and time for deep focus on your work and be exposed to a technical and caring team, and be allowed to perfect your skills. On top of that, you'll get:

  • a balanced work environment with a choice of partial remote, or full time in our offices near Brussels South Train Station.

  • 32 days of paid holidays,

  • space to grow through a deep focus on your work

  • a young, multi-disciplinary and dynamic team in a medium-sized scale-up (~35 employees), with a rock-solid, subscription-based business model in IoT and Data Analytics.

  • an extensive collection of perks including a smartphone, laptop, and screens of your choice, extra healthcare insurance, transport card, company car or mobility budget, bicycle plan and meal vouchers.

  • an open culture where we nurture creativity while keeping our clients and the rest of the team in mind at all times

Application process

The application process is handled as follows:

  • submit your written application via the “Apply for this job” button

  • The hiring manager evaluates your application based on written communication skills, critical thinking, and experience. You will have an answer from us within 15 days

  • interview with the Hiring manager

  • case study exercise

  • final interviews and team presentation

You can ask questions at any time during the application process simply by responding to the confirmation email you’ll receive after submission.

On-site, Hybrid
  • Brussels, Brussels, Belgium


On-site, Hybrid
  • Brussels, Brussels, Belgium