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Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Open Position

Location: Bunschoten, The Netherlands

AMF Bakery Systems provides best-in-class system solutions for industrial bakeries worldwide. With sustainability in mind, we developed the first industrial hydrogen oven to help our customers reduce daily food and energy waste. AMF’s Netherland locations in Gorinchem, Bunschoten, and Nieuwleusen employ over 170 teammates providing a dynamic work environment and the opportunity to be part of its team as a Manager Mechanical Engineering 

The Manager will lead a team of 9 Mechanical Engineers in designing industrial ovens and handling systems for AMF Den Boer. They will improve work processes and tools to achieve operational excellence and collaborate with Product Management and stakeholders in AMF to enhance the product portfolio. The Manager will also support their teammates with career planning, learning, and development.

Primary duties:

  • Responsible for the results of the Mechanical Engineering team
  • On-time delivery of all mechanical designs of sold industrial ovens, handling systems, and other products from the AMF Den Boer portfolio
  • Plan, structure, and distribute the workload of the team of Mechanical Engineers in Bunschoten
  • Ensure mechanical designs are realized within budget and meet all requirements regarding functionality, quality, etc.
  • Make final decisions on complex technical issues
  • Coach and develop the team professionally
  • Oversee learning & development, performance reviews, talent management, succession planning, etc.
  • Contribute to global projects
  • Continuously improve mechanical designs, the process of designing, and our design tools using the Markel Business System (LEAN methods)

What you need to succeed:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or comparable (HBO Wtb, preferably TU, or similar)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience designing in Creo, Solidworks, or similar CAD 
  • Excellent in organizing, structuring, and prioritizing the team workload
  • Experienced with FEM analyses. Some experience with thermodynamics would be an advantage
  • Inspiring leadership
  • Appropriate team spirit
  • Lean Management / continuous improvement mindset
  • Fluent in written and spoken Dutch and English


  • Excellent salary
  • Profit sharing program 
  • CAO Metalektro including 27 holidays and 13 ADV days a year
  • Travel cost compensation 
  • Excellent pension program (PME)
  • Assembly in-house. Your designs come to life in our factory
  • Great training and personal career opportunities, depending on your ambitions  

Contact Peter van Zessen, Technical Director, for more information. (Mob. 06-3000 2269 | [email protected]). For questions concerning the recruitment procedure, contact Jeroen Cats, HR Manager EMEA-AP (Mob. 06-3838 6028 | [email protected]).