Buitink Technology in Duiven is looking for:

Engineer/project manager

Fulltime (38 uur per week)

Who are we?

At Buitink Technology not only do we come up with solutions in sailcloth, membranes and technical textiles, we manufacture them too!

  • Examples include the iconic Bubble Cloud roof over Utrecht's station square: see project
  • A 1,000,000 kg flotation system in Germany: see project
  • And lifting systems for righting overturned lorries: see project

To come up with solutions and develop them into production drawings, our production planning office is staffed by a team of four planners/draughtsmen/project managers.

Buitink Technology is growing and we would like to expand our production planning office.




What does the job entail?

Do you enjoy coming up with solutions and developing them? Do you like the idea of working as part of a team in an innovative, growing company with great clients? Do you have a higher education or equivalent ability, the relevant knowledge, interests and/or experience?

Do you enjoy being involved in a job from start to finish? Are you suited to being a planner/draughtsman in addition to performing the job of project manager during the execution phase?  Would you be willing to lend an occasional hand with the installation?

If so, then we are looking for you!




A typical working day: Monday

6:45 your alarm goes off

The alarm goes off. Breakfast, clean your teeth and head off to Buitink!

8:00 preparation

Your working day begins. The first hour at work sees you working on your projects and going through the emails that have come in over the past few days. You call a few suppliers about orders that haven't been delivered on time.

You prepare the 9am planning meeting.

9:00 planning and innovation meeting

The planning and innovation meeting begins. All current projects and challenges, including all of your projects, are discussed.

The drawing of a large ETFE air cushion roof takes more time than you had expected and you envisage a problem with the lead time. Dirk offers to take over part of your drawing work so that production can start on time.

You also have some questions about the how a clamping profile is to be joined to an air cushion roof. Is the solution you came up with going to be waterproof? Your highly experienced colleague Marnix looks at your solution, runs through it with you and sketches out some ideas to improve it.

10:00-10:15 break

Coffee break. Put your feet up and unwind.

10:15-12:30 mobile floor

You designed a mobile, liquid-proof floor measuring 25 x 5 metres, and it is currently being assembled in production. Some questions have been raised about your drawings, so you're in the production department to explain them and lend a hand.

You go back to your desk to modify the drawings slightly and add some extra measurements to them to speed up the production process.

12:30-13:00 lunch

At noon we have lunch together, from 12:30 to 13:00. Buitink regulates fruit, so you don't have to bring your own apple. Also there is coffee and tea available.

Because we lunch together it's a good time to catch up. Also with people who has a complete other function inslide the company.

14:00 project visit

You visit the location where the air cushion has to be mounted with the mounting foreman Tristan. Together you discuss what is needed for assembly: fastening, lifts, a crane, a H & S plan, etc.

Back on the office, you do the necessary product ordering in response to the onsite visit.

15:00-15:15 break

Coffee break.

15:15-17:00 drawings for quotations

You discuss a number of customer requests, for which Buitink has been asked to make a quotation, with your colleagues Rienk, Laura and Marnix. Before being able to issue a quotation, a thorough engineering and drawing process often needs to be completed. This also applies to the requests that your colleagues are now discussing with you. Buitink has been asked to design and develop a rain shelter for a large bicycle manufacturer. It is being roughly designed by Marnix, and Laura has been looking at the styling and colours. Your job is to create the 3D model in Rhino.

17:00/ 17:15 home time

Your working day is over.




Does the job still sound appealing to you?

If the above appeals to you, then it would be a good idea for us to get together for a chat. However, there are certain things we are looking for in our new team member.

Buitink comes up with and manufactures solutions involving sailcloth, technical textiles and membranes that can be both complex and sizeable. These solutions are often customer-specific too. Orders always involve several colleagues from the production planning office as well as from the production and installation departments.

As such, we are looking for a colleague who:

Is technical and enjoys coming up with smart technical solutions and developing them into something that can actually be produced.

  • Has a can-do attitude and is prepared to take responsibility.
  • Has excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Is able to work independently as well as being a team player.
  • Has at least three years' relevant experience or is a fast learner.
  • Has excellent technical insight.
  • Has good communication skills.
  • Is proficient with MS Office and 3D drawing packages (e.g. Rhino and AutoCAD).

In return for your efforts, we can offer you the following:

  • A varied job offering continuous personal growth and ample scope for introducing and implementing your own ideas.
  • Career development and training opportunities under professional guidance.
  • An informal, highly diverse, innovation-led working environment with twenty colleagues.
  • Challenging and engaging customers/projects/issues with a focus on long-term partnerships.
  • A modern, well-lit workplace in a stunning building.
  • Great team outings.
  • A competitive salary, holiday pay, travel allowance, 25 days of leave and 13 ADV days.




If you would like to know more about this job, please feel free to call or email us.

You may of course apply at once.

Please send your CV and covering letter to Sietze Pouwels:

You can also get in touch with us by phone:

Sietze Pouwels
Telefoon: 0316-25 08 30
: 06-51 66 47 41


Typograaf 1
6921 VB Duiven
The Netherlands

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