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January 1, 2024

Deep-tech venture: Mechatronic Engineer – Printing Equipment

About Us:

This Deep-Tech venture is a spin-off from TNO in collaboration with HighTechXL. We are
developing printing equipment, using laser-based technology that has been researched at Holst
Centre for 10+ years.
We’re driven by innovation, and we’re on the lookout for a Software Engineer who shares our passion
for working in a dynamic startup environment. If you’re a versatile, proactive, and technically skilled
individual who enjoys a broad range of tasks and takes ownership of their work, you might be the
perfect fit for our team.
This exciting and rapidly evolving LIFT technology has significant potential to revolutionize industries
such as electronics, biotechnology, and microfabrication.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a hands-on and innovative Mechatronics Engineer to contribute to the development
and optimization of our revolutionary printing equipment. As a key member of our team, you will play
a vital role in integrating mechanical, electronic, and control systems to ensure the seamless
operation of our LIFT (Laser-Induced Forward Transfer) technology. This is a unique opportunity to be
part of a rapidly evolving field with the potential to reshape industries such as electronics,
biotechnology, and microfabrication.

Key responsibilities:

Hands-On Mentality: Take a hands-on approach to prototype assembly, testing, and troubleshooting,
ensuring the successful implementation of mechatronic systems.
Collaboration: Work closely with multidisciplinary teams, including Mechanical Engineers, Software
Engineers, and Researchers, to achieve seamless integration of mechatronic components.
Control System Design: Contribute to the design and implementation of control systems, ensuring
precision and reliability in the printing process.
System Integration: Lead the integration of mechanical, electrical, and control systems to create a
cohesive and efficient printing equipment system.
Testing and Validation: Conduct thorough testing and validation of mechatronic systems, ensuring
they meet quality and performance requirements. This also requires strong problem-solving skills in
addressing any deviations from the specified requirements.
Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for improvement in mechatronic systems, and
implement enhancements to optimize performance and efficiency.
Documentation: Prepare comprehensive documentation, including system specifications, assembly
instructions, and technical reports.


• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, or a related field.
• Proven experience in mechatronic system design and integration, preferably in the printing or
precision equipment industry.
• Hands-on mentality with the ability to prototype and troubleshoot effectively.
• Proficiency in control system design and implementation.
• Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to challenges.
• Excellent communication and collaboration abilities.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment.
Highly valued additional qualifications include:
• Familiarity with laser-based technologies.
• Experience with automation and robotics.
• Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations.
• Familiarity with CAD software for system design.

What We Offer:

• Competitive salary and benefits package.
• Opportunities for professional growth and development.
• A dynamic and collaborative work environment.
• The chance to contribute to groundbreaking technology with the potential to revolutionize

How to Apply:

If you are a highly motivated and innovative developer with a passion for technology like laser-based
materials processing, we encourage you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume, cover
letter, and any relevant publications or research work to
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we enthusiastically invite candidates from diverse
backgrounds and experiences to join our team and contribute to the future.