Applied Medical

Team Leader Automation Design

Category (Portal Searching) Engineering
Job Locations NL-Amersfoort



At Applied Medical, we are committed to make a meaningful, positive difference, each and every day. Within our European headquarters in Amersfoort (NL), we develop, manufacture, and support the implementation of our advanced medical devices across Europe and the MENA region. Applied’s team members enjoy working in an environmentally friendly and international environment, in which people of diverse backgrounds are valued, challenged, and acknowledged. We support our team members by giving them opportunities for ongoing learning and education, possibilities to take part in community volunteering activities, and a variety of onsite exercise classes and health activities.


If you are passionate about working in an organization that allows you to make decisions based upon what is right for the patient, customer, community, and environment, Applied Medical is the place for you.

Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge as a Team Leader who will set up a new Automation Design team? In this exciting role, you will be responsible for setting up, working along with, and providing leadership to a small team of engineers at our European Headquarters in Amersfoort. Your team will be responsible for designing and developing automated equipment used in the manufacturing process of medical devices. You will provide support to our production, engineering and various other teams. During the startup phase, the Automation Design team will be trained and will work closely with the equivalent US team. In this role, collaborating with the US team requires a bit of flexibility in order to participate in meetings and training (time zone differences apply).  


The Team Leader Automation Design is part of the Applied Medical Europe Maintenance organization and reports to the Maintenance Manager.


Within Applied Medical, the title of this position is Team Leader Automation Design.



  • Work hands-on with the department on the automation and improvement of manufacturing processes to produce medical devices
  • Lead a team of engineers and make sure that they are adequately trained, and that safety and quality rules are followed (e.g. CE, ISO, etc.)
  • Create SolidWorks models, drawings, and assemblies
  • Provide technical support, carry out root cause analysis and corrective/preventive actions
  • Perform process capability studies, evaluations, and cost analysis
  • Develop, update and peer-review engineering documents such as instructions, drawings, test procedures, and reports
  • Investigate new tooling, materials, prototypes, manufacturing processes, and technologies
  • Research and qualify new suppliers and vendors including requirements setting


  • Engineering degree (HBO/HTS/BSc/MSc) such as industrial, manufacturing or mechanical, or equivalent engineering experience
  • Experience in a highly regulated environment with planning and coordinating machine design automation processes
  • In addition, 1-2+ years’ experience in a leadership position
  • Technical analytical skills, a hands-on approach and an understanding of technical reasoning, prototyping, and manufacturing processes
  • Experience in 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD or equivalent
  • Experience with ERP, SAP and/or Product Lifecycle Management applications is preferred
  • Excellent English both verbal and written is required and proficiency in Dutch is preferred

We Offer

  • Good remuneration package including pension and 27 vacation days
  • Travel allowance and health insurance benefits
  • Working from home option available
  • Opportunity for personal development and continuous learning
  • Education reimbursement program
  • An informal and international work environment with over 35 nationalities
  • Teambuilding and volunteer opportunities
  • Onsite group exercise classes and health activities



Would you like to be part of our expanding team? If the answer is yes, we'd love to get to know you and look forward to hearing from you!

For more information regarding our hiring process, click here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via or +31 (0)33 7548713.


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As a healthcare company, it’s of the utmost importance to keep our teams safe and healthy in this ever-changing COVID-19 environment. We highly encourage our team members to get vaccinated to help protect each other, our families, our customers, and our visitors, as we work together to help end the pandemic.


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