Lead Engineer Machine Safety: Mobile Robotics / Automated Guided Vehicles

Reference Lead Engineer Machine Safety  : 0331

Our Client: Company Profile

Our client – Dematic NV (www.dematic.com) – is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. They are looking for a Lead Engineer Machine Safety . From self-propelled forklift trucks and automated guided in-floor chain conveyors to stacker cranes in high-bay warehouses, Dematic provides each customer with a customised solution. The Belgian headquarters are located in Zwijndrecht (near Antwerp).  Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic has implemented more than 4,500 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Dematic (formerly Egemin Automation) is now a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

A visit to the Zwijndrecht site reveals a group of committed employees working in teams on challenging projects and exciting developments shaping the future of supply chain automation. People passionate about innovative technology will certainly feel at home. Dematic has an open corporate culture where everyone is easily approachable. Finally, a lot of attention is given to internal mobility, coaching and education/training for every member of the Dematic family.

Lead Engineer Machine Safety : Mobile Robotics / Automated Guided Vehicles

Lead the implementation of current standards in machine building projects // Be a forerunner in the development of future machine safety regulations // Interaction with multiple engineering disciplines // Involvement in machine development and (series) production // working from home possibilities


Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and other Mobile Robotics applications are growing in diversity, complexity and capability.

As a Lead Engineer Machine Safety you take an active role in current development projects of custom AGV’s: you make sure existing (safety) standards are met and guidelines are integrated throughout the machine / vehicle development and industrialization process. Perhaps even more interesting: you will play a vital role in defining the framework of safety standards for future projects and next generation machines / robotics!

  • As a Lead Engineer / Safety Specialist you lead risk analyses in machine development projects;
  • By interacting with Dematics and other KION Group R&D departments, you ensure that AGV safety plays a crucial role from the outset of new machine development;
  • You interact with other departments / operating units in the KION Group to align safety related matters in vehicle manufacturing and systems implementation;
  • You participate in R&D meetings with renowned suppliers / manufacturers of safety related equipment to ensure these companies make products that comply with Dematic / KION’s future needs;
  • Throughout your role, you keep an eye out for improvement opportunities.
Skills and Qualifications

  • You have a degree in Engineering;
  • You have experience with machine safety related norms: ISO , CE , UL and/or ANSI preferably ISO 3691-4, 2006/42/EC, EN 1525, ANSI B56…;
  • You understand what it takes to develop/make a safe machine or product;
  • Experience in the field of automation equipment is an asset;
  • You preferably have experience in an AGILE (development) environment;
  • You have good communication skills;
  • You’re willing to travel (max 20 %);
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Dutch or other languages is a plus.

  • You’ll enjoy the benefits of an open company culture and you will be surrounded by people with a passion for technology;
  • An organization which promotes initiative and mutual consultation;
  • Lots of training and education opportunities contributing to your personal development;
  • Expand your horizons, both literally and figuratively;
  • Attractive and very complete remuneration package / partial home working is possible.
Contact us!

If you believe you have what it takes to make things happen in this role, we would like to hear from you.    

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to info@vp-recruitment.be quoting “ref 0331”. Feel free to call Wim Vander meiren (0032 (0)489 585 566) or Manu Pauwels (0032 (0)489 585 565).