Robotics Engineer | Smart & Digital Factory

in Kortrijk

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In search of a Robotics Engineer – smart production

Do you have experience with automation and an outspoken passion for robotics? Do you want to further explore the innovative potential of robots for industrial applications? To strengthen our Smart and Digital Factory team we are looking for a Robotics Engineer - smart production in Kortrijk.

As Robotics Engineer Smart Production you will be responsible for setting up and executing demonstration and innovation projects in the field of robotics and machine vision within an Industry 4.0 context (human/robot collaboration).

Typical activities are:

─ Defining and setting up projects in companies within the context of Human/Robot collaboration and the integration of robot applications within a production context.

─ Making the potential of human/robot collaboration and machine-vision applications for smart production accessible to Belgian companies in the manufacturing industry.

─ Raising companies' awareness of the latest technologies through various media channels.

─ Setting up and carrying out ambitious research projects together with colleagues.

─ Controlling and maintaining the state-of-the-art of your own technology domain, e.g.

  • Robotics in general and more specifically developments within the domain of human/robot collaboration,

  • Machine vision and the different fields of application,

  • Deployment of robots for innovative production (e.g. 3D printing with robots),

  • Artificial intelligence and robots.

What do we expect from you?

─ You have a master's degree in engineering in the field of automation and robotics

─ You have a good knowledge of the manufacturing industry and its companies

─ You have sufficient practical experience (at least 5 years) in the field of Robotics.

─ You are passionate about new evolutions within robotics: human/robot collaboration, machine vision, ..

─ You have a good knowledge of (robot) programming languages: Java, C#/C++, Python, ROS, …

─ You are analytical, can think along with the customer and succeed in translating the customer's needs into pragmatic, tangible solutions

─ You are creative, result-oriented and hands-on and are interested in creating demonstrators and proof-of-concepts

─ You will work in an inspiring environment where you are expected to initiate, supervise and contribute to content publications, ..

─ You have good social skills (in the context of complex multidisciplinary partnerships)

─ You communicate fluently and you know how to convince.

─ Your Dutch is excellent, goof command of English and French is a plus.

What do we offer you?

As a Sirris expert you actively participate in top projects at Belgian companies. You build up knowledge and experience in the most advanced technologies. Every day you experience the satisfaction of knowing that you are doing pioneering work. In short, you deliver innovative work in its purest form.


Flexible work, personal development and an environment in which collaboration is central, that's what Sirris stands for. We offer an attractive salary package that is completely in line with your job and experience.


For more information about this position, please contact Franne Godderis, HR business partner at Sirris.

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