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Product Development Engineer

Company information

Driessen Catering Equipment B.V. is a renowned and successful international company, active in the Aerospace Industry. We are a world leader in specialized equipment to support the catering process in commercial aircraft. Our company designs and manufactures trolleys, food containers and related products. We manage a large portfolio of standard equipment as well as customized equipment for all airlines around the world.

As PD Engineer you are designing and developing new products and re-design (improve) existing products within the Driessen Catering Equipment product portfolio, consisting of trolleys, standard containers and other non-electrical catering equipment.

Your key activities

  • Creating 3D CAD models on part, sub-assembly and assembly level.
  • Design and dimension structures based on forces and functionality, with the correct use of materials (metal and plastic) and associated production method (sheet metal, turning and milling, stamping, casting, injection molding, etc.).
  • Creating design proposal documents, drawings and BOM’s.
  • Creating technical solutions for (re-)designs and developments, which are commercially viable and considering the design for manufacturing principals.
  • Creating and improving maintenance solutions and procedures.
  • Monitor developments and technologies in the market relevant to your field of expertise.
  • Explore if such new technologies or materials are applicable to use in new and existing designs.

Our job requirements

Education & knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equal working and thinking level, in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering or Mechatronics engineering.
  • Educated in design, engineering and manufacturing processes.
  • Material science in the field of metal and plastic.
  • Be inventive, innovative and creative.
  • Be fluent in the English language.
  • Basic knowledge of Airworthiness rules and regulations would be preferred.


  • Approximately three years of experience in a technical design function is a plus.
  • Knowledge to iterate product development from initial idea to series production.
  • Experience with 3D CAD systems, preferably Solidworks.
  • Experience with Project management principles.
  • Experience with designing processes and improving processes.

Skills and other requirements

  • Able to plan tasks efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Be punctual and work accurately.
  • Team player and able to collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Competent with MS-office, PLM/PDM system (SmarTeam) and preferable ERP.
  • Willing to travel on ad-hoc basis when required for the job.

What we offer?

  • An annual contract with the intention of permanent.
  • A monthly gross salary between € 3.315, = and € 4.395, =.
  • 8% holiday allowance.
  • 25 leave days and 13 days of ATV leave.
  • Participation in our company pension plan (3.4% employee contribution).
  • Participation in our company bonus plan (12% related to company and personal targets).
  • Various attractive collective insurance benefits.
  • Flexible working from home policy to be discussed.

More information?

You can contact Peter Beets, Product Development Manager at

or email us at