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Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Atlas Copco
Antwerp, Belgium
  • Atlas Copco
Antwerp, Belgium


Are you passionate about innovation and eager to contribute to the development of sustainable, oil-free compressors? At Airtec product engineering, we’re seeking an energetic and motivated mechanical designer to join our mission. As part of our team FTO, you’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of oil free low- and medium pressure compressors. Our product team oversees the entire process, from research and design to testing prototypes and serial product introduction of two types of compressors. Projects range from product upgrades to starting from a blank slate in pursuit of the next technological innovation.

As a Mechanical Designer, you play a pivotal role in driving technical excellence and successful product introduction.

Your responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, from collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensuring the quality and coherence of the design.


  • Design solutions: Apply your 3D insights, innovative approach and knowledge of different manufacturing techniques to develop design solutions which are producible, competitive and reliable;

  • Bring your design to life: Take the lead of prototype preparation, from ordering components to hands-on coordinating the assembly in the lab or test cell;

  • Product design ownership: Using your eye for details, ensure that all 2D/3D drawings and instructions are kept in order and released in our product lifecycle management system;

  • Cross-functional collaboration: Coordinate and delegate tasks to colleague designers while actively aligning with stakeholders (lab, sourcing, quality, prototype suppliers, production…);

  • Project involvement: Participate in all project phases from feasibility studies to product introduction and serial production;

  • Innovation scouting: Actively scout innovating solutions and stay up-to-date with emerging technologies.

In this position you will report to the teamleader product engineering (FTO).


At Atlas Copco Airpower, we offer more than just a job. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Competitive Compensation: Enjoy a nice salary and fringe benefits;

  • Work-Life Balance: We prioritize your well-being, allowing you to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life;

  • Collegial Environment: Our warm, human culture fosters strong connections among colleagues. We take pride in our collaborative spirit;

  • Diverse Team: Join a team that celebrates diversity and brings together unique perspectives;

  • Engineering Excellence: You’ll report to the engineering team leader within the Product Development Airtec department, where challenge, development, and variety drive our work;

  • On-the-Job Training: We’re committed to your growth. Expect comprehensive on-the-job training to help you settle into your new role swiftly;

  • Career Advancement: As you excel, there are growth opportunities on both the expert, project and managerial ladder. We encourage your professional development.


The successful candidate has a degree in engineering or equivalent in experience.

You are fluent in English. Dutch is considered as a plus.


  • Mechanical compontents, design standards and construction methods (seals, drive trains, fastening techniques, ISO/DIN, ...);

  • Both conventional as state-of-art manufacturing mehods (machining, casting, additive manufaturing, ...);

  • Broad material knowledge (metals, plastics, composites, ...);

  • GD&T;

  • Experience with 3D modelling software is a must. CATIA is a plus;

  • Experience with PLM software is a plus.

Personality requirements

  • You can think on an abstract level about mechanical designs and ‘feel’ how they behave;

  • You have a critical mindset, you work accurately and have a good eye for details;

  • You are responsible, taking initiative and product ownership;

  • You are a fast-learner and committed to achieving results as a team;

  • You enjoy working in teams within an international and multidisciplinary environment;

  • You are flexible and think outside the box;

  • You are challenged by complex problems, but you like simple and reliable solutions;

  • You are eager to learn and stay up-to-date with the latest developments and industry trends.


Bright ideas come from all of us. The more unique perspectives we embrace, the more innovative we are. Together we build a culture where difference is valued and we share a deep sense of purpose and belonging.
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