Industrial Automation Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Echt

Industrial Automation Engineer: creating tomorrow’s world today…

Using state-of-the-art technology to design the future: as a modern and progressive employer, we give you the freedom you need to fully develop your talents. We feel it’s important that you enjoy going to work and that you find your niche, where you can grow both professionally and personally. As an Industrial Automation Engineer, you will be working as part of a team on creating high-tech solutions that contribute to tomorrow’s world. Inspiring, challenging and engaged.

What will your job as an Industrial Automation Engineer involve?

The Industrial Automation department provides design and consultancy services for electrical and control systems to domestic and international industrial clients. As an Industrial Automation Engineer, you will work in the Industrial Automation department at our branches in Echt or Oss in the Netherlands, or in Geel in Belgium. You will work together with a team on internal projects at one of these branches, but you can also be deployed at one of our clients. Your tasks will involve programming systems, machines or parts thereof, and you will submit inspection documents with your work. You will regularly consult with the lead engineer and/or project leader regarding planning and progress, and will also be responsible for the supervision of junior software engineers.

VIRO – the performance of technology

We are a multidisciplinary engineering firm specialising in project management and engineering. Our clients entrust us with a variety of challenging industrial engineering projects. From our sites in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria, we serve clients worldwide in the aerospace, amusement park engineering, automotive, energy, food, industrial & utility construction, maritime, offshore, processing and semiconductor industries.

Your profile

You are a strong person with excellent communication skills, hold a Bachelor’s degree (HBO) in Industrial Automation, and have experience as an automation or control technology engineer. Further requirements:

  • Knowledge of manufacturing environments or mechanical engineering, safety and government regulations, and permits
  • Knowledge of various relevant drive engineering systems and industrial fieldbus systems is preferred
  • Ability to read electrical hardware diagrams and P&IDs
  • Strong command of software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and planning
  • Knowledge of PLC control systems and SCADA systems (e.g. Siemens S7 / TIA Portal / PCS7 / Beckhoff / Allen Bradley / WinCC)
  • Experience with testing and activating complex control systems at clients and end clients
  • Good command of spoken and written Dutch, and proficient in spoken and written English and/or German. 

Our offer

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with your level of responsibility and a generous benefits package. Engineer your own career through our unique VIRO Academy. Our training centre, knowledge-sharing sessions and job rotation scheme are just a few of the resources we offer to help you take charge of your personal development. We also offer a competitive pension scheme, flexible hours, generous annual leave entitlements, and many other benefits.

VIRO is much more than just a workplace

In addition to an exciting role in which no day is ever the same, we offer numerous activities that make working at VIRO even more appealing. These include the VIRO Family Day at Papendal sports centre, mountain bike clinics, Employee Vitality Week, staff association and department outings, and participation in various regional and national sporting events.


Are you looking for the versatility and excitement of a multifaceted engineering firm and would you like to further develop your professional skills? Let us know – we look forward to meeting you! Please send your CV and cover letter to:

Echt branch
Christianne Janssen
Newtonweg 3, 6101 WX Echt, the Netherlands
PO Box 33, 6100 AA Echt, the Netherlands
T +31 475 850900

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