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Voortman Steel Machinery

Engineering

From small, relatively simple processing machinery to large complex machine lines: we devise, develop and build every Voortman machine entirely ourselves. As the Engineering department, we determine to a large extent ourselves what new machinery like this will look like. But we certainly don’t do it alone. Every department within Voortman thinks collaboratively. This enables us to develop machines that not only do what they are required to, but can also be manufactured, installed and operated efficiently. We do this with a group of enthusiastic engineers who collaborate intensively within and outside the department.

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WHAT WE DO

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Once we are tasked with a new product development, we will assemble a project team. In doing so, we take account not only of the knowledge required, but also of our colleagues’ wishes. In this way we ensure that our work remains varies and challenging. In a project team you would be working in collaboration with Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineers, led by a Project Lead and a Lead Engineer. Under the Lead Engineer's leadership, the team will work out the functional operation and specifications of the new machine. Next, each discipline will get down to work on it. The Mechanical Engineer will get down to work drawing and designing the components and assemblies, the Electrical Engineer will start creating the electrical diagrams and the Hardware Engineering. The Software Engineer will look after the machine control systems. We work in close mutual collaboration and utilise the latest tools for the optimum result. The entire engineering process runs literally from the first sketch to a correctly-operating machine in the market. We challenge our engineers to reflect, in addition to the technology and required functionality, on aspects such as cost and manufacturability as well. This gives your work an added dimension, enabling us thus to encourage wide-ranging collaboration. You certainly won’t be sitting at a desk all day, our engineers can be found regularly in the workshop, in other offices or sometimes even off site at a customer or supplier.

PRODUCT SUPPORT

In addition to developing new machinery, as Engineering we are responsible for maintaining the existing inventory of machines.  Mechanical and Electrical Engineers work jointly on continuously improving our machinery. As an engineer in the Product Support department, you will be kept busy implementing changes and carrying out maintenance. The latter means that existing machines will be optimised regularly. It is not only achieving cost savings that comes to mind in this regard, but also replacing components that are no longer available or adding new functionalities for example. Should a problem occur at the customer’s facility that cannot be resolved by our own Support or Service department, then the Product Support team will swing into action.

THE TEAM

We work in multidisciplinary project teams and are closely involved with one another while doing so. We give feedback to and learn from one another. Our Research & Development and Product Support teams work together in one room. The flexible layout enables us to confer with one another quickly and put our heads together as necessary. We are a dynamic team with a high level of ambition. Accordingly, we grasp a challenge with both hands and always find a solution together. We work hard and are proud of what we do but we don’t forget to enjoy ourselves. We engage in activities together, not only at work but also in addition to our work.

Projects you are working on

04 June, 2019

Project at a glance: Voortman V310

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12 October, 2018

Changes to the IPC project

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21 November, 2018

Project at a glance: J&D Pierce

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02 April, 2018

Continuation of succes

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05 March, 2018

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02 May, 2018

Project at a glance: Leach Structural Steelwork LTD.

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04 April, 2018

Project at a glance: Frank H. Dale Ltd.

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30 April, 2018

Project at a glance: NCI Buildings Systems

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