Research & Development Engineer

Do you think it's cool to help build a high-tech production factory for solar foil? Do you have a passion for complex machines, a hi-tech product and sustainability? Then join HyET Solar and accelerate your career!

Do you think it's cool to help build a high-tech production factory for solar foil? Do you have a passion for complex machines, a hi-tech product and sustainability? Then join HyET Solar and accelerate your career!

The role

As the Machine Concepts R&D Engineer, you will be part of the Machine Concepts and Upscaling sub-team of the Technology team, which is tasked with developing machine concepts for roll-to-roll thin film PV upscaled factories. The base for the development is our current roll-to-roll thin film PV factory in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The machine concepts will be developed in close collaboration with various equipment suppliers, who will be responsible for the actual design. You responsibility will mainly involve experimentally testing the feasibility of the technology concepts on current existing tools both internally and externally.

The key consideration involving these upscaling concepts are productivity, uptime, yield, operability as well as safety. The technologies involved are various thin film deposition processes such as atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition as physical vapor deposition, as well as laser, lamination and wet chemical processes.

This new position has opened due to recent investment, linked to a factory expansion.

What are you going to do?

Working in close contact within our Technology team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Design experimental setups to test upscaled machine concepts;
  • Run calculations for/simulate machine concept subsystems ;
  • Validation of concept feasibility from experiment and/or simulations.

What are we looking for

  • MSc. In Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or Physics;
  • 5+ years’ work experience in manufacturing (especially tool commissioning and testing);
  • Solid knowledge in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and machine design;
  • Hands on approach, self-driven and strong sense of taking initiative;
  • Fast learner and curious about how things work;
  • Creative, out of the box thinker, but able to make choices decisively;
  • Has a positive/critical mindset and can be flexible;
  • Strong analytical, communication, and reporting skills;
  • Team focused and pragmatic;
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).

What do we have to offer

  • Exciting opportunity to employ your programming skills to control upscaled machinery and provide quality control in our roll-to-roll production process of flexible PV modules;
  • Help us realize a world where energy is utilized sustainably and affordably;
  • Join a fast growing, international oriented organization in the field of flexible PV modules;
  • Become part of an organization with lots of opportunities for personal development;
  • Join a company where Unity, Innovation and Excellence are key values;
  • Surround yourself with specialists in your area of interest;
  • A competitive salary;
  • 25 holidays;
  • Pension scheme, travel expenses and 8% holiday allowance.


The Team

The HyET Solar Team is full of innovative, drive colleagues taking pride in our factory and product. As part of this team, you will work with other colleagues with a background in production, maintenance, and technology in pursuit of ushering thin film flexible PV into the solar energy market.

About HyET Solar

HyET Solar is a leading SME in the field of flexible thin film PV modules and is founded in 2012. HyET Solar has introduced the first commercially viable thin film solar foil (Powerfoil) and has customers all around the world. HyET enters into partnerships with key stakeholders to develop products with a focus on application. Our staged approach delivers a clear view of options and results in products that satisfy customer requirements. HyET’s headquarters are located in Arnhem, the Netherlands and is run by an experienced interdisciplinary team. HyET Solar is expanding its production capacity in the Netherlands as well as preparing to do so internationally, in close cooperation with its business partners.

Are you interested or do you want to know more?

Apply for this position by sending a cover letter and CV to If you want additional information about the position, please contact our Edward Hamers, Chief Technical Officer ( / +31 6 5196 1994) or Mohammed El Makkaoui, Program leader on Machine Concepts and Upscaling, on or call +31 6 51 90 1295.

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