apr 16, 2021

Product Development Engineer

  • Yanmar Europe B.V.
  • Almere
Full time Elektrotechniek Werktuigbouw Engineering Mechatronica


Yanmar Europe BV, located in Almere, is the European based headquarters for Yanmar’s activities in the Agricultural and Municipal market. Yanmar Europe is a dynamic organization which is developing itself with sophisticated products, services, and processes.


Due to our increasing product portfolio and growing market demands, the Yanmar Europe Agricultural department is looking for candidates for the position of: 




In this position you will be responsible for the design, testing and implementation of compact tractor options and attachments from start till end. The type of projects could include: New product development, value improvement projects, warranty reduction & quality improvement projects and assembly support.

A small, but growing team would be welcoming you with a healthy dose of motivation in the job and interest in you as a person. The team always strives for a work/life balance and finds that enjoying your work is crucial to enjoy life.


Position description:

  • Responsible for design of compact tractor options and attachments. Design includes 3D modelling, Finite Element Analysis, 2D drawing and design reviewing.

(projects can be in close cooperation with external suppliers)

  • New designs include mainly mechanical, sometimes hydraulic, and electrical/mechatronic solutions.
  • Responsible for understanding and maintaining the whole tractor solution system layout and impact on other functional areas.
  • Produce and/or evaluate possible design solutions to fit market requirements, improve quality & performance and reduce cost of compact tractor options and attachments.
  • Follow Yanmar Global Engineering policies and procedures.
  • Maintain models / drawings / files according the latest engineering changes.
  • Compile and structure the required information to document the design solution for building of prototypes and adaptation of the design with involvement of other (Japanese) engineers, supply- and sales management.
  • Support engineering specifications which must be fulfilled for end-user information or manufacturing assembly, such as: mounting instructions, user manuals, charts, and product materials.
  • Gain and apply knowledge on customer needs, competitive systems, regulations, and standards in cooperation with the Product Manager, Engineering Manager and Homologation Specialist.
  • Provide technical support and problem solving expertise to sales, manufacturing, and supply management organizations.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and/or automotive (or equivalent) Engineering.
  • Good knowledge of 3D CAD design software (PTC CREO) and performing FEA’s.
  • Fluent English in speaking and writing.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally.
  • The ability to work both independently and in an engineering team.
  • Self-motivator with strong attention to detail.


Candidates must live in the Netherlands and have a permanent residence- and work permit.


Yanmar offers: A truly international organization, with respect for each individual's culture and room for individual development. A job in a dynamic environment, where every day is different. Freedom to take initiatives and express ideas. Motivated and open colleagues that will be pleased to welcome you. Quality products that have a reliable and excellent reputation. Yanmar is a stable and solid employer with labour conditions that conform to the market, incl. a flexible working time system.



Mail your application letter with English C.V. to Mrs. T. van Eikeren, Manager Human Resources.

Email: trudy_vaneikeren@yanmar.com

Phone: +31 (0)36-5493273