Sensata Technologies, Inc. (Senior) Design Engineer in Hengelo, Netherlands


Who are we?

Sensata Technologies is the world’s leading supplier of sensors and controls across a broad range of markets and applications. Sensata manufactures innovative engineered sensors and electrical protection devices for automotive, HVAC, aerospace and industrial marketplaces. Our sensing and protection solutions improve safety and efficiency for millions of people every day.

What are we doing?

Sensata Technologies is developing and producing pressure sensors and pressure- and temperature sensors for various automotive applications. Car manufacturers today are faced with increasing challenges. Technological requirements are continuously stepped up, because of the demand for performance, safety, efficiency and clean emissions. With our innovative products we strive to contribute to an environmentally friendly industry.

What are you going to do?

You will be responsible for the design and development of pressure sensors and pressure- and temperature sensors for the automotive industry. The specific sensors which you will be working with operate using Sensata’s capacitive sense element technology. You will find solutions for customer needs and specifications and you will be responsible to translate these into robust and affordable sensors designed for production. You are responsible for the technical product, from the first customer contact until mass production. You will work in an international environment and you will deal with international customers automotive OEMs and suppliers. You will report to the Design Engineering Supervisor.

What are your tasks and responsibilities?

  • You are going to work in international project teams on design of sensors and you will be (co-) responsible for the progress of your projects.

  • You are the focal point for your customers and/or suppliers on a regular basis.

  • You will design mechanical models using SolidWorks.

  • Experience and/or knowledge with finite element analysis is preferred.

  • You are responsible for designing and developing our products by prototype design measurements.

  • You will define the product test strategy and oversee design and product validation programs.

  • You will work with a cross-functional team with team members from other disciplines such as Marketing & sales, Process Engineering, Purchasing, Supplier Quality Engineering, Project Managers and Production Plants etc.

What is your background?

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree (or a Master’s Degree) in Engineering with specialization in Mechanics, Physics or Electro Mechanics-Mechatronics.

  • You have extensive experience in a Design Engineering position in our Industry or a similar Industry.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English are a must. Some knowledge of Dutch is preferred; German and/or French is an advantage.

  • Experience with (sensor) component design, customer / supplier interaction and project work.

  • Experience with engineering tools like DFMEA and DFSS.

  • Experience with automotive processes such as APQP, 8D and PPAP is preferred.

  • Able to travel abroad to our sites and to our customers.

What do we Offer?

We offer you a highly competitive salary, holiday days and career in an international environment with grow opportunities in our company. Besides that, we will train and develop your (technical) knowledge and (soft) skills.

Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.



Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice

NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

Note to applicants for positions in the United States:

  • Sensata is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action (AA) /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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