Senior R&D Engineer – Physicist

VAF Instruments in Dordrecht is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems today. As one of the companies of Aalberts Industries NV, VAF Instruments develops, designs and manufactures measuring and control equipment, that enables users to operate their ships or processes in the most efficient way.  The product portfolio includes amongst others  Viscosity MetersLiquid Flow MetersOil Discharge Monitoring EquipmentShaft Power Torque Meters, Shaft Power Thrust Meter and intelligent software tools to transform measurement data into useful information . Since reliability and quality are company principles, VAF Instruments pays special attention on high-end Service. Because of continued growth of the organization, we are currently looking for a driven and involved:

Senior R&D Engineer – Physicist

With passion for applications in the Marine Industry

The job
Being member of a multidisciplinary R&D team you will be developing new innovative measurement instrumentation for use in the ships propulsion system (consisting of engine, shaftline, fuel system, exhaust gas system) to expand our sensor product portfolio. From your own discipline you will work on solutions at the cutting edge of mechanics, electronics and physics. The new products need to meet the high VAF standard for accuracy, reliability and robustness to be used in a harsh environment.

Your profile

  • Technical education (eg. Physics, Mechanics, or Electronics) at M.Sc. level,
  • Approx. 5 years experience in a similar job,
  • Strong analytical  and problem solving skills,
  • Practical and demonstrated experience with modelling programs (Matlab)
  • Experience with measuring techniques,
  • Pragmatic and result oriented,
  • Hands-on mentality for testing of prototypes

VAF Instruments offers
A versatile job in a stable yet innovating and leading organization in the steady growing maritime industry. A pleasant working atmosphere where colleagues still mean something for each other.

Apply now
Send your application to Don't forget to enclose your motivation and resumé (in english). For more information, please contact mr. Erik van Ballegooijen, Director R&D VAF Instruments, tel. +31 78 6183100 or

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