Mechanical Design Engineer

Company profile:

PHIX is a packaging foundry for photonic IC’s (PICs) and we aim to become world leader in packaging and assembly of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). We supply customized PIC based components and modules to OEM customers and system integrators in scalable production volumes.

We believe that early involvement is critical to come to the best results and therefore PHIX is also offering engineering support in the product design phase to ensure the manufacturability of the PIC based modules. PHIX is a start-up company initiated by LioniX International and started operations in July 2018. Further information on our website


Job description

As mechanical engineer you are responsible for the mechanical design of photonic IC (PIC) packaging modules as well as the mechanical design of assembly tooling and fixtures.

  • Mechanical design of components for photonic IC packages (chip mounts, housings, fiber supports, etc.)
  • Optimize product designs in cooperation with micro assembly process engineers to optimize manufacturability.
  • Design of fixtures and tooling for different micro assembly steps


Professional requirements:

  • degree in mechanical engineering or mechatronics
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in mechanical product design
  • Experience in applying 6 Sigma in product development and process improvement.
  • Practical and pragmatic approach
  • Capable of working independently
  • Able to work from an incomplete set of specifications



  • Fluency in English
  • Dutch or willing to learn to speak Dutch


What we offer you

  • To become part of the revolution in photonic packaging technology, like micro electronics in the ‘70s.
  • To develop with us PHIX into a market leader in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
  • A talented group of passionate people working in an open culture.
  • A challenging position with plenty of room for own initiatives and professional development.
  • A competitive set of employment terms.


Are you interested?

Please send your motivation letter and resume to: Joost van Kerkhof ( COO


Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.