Mechanical Design Engineer Photonic IC Packaging

PHIX Photonics Assembly is looking for a mechanical design engineer to take on the mechanical design of optoelectronic modules and the required tooling and fixtures.


Company profile

PHIX is a packaging foundry for photonic ICs (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 scale-up company that started operations in 2018. 

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 microassembly process engineers to optimize manufacturability.
  • Design of fixtures and tooling for different microassembly steps

Professional Requirements

  • MSc. 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
  • Experience with Solidworks, and preferably with PDM
  • Familiar with manufacturing standards, ISO, DIN, etc.
  • Experience in thermal simulation and analysis
  • Experience with designing optomechanical, photonic, or semiconductor systems is a plus
  • Experience in project management is a plus
  • Practical and pragmatic approach
  • Capable of working independently


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

What we offer you

  • A position in the new area of photonic IC packaging, a vibrant area with many exciting challenges and developments
  • An opportunity to develop PHIX, together with us, into a market leader in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment
  • A talented and diverse 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: Petra Rodriguez (

    Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.