Process Automation Engineer

PHIX Photonics Assembly in Enschede is looking for a process automation engineer.

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 start-up company and started operations in July 2018. Further information on our website

Job description

As process automation engineer you are responsible for implementing micro assembly processes on our automated assembly machines. These processes include passive and active alignment and fixation steps of photonic ICs, optical fibers and micro optical components.

  • Define detailed process flows based on inputs from Photonic IC packaging engineers
  • Prototype process steps on manual assembly stations
  • Implement process steps on automated assembly machines by script based programming
  • Define tooling needs for automated assembly machines
  • Perform test runs, analyze data and report results

Professional requirements

  • MSc. degree in Photonics, Physics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering or Mechatronics
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in relevant environment
  • Experience with object oriented programming languages like VBA and Python
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience in applying Six Sigma in process development and process improvement
  • Practical and pragmatic approach
  • Capable of working independently
  • Good personal organization and good reporting and documentation skills


  • 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.