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Job Description


Our projects include the design, development and production of yokeless axial flux motors and generators. Our next-generation machines are an essential part of the drivetrain for future electric vehicles. With focus on (OEM) motor development for electric vehicles, we'd like to support our team with a hands-on R&D Director.


Your responsibilities?


  • You coordinate and lead a team of engineers which are responsible for Prototyping and Design for Manufacturing of our patented Yokeless Axial Flux motors. This includes design and development of the electromagnetic models, mechanical components and systems. 
  • Responsible for scheduling R&D (pre-)development, setup of essential R&D processes and systems (A, B sample development). 

  • The R&D team is growing rapidly. Thanks to your practical R&D expertise and experience, you will be able to structurally support our growth. 
  • You co-engineer and implement product improvements. 
  • You have attention to the overall system approach. This includes insight how components and subsystems can be integrated into an electric drive system. 
  • Assist with solution proposals in pre-sales phases.

  • Analyze customer (internal and external) data and take actions to fulfill requirements.

  • Assist in product improvement of the areas of manufacturability and cost for mass production.

  • You assist HR in selecting candidates for future R&D staffing.


Who are we looking for?

  • Professional experience as Sr. R&D Engineer or (Engineering) Manager, preferably in automotive or related industry.

  • We are not not looking for a "process person", engineering remains the focus. But you can guide our team to develop products on a structured and more process-oriented way. 

  • You have lots of experience with R&D (pre-)development for new products (product/market fit, NPD process, product requirements such as quality and price targets, certification, etc.).
  • Experience with IATF is a plus.

  • Experience with QM Core Tools (e.g. FMEA, APQP, PPAP)

  • You have a hands-on mentality and you see building R&D systems from the ground up as a great challenge.  

  • You are not afraid of a startup environment.

  • You are fluent in English, verbal and written.

  • Magnax has a positive openminded culture, so we expect the same from our new team members.


What can we offer?


  • A full-time position in an inspiring high-tech environment.

  • Magnax is a fast-growing company. This means that you'll have a lot of impact on the future of the company and your own career.

  • You'll have flexibility in terms of working hours.

  • An attractive salary package with extralegal benefits (company car, stock options,..).
  • Send your CV + motivation to  J O B S ( A T) M A G N A X . C O M
  • Deze vacature is gericht aan mogelijke kandidaten voor de beschreven functie, en is geen uitnodiging aan werving en selectiekantoren of andere gelijkaardige dienstverleners. Als je een werving en selectie bureau, interimkantoor of andere tussenpersoon of dienstverlener bent, en toch een kandidaat of profiel voorstelt, dan ga je akkoord met de voorwaarden van Magnax hieronder vermeld, en aanvaard je expliciet en zonder enig voorbehoud dat jouw voorwaarden niet van toepassing zijn. Als je hiermee niet akkoord bent, word je verzocht geen profielen/kandidaten door te sturen. Door het doorsturen van een profiel/kandidaat word je geacht onze voorwaarden te hebben aanvaard. 

    Magnax Voorwaarden werving en selectie 
  • Indien binnen een periode van 12 maanden nadat een kandidaat is voorgesteld, deze kandidaat door Magnax wordt aangeworven, doch enkel in zoverre deze kandidaat niet eerder rechtstreeks Magnax heeft gecontacteerd of vice versa of via een andere derde is voorgesteld, zal Magnax als volgt een forfaitair bedrag voor slot van alle rekening betalen:Bij de indiensttreding van of begin van de dienstverlening door de voorgestelde kandidaat, mag 2.500 euro worden gefactureerd. Nadat de voorgestelde kandidaat zes maanden in dienst is bij Magnax of anderszins prestaties levert aan Magnax, mag een tweede schijf van 2.500 euro worden gefactureerd. De facturen zijn betaalbaar 30 dagen na factuurdatum. De voormelde bedragen zijn exclusief BTW. 

  • This vacancy is addressed to potential candidates for the described position, and is by no means an invitation to recruitment agencies or other similar service providers. If you are a search- and selection agency, interim office or other third party service provider, and nevertheless decide to introduce a candidate or profile to us, you agree with the Magnax terms and conditions set forth hereinafter, and you explicitly agree without any reservation whatsoever that your terms and conditions will not govern our relationship. If you disagree, please do not send us any profiles or candidates. Introducing a candidate will be deemed acceptance of our terms and conditions.

  • Magnax terms and conditions for search and selection
  • If within a period of twelve months after a candidate has been introduced, this candidate is being hired by Magnax, but only insofar this candidate has not before applied with or been solicited  by Magnax, or been introduced by another third party, Magnax will pay the following fixed fee for full and final settlement: At the start of the employment or the providing of services by the introduced candidate, 2.500 euro may be invoiced. After six months of employment or services by the introduced candidate, a second instalment of 2.500 euro may be invoiced. The invoices are payable 30 days after the invoice date. Amounts are excluding VAT.

Why Magnax?

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Magnax is a Belgian startup team combining unique practical engineering and commercial start-up experience with world-class electric machine research. In this innovative and high-tech environment you will develop knowledge and competencies and work with the newest technologies.



We are building next-generation electric motors based on axial flux technology. We have developed a unique, proprietary variant of yokeless axial flux machines, which provide a step change in efficiency, size, reliability, manufacturing resource requirement, and cost-effectiveness. The new technology is used for ultra-light electric motors.


The Front Runner in Electric Machines

Why you'll love Magnax

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Magnax enables industrial innovation with direct-drive motor and generator technology that outperforms in efficiency, weight, reliability, and cost- effectiveness.

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As you work with team members, your role will evolve over time. In our environment, you'll learn fast.


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As part of this challenge, you will enjoy an instructive position in an international context, and develop with the next assignments.

Magnax Axial Flux Direct Drive Generators and Motors