Teamlead Automation / Sr. Automation Engineer

Teamlead Automation / Sr. Automation Engineer
  • Permanent
  • Den Haag


Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing

JT Recruitment and Advice is a connector between complex organizations, financial- and technical specialists in a changing market. We are able to offer capacity solutions based on hard and soft competencies, combined with process and project skills and extensive work experience. This unique combination of skills supplemented with relevant market knowledge can make our services a success.

For our customer Airborne in The Hague, we are looking for a:

Teamlead Automation / Sr. Automation Engineer

Are you joining Airborne to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company?


Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry.

Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What is your new job?

As Senior Automation Engineer (Team Lead) at Airborne Composites Automation (ACA) you are responsible for the controls and automation systems of our new and innovative solutions for the composites industry. You are a seasoned engineer who brings technical expertise, leadership, and best practices to strengthen our automation team.

In this role you are the automation expert and a source of information of industrial control systems for the business unit. You will be leading, developing, motivating, and coaching the automation team. In this pivotal function you ensure that all technical communication with the parties involved (such as: customers, suppliers, project leaders, engineers, and technicians) runs smoothly. You are able to define the customer’s technical requirements and issue both technical and functional specifications. You will support the project manager with defining work packages, planning, and organising all technical activities. Furthermore you support business development in the quotation phase.

You are up to date with the latest in-depth technical knowledge, and act as a technical source of information for engineers, management, and business development.

You (and your team) are responsible for:

  • Understanding requirements on user interfaces, communication interfaces. And creating specifications based on these requirements.
  • Designing, developing, and programming PLC control systems and safety systems.
  • Integrating third party hardware.
  • Controlling and programming industrial robots.
  • Ensuring that the developed automated solutions operate safely, robustly, and reliably.
  • Troubleshooting equipment problems and performing complex system tests.
  • Writing clear documentation and work instructions.


For more information about this position please take contact with Jan-Willem Tent at +31621182850 or If you are interested in this position, we would like to receive your CV. You can send this to


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