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As Trainee Design for Excellence (DFX) you will get the opportunity to become an indispensable specialist and provide a great contribution to tomorrows’ manufacturing industry. In the Design & Engineering phase, 80% of the cost price is determined. More and more we see traditional Designers and Engineers (with the best intentions) focusing on functional requirements, spending too little time in Design for Manufacturing (DfM) and Design for Cost (DfC). Therefor it becomes more difficult to remain competitive in a challenging industry.

TMC and one of our clients in the Eindhoven region offer you an exclusive opportunity to become a specialist in the field of manufacturability and cost awareness. During a traineeship of about 2 years, you will learn and practice:

  • Design for Manufacturing principles;
  • Design for Cost principles;
  • Effective influencing without power;
  • Consult and lead cost reduction projects;
  • Networking and stakeholder management skills (both internal as well as customer- & supplier contact).



The ideal candidate fits the following: 

  • Willing to invest in personal and professional development;
  • Education: higher technical vocation (BSc) or university degree (MSc) in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent;
  • 2 to 5 years of experience, preferably design & engineering experience, as well as working on shop floor;
  • Gets excited about intermediary position between R&D and Production;
  • Interest or affinity with product and process cost and savings;
  • Strong social and communication skills (self-confident, persuasive, pro-active, stakeholder management, curious);
  • Fluent in Dutch (writing and verbal) is an absolute must. 


TMC is a technology and science consultancy company that brings expertise to their clients in order to support them with the realization of their technological challenges. As such, TMC is operating as an expert center at the disposition of its clients in order to help them to be more competitive in an ever more global and faster changing technological world.

TMC is truly unique thanks to our business model called the Employeneurship model which comes as a true innovation for the High Technology consulting business. It's the business relationship of the 21th century for high skilled Engineers & Scientists, and our model is built around 5 main pillars:

  • Permanent employment contract, offering you stability and security
  • Individual profit sharing: know your market value and share in the profit your work generates
  • One-on-one coaching and trainings designed to help you develop your entrepreneurial skills
  • The competence cells structure, providing a strong relevant network
  • The entrepreneurial lab: a playground for new ideas and a launching for start-ups



Within TMC NPI, our team of dedicated technical professionals is capable to advise, share knowledge and implement improvements in the phase between R&D and Production. Main goal of the NPI professional is to shorten the Time to Market, by taking a critical look at the Reliability, Availability, Manufacturability and Sustainability (RAMS) of a product or process.

We are bridge-builders between R&D and production and understand the language of both worlds. We’re technically involved and interact with all the stakeholders involved. We work to exceed our customers’ expectations, focusing energy and expertise in all the stages of bringing a new product to market: Process Development, Manufacturing Engineering, Technical Supplier Engineering, Equipment Engineering, Test/ Proto Engineering or Project Management NPI. Most of our projects occur in high-tech machinery, process industry, automotive, semicon and the healthtech industry.

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