Electromechanical Technician

Electromechanical Technician

BlueHeart Energy Alkmaar

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What is required?

  • MBO+ / Bachelors working and thinking level
  • 3 - 5 years of working experience
  • Experience in assembling electromechanical systems, especially prototype hardware in a laboratory setting
  • Able to understand PCB schematics, build, test and measure electronic setups
  • Knowledge of sensors, including pressure, temperature, and positioning
  • Data collection experience is a plus
  • Ability to organize technical tasks logically and follow through with minimal supervision
  • Able to work independently and in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Good command of the English language, both verbally and in writing
  • Able and willing to work in a start-up environment, eager to learn, goal oriented and good adaptability

What will you get?

  • €3,000 - €5,000 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 40-hour working week
  • 25 vacation days
  • Training opportunities
  • Company Phantom shares, laptop and SIM card EU+USA
  • Pension scheme

What will you do?

  • 25% Building and maintaining control and data acquisition systems
  • 25% Troubleshooting control and data acquisition systems
  • 20% Helping with assembling and disassembling prototypes
  • 20% Documenting results
  • 10% In future: supporting field testing

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As an Electromechanical Technician at BlueHeart Energy, you are responsible for building test controls setups and being the troubleshooter for these systems, playing a key role in getting them ready for detailed testing and evaluation by the Engineering team. Your job involves careful and precise work, as you build the control boxes, connect sensors, and provide design input in collaboration with the Research & Development department and the Mechatronics Engineer.

In addition to working with test control setups, you will also be involved in assembling prototypes and ensuring that the test system (including the prototype) meets the required test specifications. Although you won't be directly conducting the tests, your role in preparing and fine-tuning the equipment is vital in facilitating accurate and effective validation.

Furthermore, you will play a key part in troubleshooting any issues that may arise during the preparation phase and maintaining thorough documentation of all processes and outcomes. This documentation provides valuable insights for the ongoing development of the heat pump technology. Additionally, you will contribute to researching new technologies in sensors and test controls, which adds an innovative aspect to your role.

You are part of the Electronics Software and Controls team (ESC team). In addition to you, this team consists of an ESC Manager, two Software Development Engineers, Mechatronics Engineer and a Motor control Engineer. In this role, you report to the ESC Manager. You will also work in a multifunctional Agile team on various projects within BlueHeart Energy. 

If you enjoy being technically involved in building test controls setups and troubleshooting them, and find it challenging to do so within an organisation where there is a lot of change, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Electromechanical Technician

On an enjoyable day, you have the opportunity to delve into a technical challenge that arose earlier in the week, focusing on practical problem-solving.

On a less enjoyable day, it feels like everything is happening all at once. You're dealing with a prototype issue, a rush to test new parts, and the ongoing challenge of calibrating new sensors, making it a hectic and challenging workday.

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Firsthand experience

A test controller is needed to test a prototype. What do you do?

When you get a question like this, you start consulting the Mechatronics Engineer. What are the specific features of the prototype and what exactly needs to be tested? Based on this, you build the test control box and connect the sensors needed for the desired measurement result. You connect the heat pump prototype control box and make sure all wiring is connected correctly. You build the sensors into the prototype, disassemble and reassemble the prototype if necessary. You ensure that the test system meets the required safety standards and test the complete system, allowing the Research & Development Department to conduct performance testing of the prototype. If changes during building occur, you adjust the technical documentation.


The career growth path at Blue Heart Energy is not fixed. The company expects to grow fast in the coming years, generating opportunities for all those who are ready to assume new responsibilities. BHE supports training and courses, and sharing knowledge is very important among employees. The main advantage of the start up and scale up phase is that self-initiative is really appreciated, and you can create your own job. As Blue Heart Energy grows, you grow along with them.

Electromechanical Technician
Senior Electromechanical Technician
Supervisor of other Technicians

Working at BlueHeart Energy

BlueHeart Energy was founded in 2016 to apply thermoacoustics as a technology in heat pumps. Thermoacoustics is a disruptive approach to generate heat and cold, with potential to revolutionize the whole industry. Over the past seven years, BHE has developed a thermoacoustic engine to power heat pumps in residential buildings. This so called 'Blue Heart' of a heat pump is sold to manufacturers. In the coming years, the 'Blue Heart' will have to be further developed and optimized. Besides this, we will set up our production facility, strengthen the relationships with our customers (Manufacturers of heat pumps) and set up pilot projects in houses and monitor these.

  • Headquarters in Alkmaar
  • 33 employees
  • Active in more than 10 countries
  • 20% / 80%
  • Average age 38 years
  • Casual
  • Hybrid working


Alireza Moradi (28) - Project engineer in R&D department

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I studied thermoacoustics during my master and PhD program and I was always eager to combine thermoacoustics with an environmentally friendly system. I came across Blue Hear energy's website during my research period and I was an immediate fan. When Michiel pitched all his ideas to me, I only thought about one thing:when can I start?

What was your previous job?
Before joining Blue Heart Energy company, I was busy with PhD program at Tarbiat Modares University besides doing some research for aerospace institute.

What do you do in your spare time?
Playing football, inline skating and of course still working on PhD.

Michiel Hartman (52) - CEO

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I founded Blue Heart because sustainable heating and cooling is one of the biggest challenges in the energy transition. Thermoacoustics is one of the game changers to make this possible. A complex technique with great impact which requires a great team with various specialties. Building Blue Heart on all these aspects is my big motivator.

What was your previous job?
Founder of QWIC electric bicycles and president of the Branch Association of Electric Transport. I was also temporary Project Manager of large heat projects in The Netherlands.

What do you do in your spare time?
Tennis, skiing, family, outdoor sports (workouts and water sports).

Myrthe Kuijf (27) - Research Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I started working at BlueHeart through my traineeship at Talent for Transition. I studied technical physics and I want to use my knowledge to contribute to the energy transition. At BlueHeart, I have the opportunity to do this as part of a team.

What did you study?
Student Technical Physics

What do you do in your spare time?
Reading and propagating plants

Roelof Schuitema (50) - Technical Sales Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was involved in multiple renewable energy projects including Blue Heart Energy's heat pump. When the project spun off into a startup, I seized the opportunity to work full time at Blue Heart. My work brings innovation, development and the application of sustainable technology together, with the entire company operating as a team. That's the ideal working environment for me, and that's what makes working at Blue Heart so great.

What was your previous job?
Operationeel manager at Teamwork Technology.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hiking, camping en spending time with my kids.

Haico Halbesma (53) - Chief Financial Officer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Blue Heart's Energy goal to green the built environment in terms of heating and cooling appealed to me greatly. This combined with the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on the complex challenge of applying this clean solution widely, bringing it to the market on a large scale and getting it produced in the Netherlands.

What was your previous job?

What do you do in your spare time?

Adam Zeman (24) - R&D Intern

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was introduced to the field of thermoacoustic during one of the university lectures and got instantly hooked. Since we were required to do a mandatory internship as a part of our studies, I instantly knew where to look. Blue Heart Energy was the company that caught my attention from the very beginning due to the range of possible hands-on topics that I could work on.

What was your previous job?
Mechanical Trainee

What do you do in your spare time?
Sports (fencing, climbing, ...), Reading, Board Games

Roel Verhagen (43) - Lead Designer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I chose to work at Blue Heart Energy because I sought to make a tangible impact in my work. The company's startup environment provides an opportunity to contribute to the development of a truly innovative product at the intersection of science, product development, and mass production. Working in a diverse team where roles are flexible keeps the work engaging and dynamic.

What was your previous job?
Product Developer

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy engaging in active activities with my children, as well as attending festivals, independent films, and theater performances.

Application process

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Personal interview + requirements
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