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Challenge and fun

Working on large multidisciplinary projects: this involves getting all our engineers to work together. Our engineers help solve challenging, complex issues in the Netherlands and abroad. There’s no doubt about it: this is a place to develop your ambitions. But the way that you work for us is just as important.

We want you to enjoy working for us and feel you belong. We want to provide a pleasant environment that feeds your spirit and fosters your development. We want you to be excited about working on your team. We want you to be proud of the work that you deliver. All sounds great, but how do we make it work?

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Technology can always be improved; we would like to invite you to prove it

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Together we make the difference

At VIRO, we believe that the primary purpose and challenge of modern technology is to shape the future. We believe that technological innovation determines the success of the industry. That’s where we come in. We support our clients with targeted engineering skills and expertise, so they can develop products and processes, and make their ambitions a reality.

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One challenge after another

We deliver total innovative solutions for the automotive, aerospace, defence, energy, food, construction, industrial and commercial construction, mechanical engineering, offshore, process engineering, and semiconductor industries.

It’s a varied list, but that’s what the job is about. Sometimes, you’ll be working on the further development of an existing automotive or semiconductor product, at other times you could be designing a new machine. And then you’ll be simulating an installation in the food sector or process industry.

No need to worry about the job being boring. On the contrary, we expect you to work with independence and responsibility within the limits of your role and your experience. You’re never alone of course, but that independence will help you in your development. And you’ll get that bit more satisfaction from your work.

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It’s more than just a job

You’ll work for most of your life. That’s why it’s important that you enjoy your work. Besides offering jobs where every day is different, we organise a wide range of activities that make working at VIRO even more rewarding.

Among these are our annual VIRO Family Day at Papendal, our exclusive Christmas drinks party, our mountain bike clinics, our vitality week, employee association and department outings, Friday afternoon drinks, and our various lunch activities such as walking, card games, table football, and table tennis.

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Sport, Vitality and Fun

Our group of sports fanatics

Sports is almost as integral a part of our DNA as engineering. We organise MTB clinics, cycling tours, and running events for our employees. Furthermore, we offer a number of company fitness and bicycle schemes. The lunchtime walk is mainstay. All these examples show that we love to keep on moving!

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Vitality

Vitality is good for your health. It clears your head, promotes creativity, and makes you more resilient. We pay attention to maintaining a healthy diet, the correct posture at work and beyond, a good work-life balance, levels of motivation, and naturally our required relaxation.

Fun

In our view, fun is the engine that drives performance. So fun is serious business. This means that we work hard on this topic. One example is our annual VIRO family day. Each office has its own active staff association. Our colleagues also come up with many initiatives. It's never a dull moment!

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Completing internships and study programmes

Every six months, we offer a number of internship positions and graduation work placements. These include assignments relating to Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Software and many more!

If you would like to know more about the possibilities, then please contact our recruiters or submit an open application.

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You are always welcome for an internship or graduation position

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VIRO as an employer

Jan Truijen

I first heard about VIRO at a company lunch, but I only knew it as an engineering firm. One of the job sites I used posted a vacancy for a FEM analyst – precisely the field I wanted to work in. The head of the Engineering Analysis department told me about the different projects and opportunities for me. What stood out to me most were the relaxed working style and the opportunities to work very independently. I like awesome, bigger-is-better, challenging engineering projects, like roller coasters, dikes, the Palm Islands in Dubai, and mega structures. These are obviously world-famous projects, but VIRO’s presentation also showed a couple of examples that got me excited.

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Jordy Delsing

In the four and a half years that I've been at VIRO's Mechanical Engineering department in the Echt office, I've worked for three different companies in the high-tech industry on five different projects and I followed ten courses. Work here is never a grind – it's always changing, and I keep on learning. I'm gaining a wide range of experience both because of the range of projects and the different people I work with.

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Sven Hoogenboom

Industrial Design primarily focuses on the consumer market and on the aesthetic part of a product. It doesn't really focus on the technology behind that. However, the mechanical aspects and such interest me. I was one year into my study programme when I realised this. I then decided to finish my studies while also taking on board as much as possible on the topic of mechanics during my internships and graduation. In my search for a suitable graduation assignment, I found VIRO in Arnhem.

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Meine Kootstra

From a young age, I have been busy with building things, and this interest developed further as the years went on. To expand on this interest with knowledge, I decided to study Mechanical engineering. I haven't regretted it for a moment. After my study programme, my current colleague told me that VIRO was looking for mechanical engineers. After a series of interviews, I set to work here. Since then, I have completed a number of projects and I am curious about what else the future holds.

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Lisette Knijn

During my bachelor Industrial Design at the University of Twente I realised that the technical side of the field really interested me and I decided to do more with this. The University of Luxembourg’s Sustainable Product study programme was the perfect follow-up and is similar to Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands. A staffing agency later contacted me and introduced me to the VIRO office in Arnhem. I was immediately interested, as VIRO works on a wide range of projects and is involved in many different types of activities. The great workplace atmosphere also really appealed to me.

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Peter Beens

I ended up at VIRO after attending an introductory day for companies and students, which was organised by Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Here I got talking to Klaas Krol, Group Leader in the Mechanical Engineering department at VIRO Groningen. I was really interested because as a starter at VIRO, you get involved in a lot of different activities so you can learn a lot. I had only graduated two days previously when Klaas called me to invite me in for a job interview. After two enjoyable interviews, I could start my adventure at VIRO.

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Laurens van Koppenhagen

After my work placements for my higher professional education course in Mechanical Engineering at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem I discovered that I preferred working on more diverse projects. While searching for a graduation project, VIRO soon caught my attention. Because of the positive things a fellow student had told me, I decided to get in touch with them, and soon I was invited to attend an introductory meeting. Once VIRO had set out my assignment, my mind was quickly made up. I started a fantastic project that involved setting out the basis for a new kind of pendulum-style amusement ride. During this period I found VIRO to be a no-nonsense company with great colleagues and a pleasant workplace atmosphere. After obtaining my diploma, I was faced with another easy choice; I started working at VIRO as a TPD Engineer.

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Jeroen Brouwer

During the third year of my mechanical engineering studies at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem, I completed a work placement at VIRO’s Arnhem branch. I chose VIRO because it is an engineering firm that offers a broad range of services and has huge wealth of knowledge and expertise in Product Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Projects. I became aware of VIRO during the HAN University of Applied Sciences job fair, where they showed a number of projects from their different fields of expertise.

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Ivo Morsink

What really appealed to me was the fact that they are responsible for project management as well as engineering on a wide range of technical projects in a variety of different sectors. I have been working as a Project Engineer at VIRO’s Hengelo branch since January 2019. It’s already been ten months, and I can safely say that I’m really enjoying it here. Most of my time is spent working on the engineering for one of VDL Defence Technology’s projects. What I also like about VIRO is the friendly atmosphere at the company, and being able to work as part of a team on diverse projects. Teams are made up of colleagues with different areas of expertise, so everyone has specific qualities they can bring in.

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History

1968

VIRO was founded in 1968 by two engineers, Mr VIsser and Mr ROerink.

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1978 VIRO relocates to the new office building in Hengelo  - Careers (EN)
1992 The Arnhem office is established  - Careers (EN)
1993 VIRO relocates to the current head office in Hengelo  - Careers (EN)
1996

The Maastricht office is established

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1997 Current owner, Johan Visser, succeeds his father Paul Visser senior and becomes managing director  - Careers (EN)
2001 The Eindhoven office is established  - Careers (EN)
2006 The Osnabrück office is established after VIRO takes over Peters GmbH  - Careers (EN)
2006 The offices in Eindhoven and Maastricht are merged to create new offices in Echt  - Careers (EN)
2008 The Schiedam office is established  - Careers (EN)
2012 The München office is established  - Careers (EN)
2012 The newly extended Echt office is reopened  - Careers (EN)
2013 The Groningen office is established  - Careers (EN)
2014

Martin Dibbets, director Netherlands

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2015 The Software & Control department is established after VIRO takes over software department Imotec  - Careers (EN)
2016 The Schiedam office relocates to Vlaardingen  - Careers (EN)
2016

André Scheer, director Germany

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2018 The new office in Aalen (Germany) opens  - Careers (EN)
2019 Dacon ECP becomes part of VIRO, and VIRO opens new offices in Oss and Geel  - Careers (EN)
2020 The Zwolle office is established  - Careers (EN)
2020 The Osnabrück office relocates to its new premises in Dissen  - Careers (EN)