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Apem Italia Srl, the Italian Division of the World leading Industrial component manufacturer Apem (an IDEC Company), is looking for a Design Engineer or an Electrical/Mechanical High School Graduate Designer to join our existing Engineering team and to be involved in the design and development of keyboard products at our Marene (CN) site.




The successful applicant must be fully conversant with Autocad, Inventor Autodesk, Corel Draw Graphic design and have a base knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office suite.

The individual must possess superior visualisation skills in interpreting drawings into component form, as this is mandatory in converting 3D models and 2D drawings in to Bills of Materials (BOM’s) & production operating instruction routings.

The position requires to design electro/mechanical type assemblies, which will include injection moulded and press metal parts. 

The candidate will report to the local R&D Manager and to our centralized R&D Dept. based in our French headquarters.

The role is varied and requires the appointed person to be organised, methodical, keen to handle multiple tasks.

Fluent in English, French language knowledge is considered a plus.

The candidate should live an area of 20km from our facility based in Marene (CN).



We offer:


A permanent contract – subject to a trial period - with a competitive salary according to previous experiences and qualifications, the opportunity to travel on occasion to customers and to our different locations. A deep and profound training on the job and continuous training and development to shape your future. The chance to become part of a global company with a solid 65 years’ experience in the market and more than 1200 employees worldwide. 







The Role :

As part of our overall expansion plans in EMEA an opportunity exists for a Safety Product Specialist working within the local sales team.

The successful candidate will take overall responsibility for the development of sales of all Safety products to Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg, operating nationally.

Assessing the customer needs via direct customer contact and risk assessment, the Safety Product Specialist (SPS) will recommend, quote for and oversee the growth of Safety Products within the given countries.



The Individual :

A gifted individual with a strong technical background and a detailed knowledge of Machine safety, who has a flair for sales and a desire to develop long term business.



The Responsibilities :


Carryout all duties and functions as set out in this list of responsibilities, below…

  • Achieve or surpass targeted sales levels for the given products in the defined territory according to the sales plan and in association with his manager.
  • Develop short & long term sales plans for the territory.
  • Keep aware of and provide detail of competitor activity and provide adequate cost detail when requesting supported price applications.
  • Provide effective contact with customers and colleagues. 
  • Frequent customer visits to introduce APEM / IDEC, in line with the sales strategy and action plan.
  • Customer visits to discuss new system designs which will require customer support and consultancy to achieve the desired safety performance level.

From such visits detailed reports should be created regarding safety solutions and corrective actions, which may be presented to customers or internally, and will form the basis of future hardware and service sales.

  • Prepare & present proposals and appropriate quotations to the customer based on the available APEM / IDEC solutions.
  • Maintain contact with all important customers and relevant distributors to develop closer association with these companies to ensure ongoing business development



The Candidate :

The ideal candidate is a technical sales person, specialising in safety. They will have a background in electrical or automation engineering at degree level or equivalent and be competent in the understanding & application of machine safety including the Machinery Directives, the associated Standards & Puwer Regulations. In addition, experience of process safety and ATEX would be advantageous.

Any candidate should give consideration that IDEC / APEM are specialists in the Industrial Control, Factory Automation & Machine interface technology and subsequently our product portfolio includes PLC, HMI & associated control components (switches, joysticks, indicators) that sit closely alongside the increasing range of Machine & Process safety products. As such, being familiar with these products and their application would be useful.


The successful candidate will be native Dutch, have a fluency in English, both spoken and written, and preferably have a proven experience in a similar sales role at a safety orientated electro-mechanical hardware manufacturer or safety system designer/integrator. Knowledge of the French language is a plus.


Preference will be given to a candidate with previous experience in a similar role, however some training will be given to the right candidate.


A competitive salary, car and overall package is offered with the role, which will be negotiable according to the experience brought by the applicant.




Over 65 years of experience

International customer support

Broadest offering of HMI solutions

Integrated industrial processes

Constant innovation

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