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Calibrate 3D sensor NL (internship)

Calibrate 3D sensor NL (internship)

Calibrate 3D sensor NL (internship) 150 150 Sparck Technologies


Sparck Technologies offers a position for a mechatronical/electrical engineering developer intern

Job title: Calibrate 3D sensor
Education: level HBO mechatronics/electrical engineering
City: Drachten
Hours per week: 32 – 40
Availability: Available from September 2023
Internship duration: 5 – 6 months
Type of internship: Cooperation/Graduation internship

Job description

Sparck Technologies BV is an automated packaging solution (APS) provider with a decade of experience built on a spirit of innovation and commitment to improving our environment. We have been leading with purpose when it comes to eliminating excessive packaging and saving companies valuable resources. While we continue to make a positive difference to the world around us, our success is not only due to the quality of our product. We only succeed with the combined strength and diversity of our global team who are truly passionate about our packaging mission. Together we are creating a better future – for the planet, for future generations and for every Sparck Technologies team member.
Our team of engineers is looking for an intern that will design and develop an algorithm and mechanical support to calibrate the 3D sensors of our automated packaging machines.
This includes algorithm development/programming, develop and test mechanical support and written instruction for our commissioning engineers.


You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Interview stakeholders and write functional specifications
  • Make an inventory of current procedure
  • Create mechanical and HW/SW design
  • Build and test prototype(s)

You will be using the following tools and techniques:

  • Beckhoff TwinCAT
  • C/C++
  • MS Office


  • Self starting
  • Independent
  • Creative
  • Flexible

We offer

  • Experienced supervisor
  • Opportunity to be part of the engineering team of a leading company in packaging solutions
  • Internship compensation

Your application

If you are interested in this position then please contact Kasper Jansen: (k.jansen@sparcktechnologies.com), +31512589300 or Recruitment (recruitment.nl@sparcktechnologies.com)

Additional information

For measuring the 3D dimensions of articles (placed on a conveyor) that will be packed by our machines we use two light grids. Since the light grids have a random position w.r.t. the floor level (conveyor) we introduce a systematic error. We want to mprove the accuracy by measuring this error and correct for it during our commissioning procedure.

Apply now

If you want to be part of a highly motivated, energetic team that is changing the packing automation industry, please send in your motivation letter and resume.

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