Security, Coordinator
Permanent employment
Associate degree (EQF 5)
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Within the Solar Technology & Application (STA) department, we develop new generations of solar cells in the form of films that can be processed on any surface. This field of work extends from research on small solar cells in clean rooms to the development of upscaling processes on one of our three semi-industrial pilot lines. In addition, we have a wide range of measuring and analysis equipment for indoor and outdoor evaluation of solar cells. To keep these state-of-the-art facilities in optimal condition and to ensure a safe working environment, we are looking for a Laboratory Manager & Prevention Officer for the department.


What will be your role?

In your role within the STA-TNO team, you will be responsible for the management organisation of all the department's facilities and, as prevention officer, also for the SHE (Safety, Health, Environment) aspects thereof. You will be supported by various experts in the fields of laser safety, ionizing radiation (in connection with X-ray measuring equipment), and chemistry, among others, and a large number of facility managers. In doing so, you ensure the safe and optimal operation of the department's state-of-the-art technological heart that allows researchers to make a difference in the development of new generations of solar films.

Your daily activities are very diverse. They include coordination with relevant external stakeholders (such as equipment suppliers, external installation parties, safety and environmental regulators, and representatives of High Tech Campus Eindhoven), maintenance, and prevention. You will also be part of a diverse, international team with multidisciplinary knowledge and know-how from a wide range of backgrounds. Together, you will assess the risks in carrying out research and draw up the necessary measures. An internal training programme is available for the proper performance of the duties of prevention officer.



What we expect from you

In your role, you will deal with many internal and external stakeholders. Good communication skills and leadership qualities are, therefore, indispensable. In addition, you must be able to think critically and assess under pressure.


Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • Higher professional level in a technical or scientific programme.
  • Demonstrable affinity with safety aspects in a physical and chemical research environment.
  • A good command of both Dutch and English.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in the field of Safety is a plus.
What you'll get in return
Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel allowance or a bike.
  • Prospect of a permanent contract. 
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
TNO as an employer
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

The selction process

Please apply before March 9. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on March 18. The second interview round has been scheduled for March 24. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.


Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.


Recruiter: Lara Dimitrovski
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-507 40690

Hiring manager: Andre Schilt
Phone number: +31 (0)6-512 12751