Quality Engineer

About OPRA

At OPRA we combine unique and highly specialized technological expertise in a creative and modern environment. Our headquarter facility, based in Hengelo The Netherlands, is equipped with modern testing facilities including state of the art combustion testing cells. Our 8,000 m2 facility allows for simultaneous assembly of multiple turbine engines and full load genset package test cells increasing production and testing capacity to meet the demand for clean gas turbines for distributed energy solutions. “Designing beyond imagination” is our R&D’s mission, creating solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s energy demands. OPRA is part of the High-Tech Systems Park (HTSP) innovation campus, and share its mission to innovate and cooperate.

Our customers come first. We take pride in providing global customer service and remote monitoring. Striving to establish open communication and flexible service supports OPRA in building long-lasting and trusting relationships with customers.

About our turbine

OPRA’s advanced turbine technology (e.g. combustion, aerothermal, mechanical, electrical, and controls & systems engineering) has resulted in the OP16 Gas Turbine and Package, and turned the OP16 into a masterpiece of technology.

 About the job

At OPRA, we focus on delivering world-class quality and reliability through our advanced turbine technology, allowing us to serve global markets with clean, distributed energy solutions. It is everyone’s job to maintain and improve the quality of products and processes. The main responsibility of the Quality Engineer is not only to contribute to that but also to create an environment where having an eye for and increasing quality is “standard” and to drive and empower these improvements in a pragmatic but also structured way.

Daily activities vary from investigating root causes for current issues to optimizing process flows. You will be in close contact with all your OPRA colleagues, customers and suppliers. The Quality Engineer completes the QHSE team. This team is also responsible for customer documentation.

Your main responsibilities include to:

  • ensure that quality issues (internal/external) are being solved, and create and implement strategies for quality assurance in product development and production.
  • coordinate, organize, perform, report on, and follow up on 8Ds for issues regarding products and processes;
  • inform and update our customers about the milestones and status of root cause analyses, and explain to them how these analyses affect them now or in the future, and how the customer benefits from these.
  • be the driving force and the central point for improving, monitoring and reporting 8Ds and drive 8D progress and ownership;
  • be the owner of DNV and API standards, and act accordingly to ensure that OPRA complies to the newest editions released;
  • coordinate, organize, perform, report on, and follow up on QHSE and product risk assessments and (improvement) actions for projects (and) at OPRA;
  • audit OPRA and its suppliers for compliance to international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 14001, and to take the lead solving actions regarding these audits; and to
  • act as a catalyst for change and improvement in quality of OPRA products, services, and processes.

This fulltime position is based in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Travelling might become part of this job (approx. 10%). Customer and supplier sites are located around the world.


What are our requirements?

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering
  • At least 5 years function-specific expertise
  • Knowledge at practitioner level in DNV and API standards
  • Knowledge at practitioner level of inspection and designing methods
  • English language and communication skills (CEFR level C1)
  • Dutch language and communication skills (CEFR level C1)
  • A results-driven and problem-solving personality that also matches the OPRA core values
  • European citizenship
  • Well-developed planning, organizing, and communication skills
  • Certified training in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 is a plus
  • Certified as a Lean Sig Sigma Green or Black belt is a plus
  • Having knowledge of gas turbines or other rotating equipment is a plus


What do we offer?

OPRA’s products are high tech and our markets are global and exciting. You will be working at an international company of qualified and enthusiastic people from various disciplines and of many different nationalities. Fast decision making, short connections, innovation on every corner.

  • A competitive salary
  • You will join our pension plan
  • The opportunity to further develop your horizon within our company


If you wish to apply for this job, please upload your CV and a short motivation letter in English before Monday September 30th 2019. If you have any questions about the job, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Oct 09

Our sales partner EIL Srl will be exhibiting at MIAC from 9-11 October 2019 in Lucca, Italy. Visit Booth 129 to find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine within the paper industry. Andrea Poleschi, EIL Srl Commercial Director will participate in the conference panel on October 10th from 15:00-15:30.

Oct 15
CONFERENCE Greentech In Shipping USA, 15-16 October, 2019

Anshuman Pandey, Segment Manager Marine at OPRA will be presenting “Powering the maritime with low emissions and fuel flexible gas turbines” on 16th October,  from 11:15 – 11:40 during Greentech In Shipping USA.

Oct 15

OPRA will be exhibiting at ME RoTIC, Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase, from 15-17 October 2019 in Dubai, UAE. Visit Booth C6 to discuss with our team and find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine. Maarten Toevank, Segment Manager Oil & Gas at OPRA will be presenting “Flare Gas To Power: Closed Loop Enhanced Oil Recovery With Gas Turbines” on 16th October, session 4 from 14:30 – 15:00.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2019

OPRA will be exhibiting at CIIE, China International Import Expo, from 5-10 November 2019 in National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China. Visit Booth 3C9-003 to discuss with our team and find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine.

Nov 27

Our sales partner EIL Srl will be exhibiting at EMEX, The Energy Management Exhibition, from 27-28 November 2019 in London, UK. Visit Booth D40 to find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine.