Frequently asked questions

Dosign Engineer Mechanical

Engineering is our trade. And yours. We are passionate about supporting you in archieving your ambitions as an engineer. Whatever your intention – whether aspiring to undergo a vocational training, having just recently finished college, or drawing on years of professional experience – you are welcome anytime. Just come by at one of our nearby office locations. Fix an appointment right away!

What is engineering about?

The term engineering is used worldwide in a very broad sense of either invention, design, construction or maintenance. In our technical context, it refers to a range of more specialised fields of engineering, mainly dealing with (the improvement of) structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.

What is the origin of the term engineering?

Engineering obviously derives from the word engine, from Latin ingenium, meaning resourcefulness and gignere, meaning `to devise´. In Middle English the term `ingineer´ denoted a designer and constructor of fortifications and weapons.
The single main driving force in the beginning of the industrial revolution – the steam machine - itself embodied a masterpiece of engineering wit. Scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge were applied in order to improve materials and processes and to design and build machines. The era of the (first) Industrial Revolution called out for `engine'ers´, ie men who knew their way around machines.

What does an engineer actually do?

The perception of the term engineer varies somewhat from country to country, partly for historical reasons. Today, the term engineering is often used in the sense of applied sciences. Engineers apply their technical expertise to diverse areas, they develop communication, transportation and building infrastructures. Others focus on really small things, developing complex miniaturised devices, some so small they can be implanted in the human body to monitor and treat disease.

Which disciplines does engineering encompass?

In the 20th Century, the classic technical studies in architectural, civil and mechanical engineering were joined by new disciplines, such as chemical technology, electrical, material science and avionics. In recent decades, cross-over disciplines have been added to the list, such as industrial design, computer sciences, technical business management or medical engineering.

How to become an engineer?

To work as an engineer usually requires an advanced technical study. If you aspire to a specific engineering field, the choice of your study can be crucial. Dosign Academy offers certified courses and vocational training in engineering, also to external participants, i.e. non-employees of Dosign.

How much do I earn as an engineer?

The salary you can expect while working with Dosign ao depends on your professional background as to
⦁ qualification
⦁ work experience
⦁ dedication
⦁ age
Upon agreement with your consultant, considering your background and skills, an appropriate salary will be determined.

Engenering, engeneering or engineering - what`s the spell?

Engenering. Oops! Engeneering then? Nope. Engineering ? Yes. Yet another widespread loan from the English and a typical candidate for creative spelling. Other languages often allow writing a word following its phonetics. As engineering derives from engine, it is mandatory though to keep to the origin. So it`s engineering, everyone!

What is the difference between Dosign and Dosign Academy?

Dosign focuses on the recruitment, selection and assignment of highly educated engineers. You can find vacancies at Dosign or, as an employer, announce a vacancy with us. Dosign Academy is a training institute that focuses on schooling, training and coaching technical professionals.

Why choose for a career with Dosign?

Dosign have been active for over 30 years in the mediation of able engineers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We know what paths we need to take to find you that one dream job within engineering. Because of this broad experience we have a wide network of companies in Engineering, R&D, Project Management and Construction Management. Our consultants will be happy to talk to you!

Which training courses does Dosign Academy offer?

Dosign Academy offers engineers training advice and a wide range of technical education, training courses, coaching programmes and traineeships to broaden or deepen their technical knowledge. In addition, we develop customised technical education and training courses on behalf of companies.

Any questions?

Contact us anytime.