Student Assistant (f/m/non-binary)

Digital Factory Planning – Modelling and Simulation in Production Engineering



Luis Curiel-Ramirez


+49 176 59-694963




Niklas Schäfer


+49 151 43-180679



Lehrstuhl für Produktionssystematik

Our Profile

For decades, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL at RWTH Aachen University has led pioneering research in production engineering. Our diverse work encompasses fundamental research and industry-tailored projects across six specialized areas. We closely collaborate with manufacturing companies, offering invaluable insights through consulting projects, forging strong industry connections, and opening doors to promising career prospects. Within the Chair of Production Systems, the Department of Factory Planning addresses crucial facets, including factory structure planning, assembly planning, and digital factory planning. The Digital Factory Planning group is committed to revolutionizing manufacturing, digitally designing future factory models. Our vision embraces complete digital factory planning, driven by innovative methods and tools. We aim to drive progress across the entire factory lifecycle, leveraging novel concepts and technologies, including CAD modeling and 3D simulation, along with the integration of cutting-edge technologies like Virtual Reality (VR). 

Your Profile

Your role involves contributing to digital factory planning projects with a focus on 3D modelling. Proficiency in CAD programs such as Autodesk Inventor is helpful, and experience in at least one of the following programs is desirable: Autodesk programs, Blender, Unreal Engine. Additionally, you'll be responsible for integrating these models into cutting-edge technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR). As part of our engaged team, you will actively contribute to the development of tools aimed at enhancing the design of digital factories. The requirements for the role are:

  • Experience in CAD modelling tools
  • Knowledgeable in simulations and 3D modelling with tools like Blender, Unity, and/or Unreal Engine
  • Basic programming skills in Python, C++, and/or MATLAB
  • Proactive learner with commitment and reliability
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Ongoing studies at a university or university of applied sciences

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers from industry and science
  • Application and implementation of theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios
  • Growing responsibility with diverse tasks
  • Independent task processing as a vital project team member
  • Excellent development opportunities

Have we aroused your interest? Please send your CV, certificates, and a current transcript of records preferably by e-mail to the e-mail address below.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a student assistant.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of 6 months.
The option to extend the contract is available.
This is a part-time contract position.
The standard weekly hours will be 7-12 hours.
The salary is based on the RWTH Guidelines for Student and Graduate Assistants.
The position corresponds to a pay grade of 12,00 € per hour.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket.
RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason.
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Application deadline:31/03/2024
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Chair of Production Engineering
Dr. Luis Curiel-Ramirez
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen
Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email. For data protection reasons, however, we recommend sending applications via mail.