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MCA Engineering is part of MCA Group, an international player in engineering and high-tech consulting. MCA’s consultants are engineers commissioned for strategic and technical projects in some of the biggest companies in the industrial and tertiary fields. We support our clients with their innovation and R&D issues during the entire product life cycle. More than 1400 engineers work for MCA, offering technical assistance in service centers or under fixed-rate contracts.
The company has grown mainly organically, thus ensuring a stable and dynamic development. Both customers and engineers benefit from our international network – and our engineers can enjoy diversified projects in an international context.
MCA, Powered by Engineers
From the very beginning, MCA has always thought it was essential to respect those values which have helped the company resist the economic crisis and develop its growth.
To develop human resources:
MCA’s teams recruit collaborators both for their technical competencies and human qualities. Our consultants are the human resources and the real strength of the company. MCA tries hard to encourage the growth and development of its consultants:
MCA is committed to diversity and believes in equity and equality for everyone involved in all activities within the company. Self-development and professional growth are both essential for the current and future success of MCA.
To generate profitability and ensure sustainability:
In order to ensure sustainability, MCA is investing in new areas and activities such as service centers. The main source of investment is MCA’s own profitability. Our financial strength allows us to collaborate with the biggest European contractors. MCA is investing in them, consequently generating new opportunities and possibilities for the career development of our employees. Thanks to its rigorous management, MCA is a high-performance company which is investing in major future projects.
To provide the best service with fairness, integrity and to the highest ethical standard:
From the very beginning, MCA has completed projects to the highest standards of quality. Extensive assessments are frequently carried out to ensure the improvement and effectiveness of our policies. MCA depends on the excellence and ethics of its teams to make internal and external relationships more transparent and to resolve problems as quickly as possible.
* Previsional estimations
MCA offers 4 areas of service with several levels of investment depending on the client’s needs. We work directly with the client on-site or at our own offices.
In an industry characterized by rapid innovation processes and new developments, many companies need the (temporary) use of specialist knowledge. For example, that could assistance with the developing a product or the testing of a new machine. MCA Engineering has a broad (international) network of talented and highly qualified professionals who excel in their field and are greatly qualified to realize technical solutions for the customer. The engineers receive continues support and guidance from MCA, allowing them to perform optimally in the project and to guarantee high quality.
Rapid changes within innovation often have serious consequences, quick scale-up and adequate respond is often difficult. However, that’s not the case with the Internal Software Development service of MCA Engineering. A reliable and professional team of designers, developers, testers and project managers, of course, are ready to deliver your projects on time, within budget and with the desired quality.
The wide (international) network of MCA Engineering of talented and highly trained professionals, we are well able to achieve the desired technical solution
As consultancy company MCA Engineering has the knowledge, skills and capacity to manage in-house projects completely or partially. This means - customer projects from start to finish prepared by MCA Engineering, planned, executed, completed and evaluated. This allows us to take over parts of the projects of our clients and manage it within our internal team.
MCA is able to provide comprehensive project management due to our long-term experience in several sectors. We offer all kind of services to our partners – from planning to implementation to project end – and always apply our “best practice”, leading to successful and efficient projects.
As a consultancy company we offer our clients advice and research. If necessary, we look at the available knowledge on the labour market and we provide customers with the required resources and competencies to carry out investigations.
At MCA Engineering we believe in the power of collaboration. Therefore, we offer the opportunity to work with customers in the realization of technical solutions. This includes the development of a new product, for example, a sub-component or complete module, both mechanically as in software. The advantage of co-development is that customers (temporarily) have extra capacity. This, coupled with our up-to-date knowledge, specialized skills and tight project management is the guarantee of a successful outcome!
Eindhoven in recent years has become one of the most prominent high-tech centres in Europe, thanks to the promotion of open innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. The tremendous growth of the region has a great attraction for talented local and international knowledge workers, students, entrepreneurs and investors who work together to develop new high-tech products and services.
As engineering consultancy company, with a home base in the heart of the high-tech industry, MCA Engineering has managed to build a strong network within the Brainport region. Therefore, we are capable in the field of high technology to complete customer questions with the use of specialized knowledge and skills so that we can work together to find solutions to the social challenges of tomorrow.
The sector is undergoing a transformation with new market entrants. To remain competitive, the major automotive groups are investing heavily in R&D, particularly in propulsion, ADAS systems, on-board systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, electric vehicles and the reduction of polluting emissions.
To support all these developments, automobile manufacturers have increased the outsourcing rate of their Research and Development by relying on strategic partners such as MCA.
To respond optimally to these strategic challenges, MCA consultants are engineers with a strong technical dimension. Historical sector of MCA, our customers are the European manufacturers and equipment manufacturers.
The varied skills of our teams enable us to support our industrial customers in all areas of the automotive industry and throughout the entire product life cycle: from design-design to commissioning and testing, to after-sales service (design and implementation of software for testing and maintenance procedures, for example).
The industry is characterized by various developments that force companies in the sector to find new innovative and sustainable methods of work. For example, that could be offering support and maintenance of industrial facilities in a restrictive environment. Furthermore, continuous innovation of new high-capacity components, setting up automation processes to reduce workload and improve the safety and working conditions. Additionally, for many companies, there is a challenge to optimize industrial processes, with a view to the management of stocks and prices of raw materials and reducing the environmental impact.
MCA Engineering supports clients in the industry sector for over 20 years providing innovative and sustainable solutions. The specialized knowledge and experience in the field of industrial systems, enables us to provide technical solutions for every step in the lifecycle of the product.
Embedded systems are at the cutting edge of electronics and (technical) information technology, which requires specialized knowledge and experience. The complex features of embedded systems are inseparable part from the modern world. The often hidden components are found in many systems - from coffee machines to spacecraft. They are also an important part within the offshore industry. Companies in the industry today have to make the day with various developments and technologies related to wireless sensor networks, automated handling and control systems.
In recent years MCA Engineering has developed considerable expertise in embedded systems and built a strong network with specialized professionals. This allows MCA Engineering to support customers with finding solutions to questions in the field of embedded systems, electronics and (technical) computer science. Furthermore, we offer support with specializations and functions both within the FPGA (Matlab, VHDL) and on the software side (C, C ++, .NET, Java, C #, Python, Ruby). Also, iOS and Android app development plays an important part.
In general MCA provides a comprehensive expertise to its partners in the field of:
Technological innovation is the driving force behind the development of the multimedia, e-commerce and telecoms sectors.
The sector is undergoing profound transformations with a rapid evolution towards the 4.0 industry: robots, connectivity, 3D printing, virtual reality or artificial intelligence. The IOT and connected objects market is exploding: it is estimated that more than 50 billion connected objects will be produced by 2020.
In telecom, operators are relying on the cloud and digitalization to improve their efficiency, while preparing for the deployment of 5G.
Faced with such changes in lifestyles and the phenomenon of permanent connectivity, manufacturers are also committed to maintaining user data security, which is becoming a real concern.
Joining us means joining a dynamic and welcoming Group. You will have the opportunity to work on technological and challenging projects for prestigious clients.
We accompany you throughout your career according to your aspirations. For this, you benefit from a daily and personalized HR follow-up. At MCA Engineering we believe in self - development. That's why we offer you the opportunity to grow in your field, thanks to the tailor-made career plan Engineer Your Own Career! Here we determine together with you your goals for the future and the way to achieve them. Through challenging projects and environments at national and international level, you get the opportunity to gain experience and grow to new positions.
MCA promotes the internal promotion, mobility and professional development of its teams. Our extremely dynamic growth enables us to develop our activities in Europe and abroad, which offers all our teams varied opportunities within the Group.
You work into a friendly and stimulating environment! In order to encourage communication between employees, several events are organized! MCA has obtained Happy at Work 2019 certification ! HappyAtWork is the first participatory employer label that rewards excellence in employee management and motivation.
"More than the perfect match”
Working via a mediator agency was not initially favored by our engineer Joep van de Laarschot. But after a preliminary discussion with MCA, he became convinced of the advantages of working through a committed engineering and consultancy agency. "I'm here in my place. I get the trust and the right support to shape my career in the direction I would like to and that feels very nice!"
"I started my career 12 years ago with a degree in Mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU / e). Because of my great interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency, I then decided to specialize in a Master Energy Technology. At the end of my studies I was approached by a company for a challenging job at Cortexon. Here I worked with great pleasure almost 3.5 years. Until I noticed that I was ready for a new challenge. At that time I was accidentally contacted by MCA asking if I was interested in working for them. Since I already had some other plans in action and would have preferred a permanent job, I wasn’t too sure about MCA. Gradually, however, I was still interested and I started to talk with the team. During the conversations, I became very excited about MCA and the benefits they can offer me in terms of self-development and shaping my career. Then I went on a number of conversations with clients, but this didn’t turn to be a right match at that momnet. Until I went to talk to a client of MCA and discuss a cool project on the development of a new generation of dosing that I could start on and I felt it right away: “This is my next step!”
"As a Mechanical Engineer I mainly think in concepts, analyzing and making calculations. That’s something I missed in my previous job. To increase my knowledge and skills in a new software, MCA offered me a course in preparation for this project. Here I have much pleasure in my work. I am also extremely pleased that MCA listens to my story. MCA looks beyond making the right match and just focuses on how engineers can best support in achieving their goals. In the future, I hope to develop myself in the direction of system architecture and project management, so I can shift the emphasis of details to the overview of the project and the management of a team. Along with MCA I regularly discuss my goals and the way to it. They advise me to follow certain courses and develop skills to achieve my goal through tailor-made career plan Engineer Your Own Career. Perhaps even the most important thing for me is that they give me the confidence to continue to build my career in MCA. You also have a real connected team around you within MCA. That’s why “you stand there as an engineer never alone and that feels very nice!”
Today on the blog we interview Nathan, AGV consultant at Renault. He tells us more about his career path and what he likes about being a consultant.
Hello Nathan, can you introduce yourself?
Hello everyone! I am Nathan, AGV/Kaizen Project Manager at Renault.
I knew from an early start that I wanted to become an engineer, having a very strong interest in math’s and physics. I also have an engineer father, which obviously helped me to get on that path. After my Baccalauréat, I joined INSA Centre Val de Loire, a general engineering school.
After two first years of intensive preparation, I specialized in Industrial Systems Engineering. The aim was to work very quickly into a factory environment: that’s my favorite part of the job.
At the end of my 4th year, I had a great opportunity; that of going to the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec. An incredible experience where I was able to obtain a double degree in Project Management.
Back in France, I ended with a final internship in Lille in the Heineken factory. I joined the Continuous Improvement Department, which is made up entirely of interns. There we carried out our own analyses in the factory in order to decide on the priority issues we wanted to work on.
It was a very formative experience, which once again showed me that I had a real appetite for fieldwork and for working in plant.
After school, I had a first experience of 8 months at Peugeot, again in Lille. I was in charge of facilitating the implementation of modifications on the vehicles, the creation and updating of the manufacturing ranges. This gave me a first experience in the automotive sector, which I greatly appreciated.
How did you find out about MCA, how did your hiring and integration go?
At the end of my assignment at Peugeot, I wanted to come back to Paris and I was quickly contacted by MCA, which I joined at the beginning of November 2019. Several options of projects were presented to me, in major companies, which I immediately liked: it showed the possibility of making a career.
I had an interview with Renault the very next day. It all happened very quickly! I was very happy to continue working in the automotive sector, which I still enjoy to this day.
My integration at MCA was quick and efficient. At Renault, it was really a good surprise, everyone is on an equal foot, both consultants and Renault employees, which is very pleasant.
Can you tell me more about the project you are currently working on at Renault, as AGV Project Manager?
I started out in the Engineering department, which is basically Renault's own workshop. The main missions are to listen to the customer and deal with potential production problems, the aim being to see how to anticipate them on the production line. This calls for a well-developed sense of the workfield and a high level of responsiveness.
After this first part of my job, called "serial life management", I became Project Manager. Today, I produce pre-project figures, respond to calls for tenders and write specifications. In this way, I propose technical-sales offers to provide solutions to my customer, Renault, throughout France.
My job also includes an "architect" part: I program AGVs. We place small antennas in the ground, programmed by us. When the automatically guided vehicles pass over these antennas, they receive the orders we have programmed. The aim is to optimize movements within factories and production lines, to maximize costs and efficiency in general.
Projects at Renault are sometimes more global and do not only concern AGVs: this part of the job is called "Kaizen". In these cases, I essentially act as a link between the people involved in the project, without necessarily providing technical expertise: creating trucks, clever systems to make life easier for operators or increase performance.
What do you like best about your mission?
Taking on responsibilities quickly, being very autonomous and having an overview of the project.
What are the advantages of being a consultant, in your opinion?
Undoubtedly the flexibility of the missions and projects! The fact of having a very large panel of missions and clients at your disposal. When you are a general engineer like me, it is a unique opportunity to touch everything and to build a career that suits you.
Thank you Nathan for this feedback, we wish you all the best for the future.
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