Design Engineer

Job description

We are at the eve of forming an insect industry. Protix is a rapidly growing company and leading this “ento-revolution” as the frontrunner in the industry. Working at Protix is an excellent opportunity to excel both personally and professionally in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

In the role of design engineer you will be part of the multidisciplinary engineering team of Protix. You will be responsible for designing, detailing and drawing equipment and production facilities needed for insect production. You will be an integral part of the engineering team, starting as a product engineer. In a fast growing company like Protix there is plenty of room for fast development paths in various directions.

Key performance objectives    

  • Design and substantiate (sub) systems
  • Detail sketches, ideas and concepts into 2D layouts and 3D CAD models
  • Sketch and visualize engineering ideas in order to present to other team members or third parties 
  • Create 3D models of ideas and designs, detail these models into 2D fabrication drawings.


  • Bachelor degree, preferably with ~5 years of relevant experience
  • Good understanding of manufacturing techniques.
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of, and skill in 2D CAD (AutoCAD) and 3D CAD software (SolidWorks)
  • General computer literacy as MS Office
  • Living in The Netherlands  

General skill and qualifications

  • A general interest in nature and technology
  • No nine-to-five mentality
  • Hands on approach
  • Strong communicator

Freelancers are also welcome to apply