Prototyping 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.


As prototyping engineer you will be part of the engineering team at Protix. Your main tasks are
to design, build and operate test setups to prove design ideas, test new equipment and optimize existing machinery. These setups consist of mechanics, electronics and data collection equipment. You’ll work closely with our complete team of engineers, researchers and operators. This means you have to be a good communicator and be able to work with all different kind of people.


Key performance objectives

  • Define tests and experimental setups in consideration with the responsible engineer
  • Design the setup, taking into account the desired data collection
  • Present the design in order to achieve the required budget
  • Order the necessary parts and build the setup
  • Perform the test, collect the data
  • Present and discuss the results together with the domain engineer





  • Degree Mechanical Engineering (or comparable) with at least 3 years experience
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English     
  • Knowledge of, and skill in 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
  • Hands on approach
  • Strong communicator
  • Practical thinker

Freelancers are also welcome to apply.