Senior Design Engineer

Job description

Do you want to develop the equipment needed for breeding insects that has never been created before? Are you excited about stepping into a novel food industry? Then you might be our new Senior Design Engineer!


Do you do pioneering daily?

The goal is to roll-out several production facilities worldwide in the upcoming years. We make this possible with an engineering team within Protix which is multidisciplinary by nature. To make the roll-out possible, specific equipment needs to be developed from concept to end use. As Senior Design Engineer you will be part of the equipment development team. The equipment development team is responsible for the design and engineering of state-of-the-art industrial insect rearing equipment and machines suitable for the next generation insect rearing facilities. To make this happen you work closely together with the R&D team. They are your biggest client. Next to that you will be in touch with external suppliers, they create the crucial components that you have designed. 


Requirements

Experience and education

  • Master’s degree with a technical background (Mechanical engineering, Industrial Design Engineering, Mechatronics or similar);
  • Have experience in a leading role in at least 2 projects;
  • Relevant experience in familiar industries (agriculture, food) or in specific areas like:
  1. Climate;
  2. Air/vacuum transport;
  3. Sensor development;
  4. Design Control systems.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (and preferably Dutch);
  • Knowledge of 2D CAD (AutoCAD) and 3D CAD software (SolidWorks);
  • Living in The Netherlands;


Skills and competencies 

  • Taking the lead in multi stakeholder innovation projects and train team members to successfully reach results;
  • You have experience in managing innovation projects and research paths;
  • You work best in multidisciplinary teams but can also work on projects independently;
  • You have what it takes to get your ideas, concepts and systems;
  • Experience in developing new sensor technology, or working with novel sensors is a pre;
  • You are proactive, see and act on new opportunities. You dare to challenge yourself and the team. 


What you can expect from us

  • The possibility to contribute to the mission of Protix: "Bringing the food system back in balance with nature"
  • An entrepreneurial environment in which technology and biology go hand in hand
  • Challenging environment where continuously learning is most important
  • A piece of the of the "Protix pie" in shares
  • 26 vacation days and all other standard benefits