Subject Matter Expert

Job description

Do you want to be part of a global revolution in food & feed? We are looking for two Subject Matter Expert for Feedstock and for Rearing to develop new plants in an industry that is on the verge of taking over the food chain. Are you ambitious and do you want to be part of our mission and growth? Join us and work for the future.

What will be your mission as a Subject Matter Expert?

The goal is to roll-out several large scale insect production facilities worldwide in the coming years. We make this possible with an engineering team within Protix which is multidisciplinary in nature. In your role as Subject matter expert you will be part of the Engineering and Technology team. The engineering and technology team is responsible for all processes and systems within new and existing production facilities. We improve on existing BSF processes and develop new production processes to improve our competitive advantage in the future. Furthermore, we represent Protix in the client role for execution of these large scale CAPEX projects. The team consists of project engineers, technologists and subject matter experts, who together ensure a smooth functioning machine.

What will you do?

You’ll be the authority on your field of expertise by

  • Advising on the long term goals and development routes, leading concept developments in line with these goals, involving the different departments like R&D and equipment development.
  • Supporting brown- and greenfield projects with technical input, owning the process specifications for these projects. In case of development projects, you might act a the lead of that specific project.
  • Gathering and maintaining knowledge on your subject by visiting relevant seminars and fairs, reading literature and keeping track of our competitor’s developments
  • Harvesting the fruits of our internal operational knowledge and experience, by visiting our production facilities and determining feasibility of site best practice initiatives and assist to establish deployment plan across other sites 
  • Sharing the knowledge by providing (internal) training and developing guidelines and standards for future projects

What do we promise you?

  • You will become part of our mission: 'Food in balance with nature!'
  • You get the opportunity to work 2 or 3 days from home
  • A varied job where you can make the difference within a driven and inspiring team
  • There is an employee participation plan ('piece of the Protix pie')
  • The possibility to work flexible
  • A fast moving, entrepreneurial and sustainable work environment
  • There is a lot of room to take responsibility and to develop yourself further
  • After 5 years, you may go on sabbatical for 6 weeks. We pay 50% for your time out!
  • Do you come by bike? Then you will also receive an allowance of €0.19 per km

About us

We are on the brink of a global insect revolution. Protix is a fast-growing company and is leading this 'ento revolution' as an industry leader. Since 2009, our life mission has been to bring the food system back into balance with nature.

With high-tech solutions, artificial intelligence, genetic enhancement programs and robotics, we produce the ingredient of the future: insects.

The black soldier fly is a key player in bringing our mission to life. Their larvae provide us with a unique source of protein that is processed into feed for pets, fish, piglets and chickens, among others.

Our values are a reflection of our culture. We are always looking for new talent who will go for the next step with us and recognize themselves in our values. Choosing Protix is a conscious choice, because it is important that our values also fit you. We care about our planet, are innovative & curious, open minded, diverse and always go for the best result.


Do you want to work for the future and be part of our revolution? We would love to connect with you! Apply and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay on top of our mission.


Who are you?

  • Bachelor or Master degree, in mechanical or process engineering (or similar
  • >10 years of relevant working experience
  • Living in The Netherlands and fluent in English and Dutch
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • You are result-driven and you have a long-term focus
  • Self starting and enterprising
  • You work best in multidisciplinary teams
  • You communicate your (new) ideas easily on different levels
  • Connecting and communicating with different stakeholders and suppliers
  • You are proactive, see new opportunities and dare to challenge yourself and the team