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Senior Technical Designer

Geplaatst 27 sep. 2022
5 tot 7 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)

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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 Technical Designer 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.

  • 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;
  • You recognize yourself in the core values of Protix: https://protix.eu/protix-journey/values/#

Skills and competencies 

  • Taking the lead in multi-stakeholder innovation projects and training 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.
  • 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. Public transport is also fully reimbursed.

We are looking for innovators! Operator, engineer, researcher, designer – if you want to work towards a better world, we are looking for you.
We are at the eve of forming a global insect industry and Protix is leading the revolution. Through combining biology and technology, we create high- quality insect ingredients to bring the food system back in balance with nature. We are growing rapidly and are always looking for great new people!

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