Senior Technical Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dongen

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What will your mission be?
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. 
Who are you?
  • 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. 
What do we promise?
  • 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. 
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.   
Interested?
Do you want to work for the future and be part of our revolution? We would like to get in touch with you! Apply and connect with us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our mission.  
 
It is good to know that for us your motivation and the match with our company is key. That is why we do not accept applicants who send only their CV without any motivation. 
About us
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. From mechanical engineers to process operators and research & development: you can find all our vacancies on this page.

Don’t see a vacancy but do recognize yourself in our profile? Send us your resume on jobs@protix.eu we’d love to find a place for you. We are always looking for talented employees willing to work in one of our teams towards our mission.

JOIN AN AMAZING MISSION

WORKING FOR PROTIX MEANS WORKING FOR THE FUTURE


Wat zal jouw missie zijn?
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. 
Wie ben jij?
  • 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. 
Wat bieden wij?
  • 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. 
Wie zijn wij?
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.   
Interesse?
Do you want to work for the future and be part of our revolution? We would like to get in touch with you! Apply and connect with us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our mission.  
 
It is good to know that for us your motivation and the match with our company is key. That is why we do not accept applicants who send only their CV without any motivation. 
Over ons
Wij zoeken naar innovatieve mensen! Operator, engineer, researcher, designer – als jij wilt werken naar een betere toekomst, dan zoeken wij naar jou. We staan aan de vooravond van het bouwen van een wereldwijde insectenindustrie en Protix is leidend in die revolutie. Met een combinatie van biologie en technlogie creëren wij hoge kwaliteit insecten ingrediënten om het voedingssysteem terug in balans te brengen met de natuur. Wij groeien snel en zijn altijd op zoek naar geweldige mensen. Van mechanische engineers tot proces operators en research and development: je kunt alle vacatures op onze pagina vinden.

Zie je geen vacature maar denk je wel dat je bij ons past? Stuur ons dan je profiel via jobs@protix.eu en dan kijken we met je mee naar de mogelijkheden. We zijn altijd op zoek naar talent dat met ons wilt werken naar het bereiken van onze missie.

JOIN AN AMAZING MISSION

WORKING FOR PROTIX MEANS WORKING FOR THE FUTURE

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