Vacancies at FOSS

Mechanical Design Engineer for product development in R&D

Published: 2019-03-13

René Fuhlendorff
+45 27616996


At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too.A fast growing world population means that the global food production will have to increase by 60% by 2050 to meet the demand. We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources, and to help eliminate food waste. If that sounds like something you can commit to, then read on.


The job

We are looking for mechanical design engineers with talent and curiosity. You are prepared to take on exciting and technically challenging tasks by joining the product development team in our R&D department.

We are dealing with sophisticated technology, systems and mechanical features based on state of the art mechanics and mechatronics.


Primary tasks

As mechanical engineer, you will play a central role in the development process and you will get unique opportunities to work with all aspects of mechanical development from the early concept phase over prototyping and marked trials until release for production.

You will be working in project teams together with many other specialists from mechanical, electrical, optical and chemical fields. We are all focusing on developing and integrating new technology to develop analytical solutions and instruments for our global customers.

The job is located at our new R&D Innovation Centre at Foss Allé in Hillerød, Denmark.



The preferred candidate holds a degree in mechanical engineering.

As we are looking for several candidates, both experienced and newly graduated, you may either recently have finalized your studies or have several years of experience, working in one of the following fields:

  • Product development in metals and/or plastic
  • 3D CAD or Autodesk Inventor
  • Mechanical development
  • Mechatronic development
  • Instrument design e.g. high precision systems
  • Multi disciplinary product development processes in all phases of development
  • Tolerance chain calculation
  • Structural mechanical calculation


Personal skills

To be successful in this role, you need talent for working in teams and for building relationships with many different people and cultures – we picture you as a true team player with a good sense of humor.

You have a structured work approach and you are able to plan your own time and coordinate tasks across the teams. This means that you keep the overview and are able to handle changes and like to work with different types of tasks, including hands-on work.

 Since FOSS is a global organization, it is a prerequisite that you are fluent in Danish and English.


We offer

We offer a challenging job in an international, innovative and highly successful organization. We are market leaders within our field and very proud of the results we deliver.

Our work is based on trust and working in teams, and you can expect to enter a great working place where work-life balance and flexibility are valued and where you can bring your ideas to the table and make a real difference.

At FOSS, we value our employees and believe in cooperation, in straightforward communication and in setting clear objectives to achieve our goals.



Send your application by using the link below. Note that we only receive applications via the link. We conduct interviews on a regular basis, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Program Manager in R&D, René Fuhlendorff, at or on +45 27 61 69 96.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, family status, age, or religion.



FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments that monitor and control food quality. We provide solutions that improve customers’ business by running a sustainable and profitable operation while helping deliver high quality products for consumers.

We live in a world with a fast growing population and to meet the growing demand for food, the global food production will have to increase by 60 per cent by 2050. The world’s population is becoming wealthier and the global middle class is growing, which create new food demands. This means the food producers need to find smarter ways to make the best use of our valuable resources and to eliminate food waste. At FOSS, we have the know-how to help companies address these global trends and turn them into opportunities – in a way where sustainability and good business go hand in hand.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS headquarters are based in Hillerød, Denmark and development and production takes place in Denmark and China. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in 30 countries. FOSS employs around 1,500 highly qualified employees worldwide.

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