Vacancies at FOSS

Test engineer in R&D Validation

Published: 2019-08-08

Jan Sten Andersen
+45 2066 6251


FOSS is an international company that develops analytical equipment and solutions for food, agricultural and other industries. In a global world with a growing population, there is an ever-increasing demand for safer food production that is more efficient and less food waste. As a global market leader, we have the expertise to help companies to ensure that. If that sounds like an interesting work environment to you, then you may be our new colleague.


The job

We are looking for a Test Engineer to join our Validation Team, which is part of our fast growing Research & Development Department at FOSS Innovation Centre in Hillerød.

Our main purpose is to support all development projects in achieving succesfully validated solutions. In close cooperation with the projects, we are testing critical components, modules and complete instruments both in-house in our own laboratories and externally.

You will be responsible for testing our new instruments with focus on robustness and lifetime. Your work will thus be in the field of mechatronics, creating complete test setups.

We are a team of 10 people dedicated to ensuring that our customers have the best possible quality experience by testing instrument performance under environmental conditions, reliability tests and ensuring legal compliance. We have most of the relevant facilities inhouse including vibration, climate chambers and EMC lab’s. You will report directly to Jan Sten Andersen, Head of Validation.


Primary tasks

As Test Engineer, you will:

  • Define and plan the reliability tests in close cooperation with the validation project manager and members of the product development projects – typically the lead mechanic
  • Design, set up, execute and report tests, supported by your colleagues in Validation and the rest of R&D
  • Take a positive and pro-active role in improving our services and offerings as well as being a good colleague and team player


Qualifications and skills

We expect your educational background to be in engineering (mechanics, mechatronics, electronics, SW). Whether you recently graduated or already have a few years of experience, we look forward to hearing from you.

Basic programming skills in LabVIEW, PLC or Arduino are welcomed – an interest in learning to work with these programs is a must. We are using Inventor(CAD) for design and modelling, and we have laser cutter and 3D printer for fast manufacturing of parts e.g. for making parts for the test jigs.  Experience in working with Universal Robots equipment (UR5) is a plus.

Knowledge within Design-FMEA, FoT (flat out test), accelerated tests, general life time testing is an advantage, but not a must. If you have previously worked with testing, it is considered an advantage (e.g. building up test rigs).

You have a practical and hands-on approach to problem solving. People describe you as an energetic and cooperative team player, who is self-driven and have a natural curiosity to learn new things.

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


We offer

We offer an interesting job in a dynamic work environment in an international atmosphere with high focus on innovation and customer experience. You will work in a flat organisation with a high degree of cooperation across all departments.

FOSS is doing well and we have a lot of new and interesting products in our pipeline, that need your attention and we therefore look forward to having you on board!



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

For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact Head of Validation, Jan Sten Andersen, at or by phone +45 2066 6251.

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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