Vacancies at FOSS

System Engineer

Published: 2021-06-23


FOSS is very proud of contributing to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We provide analytics beyond measure to add value to our customers by improving quality and optimizing food and agricultural production. It guides our work and describes the very essence of FOSS and the purpose of what we do. If that sounds like something you would like to get out of bed for every Monday morning, then read on.

For our Product Engineering team in Research & Development, we are looking for a System Engineer to work on continuous improvement of the existing FOSS product portfolio, focusing on their measuring performance.

Join our Product Engineering team as System Engineer 

FOSS develops and produces state of the art analytical instruments for analysis of milk, meat, grain, wine, and more. Our instruments combine state of the art electronics and optics with sophisticated flow systems and mechanical features.

Your primary responsibilities will be to understand and focus on the measuring performance of the analytical instruments in our product portfolio.

We work with a wide range of technologies such as NIR spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy, X-ray imaging, flow cytometry, and automated chemical analysis. You must become the expert in supporting our instruments based on the before mentioned technologies. In this position, we expect you to solve quality and performance issues. Your daily tasks will be diverse and will typically span from root cause analysis of deviations in the measuring performance in our production, updating and improving the measuring chain, and validating the implemented changes.

Tasks are typically driven as smaller projects with your colleagues in the Product Engineering team or with in-house specialists. You will coordinate with external suppliers, Service engineers, our Production, Sourcing, and your colleagues in the R&D department. Some long-distance travel may be required.

About you

You ideally hold a Master’s degree, preferably with a PhD degree, in physical chemistry, spectroscopy, optics, or physics and possess good analytical skills.

It is a requirement that you have a Danish work permit to apply for the job, and it is considered an advantage to write and speak Danish.

It is considered an advantage to have a multidisciplinary background and experience using Matlab or similar tools.

When it comes to your work approach, people describe you as structured while enjoying complex problem-solving. You thrive with taking on challenging tasks under time pressure if a customer is waiting or if production needs a fast solution. You are self-driven and have a natural curiosity for learning new things: you see solutions when looking at problems. You are talented at building strong working relationships and working with many different people - we picture you as a team player with a good sense of humor.

Working at FOSS

FOSS offers 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 organization with a high degree of cooperation across all departments. At FOSS, we value our employees and believe in cooperation based on trust, straightforward communication and clear objectives. We wish to motivate our employees to take responsibility and influence their work life. FOSS has many unique products in the portfolio and pipeline that need your attention; therefore, we look forward to welcoming you on board!


Please send us your application via the link below. We screen applications as they come in, so apply now - better today than tomorrow!

Any questions can be directed to Jonas Andersen, People Manager Product Engineering R&D, at +45 2761 6459 or

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


FOSS contributes to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We make it our business to build analytical solutions, which add value by improving food quality and optimising production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimise the use of food and agricultural resources by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste, better quality, bigger yields, and more optimal use of raw materials. Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions, across industries from dairy to grain and meat. FOSS provides instruments and solutions to the world’s 100 largest food companies and for more than 60 years, FOSS has been innovating analytical technology. FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in Hillerød in 1956. We are a family-owned, global company and our products and services are sold all around the world. FOSS employs more than 1,500 highly qualified people worldwide.

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