Vacancies at FOSS

Lead mechanical engineer R&D

Published: 2022-03-31


Do you share our passion for product development?  And do you dream of a large playground with a lot of “hard fun”?

For our Headquarter in Hillerød, we are looking for a lead mechanical engineer with a “take charge” attitude to join our ambitious group of people in FOSS R&D. You will help us develop world leading instruments from concept until release to production and sales. Being first and best takes something extra. We work at a high speed with highly skilled and motivated colleagues in multidisciplinary projects. It is challenging and fun - and requires highly proficient people with a proven track record of delivering high quality products. Maybe that person, is you?

The job

You will get unique opportunities to work with all aspects of mechanical development both as mechanical developer and coordinator of the mechanical development in the project. As the lead mechanical engineer, you will be overall responsible for developing the mechanical design and deeply involved in the design process. You work with the most advanced technology, in strong teams working after agile principles, together with highly skilled colleagues that are experts within their fields.

You will be part of all project phases from concept- and system design, to development and test including design for x, and transfer to production, sales, and service. You will be part of the Grain & Oilseed R&D Program, where you join a highly skilled team with a strong insight into the most important design criteria and requirements for our customers in this industry.

We work in a matrix organization, and value professional development highly. You will also be part of the Mechanical Group where you will find mechanical backbone in our professional community, together with all mechanical engineers (lead and specialists) working in other projects and programs.

The candidate:

You love mechanical product development and are not willing to give up your CAD work. At the same time, you have a strong mindset to take responsibility and leadership within all activities and understand the balance of being involved and letting people work independently.  

As a person, you are communicative, well structured, ambitious and a strong team player. We expect you have a positive mindset even when things challenge you and deadlines are tight. Finally, you must share our values and passion for mechanical and technology development at a very high and challenging level.


You hold a degree in mechanical engineering and must be fluent in English and Danish.

The preferred candidate will have minimum 5 years working experience in the majority of the following:

  • Multi-disciplinary product development processes in all phases of development
  • 3D CAD (We use Autodesk Inventor)
  • Instrument design e.g. mini conveyer systems and vibration tolerant frames
  • Planning, coordination, and communication
  • Agile development and continuous design and review

We offer
We offer a challenging job in an international and innovative company that is world leader in its field. You will get the opportunity to collaborate with many talented people across different field of expertise, and you will be working with developing advanced technologies to make a real difference for our customers.

Our working culture is based on trust and teamwork, and you can expect to enter a great working place where you can bring your ideas to the table and make a real difference. There will be a fair amount of travel activity to visit our subsidiaries and customers.


Please send your application via the link below. We expect to conduct interviews on an ongoing basis, so if you are interested in the job, please apply as soon as possible. 

If you want to know more about the position you are welcome to contact Director Søren Bay, e-mail or phone +45 27 61 68 62.


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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