Vacancies at FOSS

Versatile and professionally well-founded Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer

Published: 2022-12-25
Quality Assurance
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

Lene Uhre Hansen
+45 2761 6889


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 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 would like to get out of bed for every Monday morning, then read on.


The job

We seek a versatile and professional well-founded Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer (hereafter SQA Engineer) to take up our open position. You will play a central role in our value chain as you will be the important link between our suppliers and FOSS. You will take part in supporting daily operation and throughout development of new instruments.

The Quality Assurance team consist of 8 engaged and competent colleagues all reporting to the QA Director. We are ambitious and work hard to fulfill our aims, while maitaning the open and honest cooperation. We strongly believe that we are best when we succeed as a team, and if we can have fun while doing so.

We are part of the FOSS Innovation Center in Hillerød and the position is a full time job with some degree of travelling (approximate 20 days/year).


Primary tasks

Your primary focus will be to ensure a structured and risk-based approach to quality assurance of our approximate 500 suppliers and also entails internal alignment and cooperation with our main stakeholders in R&D, Production and Sourcing.

You will have a close eye on the quality level of the supplied components and materials, and will initiate improvements activities towards our suppliers and ensure internal alignmend when needed. You will have an active role in quality assessments of suppliers and parts, which includes, but are not limited to, first article inspections, supplier audits and visits.

You are expected to provide an early and active QA support in the New Product Development projects, but also to find joy in day-to-day trouble shooting to keep the production run smoothly.



You will as SQA Engineer support a wide span of parts within many different technologies, e.g. Mechanical machined, sheet metal, optics, electronic, electro-mechanics, and chemistry.

You must have the ability to understand technologies that are not necessary for your primary education field, but as the majority of our sourced components are mechanical machined or sheet metal, you shall have a deep understanding of these specific areas.

Ideally you have worked in a similar role or been involved in QA processes like auditing, systematic problem solving and continues improvements.

You can have education as Engineer, a relevant Bachelor or Master Degree, or similar. But you have a proven track record working with technical evaluation and problem-solving for at least five years.

You know the world of sub-supply and sub-contracting, can see through processes and point out problematic stages in manufacturing, and support process improvement.

Since corporate language is English, it is a prerequisite that you are excellent in both written and spoken English.


Personal skills

You are resolute and persistent when ensuring that quality issues are solved and implemented correctly into FOSS’ instruments. You are ambitious, curious, and want to make a difference.

The ability to build positive relations and communicate clearly to stakeholders throughout the organization is very important to succeed in the job. You can take the lead, and voice your opinion, and challenges in a constructive way. You value honest and direct communication and have a positive outlook on life.

We offer

An interesting and challenging job in an international relaxed atmosphere. We as a team aim to increase quality awareness and improve the quality assurance level in FOSS. This also include an increased focus on proper attention to the quality performance of our suppliers and that is where we need your strong contribution.

FOSS is a global company, and we have strong cooperation with our colleagues in Suzhou (China) and the Sales & Service colleagues distributed across the globe. Being part of the QA team at FOSS means that you will be working with super knowledgeable colleagues in a great team atmosphere, where we strive to be and act as one team – regardless of location, background, and roles.

We in QA and FOSS are on a mission and we sincerely hope you will join us.



We conduct interviews regularly, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible through the link provided in the ad. For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact QA Director Lene Uhre Hansen at +45 2761 6889.

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 is committed to maintaining an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce. You can help us sustain an unbiased recruitment process by not including photo or age in your application.



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 optimizing production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimize 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 approximately 1,700 highly qualified people worldwide.

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