Vacancies at FOSS

Mechanical Engineer for Product Engineering in R&D Hardware

Published: 2023-11-15
Nils Foss Allé 1
3400  Hillerød

Bouchaib Haboucha
+45 60867334


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.

Welcome to R&D Hardware
The R&D Hardware department is responsible for developing mechanics and electronics for our analytical instruments and we have many world class solutions in the field and exciting new projects in the pipeline that require state of the art hardware solutions. We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer for our “Product Engineering” team which is a department focused on our existing portfolio as well as smaller projects. The area cover disciplines of both electronics and mechanics.  

The R&D Hardware department comprises of more than 60 developers and makes up for about 1/4 of the R&D organization in FOSS - and we are growing. 

The job
Foss develops and produces state of the art analysis instruments for analysis of milk, meat, grain, wine and more. Our instruments combine sophisticated flow systems and mechanical features with state-of-the-art electronics and optics. 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 mechanical faults to securing the performance of the instrument.

Tasks thus often require a coordinated effort across the organization, and you will get to work with many different teams and colleagues. You will join a team of highly skilled mechanical and electrical engineers.

You will be close to our customers, both external and internal and will be a key part of improving our products in many ways. The feedback loop for changes and improvements is short and you will hence receive fast feedback and praise on solutions and improvements.

Your daily work will be at the FOSS innovation center in Hillerød Denmark, with only few traveling days per year.  

The preferred candidate holds a Master of Science or a Bachelor of Science in Precision Mechanical engineering, and has experience within the following fields:

  • Mechanical product development in metals and/or plastics
  • Instrument design e.g. high precision systems
  • 3D CAD tools (we use Autodesk Inventor)
  • Strong knowledge of materials properties and fabrication methods
  • Understanding of one or more of the following elements: metrology, precision-mechanics, micro-mechanics, injection-molding
  • Some familiarity with electromechanics and/or optomechanics.

Secondary Qualifications

  • AutoDesk Inventor
  • CREO
  • Experience working with SAP and Classifications

Personal skills
We expect you to have excellent spoken and written communication skills in Danish and English. It is important that you have good analytical skills and is well organized.

  • Ability to work in a structured way while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and provide team support
  • Be outspoken and easy communicator with a large group of colleagues

 Our instruments are complex; hence you need to be willing to share your work with other engineers and enjoy discussing the solutions, so we reduce risk and complexity as much as possible.

We offer
A challenging job, in an international and innovative company, that is small enough for you to get high influence in the job, and big enough for complex development and career development. We have a flat and informal company culture. The size of our company allows for independent, dynamic, and fast decisions, and you will have the opportunity for constant learning through new projects, technologies, teams, market opportunities, and finally mechanical competencies.

FOSS have a solid record of continued business growth and a strong business strategy for an exciting future journey. We anticipate increased hardware development and plenty of opportunities for personal growth.

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 People Manager of Product Engineering – Bouchaib Haboucha mobile: +45 6086 7334. Please note that we only accept applications via the link.

All applications are welcome. They will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, who you love, 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.

The family-owned FOSS Company was founded in 1956. FOSS is the world’s leading producer of innovative analytical instruments used worldwide in the food and agricultural production industries to help customers optimize and monitor their production and ensure optimal usage of the raw materials.Development and production take place in Denmark, China and Hungary. FOSS headquarters are in Hillerød, Denmark. FOSS products are marketed and sold through a global network of sales subsidiaries in Europe, North, South and Central America, Asia and Australia. Join a pioneering and innovative company in the food and agriculture industry. A company on a mission, with offices all around the world and 1.700 talented colleagues from more than 32 different countries. Read more on


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