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Allround Engineer

High-Tech Machinery
Gelderland, regio Nijmegen
Full time

Since we started out in 2011, we have been developing an automated process to determine the sex of a chick while still inside the egg. We aim to prevent the hatching and then culling of billions of male chicks worldwide just because they do not lay eggs. In 2020, we installed the first version of our machine in a hatchery. Since then, we have developed the technology further, and a new, improved machine began operating in 2022.

We can proudly report that during the last few months alone, we have prevented hundred thousands day-old male chicks from being killed. Our mission is to end the culling of male chicks completely.

Our machine is only the initial step on our journey, our first pioneering innovation. We are determined to develop our business further and create many more innovative ideas. When it comes to animal welfare and climate change, all sorts of challenges exist and cry out for imaginative ideas and unconventional solutions. These are precisely the challenges that drive us forward.

In our company, we combine analytical insight with a no-nonsense approach. We don’t get caught up in endless discussions. And we don’t stare at the screen for hours on end. We look at the hatcheries from the inside. Because our solutions have to work for them if what we do is to succeed.


Organization

We are a team of over 60 people, 3 machines and millions of saved chicks. We are engineers, operators, scientists, office people and everything in between. The go-getters of the poultry industry who roll up their sleeves to improve animal welfare. And our machine is just the beginning.

We believe that animals deserve a dignified place in a sustainable food industry. And we need way more people to fulfill our mission of improving the lives of 5 billions animals by 2030.

Function

As an Allround Engineer, you will be actively involved with the team of engineers in developing, optimizing, implementing and keeping our solutions operational. Depending on your knowledge and experience, we will look at which position will suit you best. Initially, this will be for our machine, where we want to improve both the output, automation, robustness and user-friendliness of our machine in the hatchery. You are not doing this all by yourself, of course. You will work together with both colleagues and several external partners.

Requirements

You are:

– The person who does not shy away from a technical challenge and is energized to find cool technical solutions.

– Educated in Mechanical Engineering or another technical field.

– Committed, stress-resistant and able to work in a busy environment.

– Convinced in communicating well in Dutch and English and you move easily between different groups of people.

– Curious about our complex technical approach and you quickly master new techniques.

– Creative with a pragmatic solution in problem solving.

– In possession of a driving licence.

– Interested in and have an affinity with technology and animal welfare.

Offer

Working as a Allround engineer with us means contributing to a fast-growing, ambitious organisation. You will deal with interesting and sometimes complex marketing projects, issues and brainteasers. We are a company large enough for you to work on a wide range of topics but small enough to stamp your mark and make a difference. Our culture is informal and the lines of communication short.

We also offer the following.

– A scale-up company setting that allows you to benefit from unique opportunities that have a global impact on animal welfare.

– A ground-breaking environment where you enjoy a lot of responsibility and can constantly seek out new opportunities and ways to develop.

– A salary between € 3,000. – and € 5,200. -, depending on your work experience.

– 25 days’ holiday per year (and the option to buy more), a pension and a working-from-home allowance.

– An annual budget of € 1,500. – for personal development.

Application

Please apply by sending your CV and tell us something about yourself. If you have any questions, get in touch with Ina Marin (Recruiter) [email protected]

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