Continuous improvement engineer

Job description

Do you like working with high-tech machines? Are you good at identifying problems and implementing technical solutions? Then the continuous improvement engineer position at In Ovo can be of interest to you.

Who we are

Over the past 10 years, In Ovo has been developing and implementing our high-tech Ella machine, which can determine the gender of eggs. This prevents the culling of millions of chicks per machine and has a massive impact on animal welfare and efficiency, saves resources, and creates a more ethically acceptable egg production channel. With new legislation and interest from retailers coming up in multiple countries, we see more and more hatcheries requesting the In Ovo solution to support their business. We will grow considerably as a company, continue to improve our machines and will put many machines in the market, in order to end the culling of chicks completely. This way, we will make a significant, positive impact on animal welfare and sustainability in the global poultry sector over the coming years.

You will be joining a young and ambitious team that likes to have fun. The entire team works ambitiously to realize the success of the company and our solutions. This creates many challenges and therefore also many victories, and successes are there to be celebrated. In short: a pleasant and informal atmosphere! Catching up with colleagues is extremely valuable to us to maintain our connection.

What you will do

As a continuous improvement engineer, you and your In Ovo colleagues are responsible for the operation of our machine in the hatchery and you will assist in production. In this environment you also work closely with other parties. You identify and communicate all possible issues that can improve smooth production. With a team of engineers you are involved in installing, testing and implementing technical improvements for this and subsequent machines. You are a go-getter who takes responsibility and ensures that our machine always works at its best.

Being our continuous improvement engineer, you are the one who is responsible in our team for the running and improvement of our machine. You have experience in a production environment, are able to identify problems and solve them together with the R&D team. The machine is currently located in the province of Gelderland. Our second machine is being installed in Germany. 

Job requirements

Who we are looking for

As Continuous improvement engineer; 

  • You have a background in MTS/HTS mechanical engineering and at least two years of work experience
  • You have demonstrable experience in a production environment as a continuous improvement engineer or test engineer
  • You can identify possible issues and easily communicate about this
  • You have a creative mindset to come to solutions
  • You have passion for animal welfare
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (written and verbal)
  • You have a driving license

What we offer

  • Working at a scale-up company, with the unique opportunity to contribute to the development of exciting innovations with a global impact on the welfare of billions of animals
  • Collaboration with smart colleagues in a diverse team
  • Lots of responsibilities and opportunities for creative input
  • Salary based on knowledge and experience
  • A pension plan

At In Ovo, we embrace diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment. We firmly believe that a variety of backgrounds & perspectives make our team stronger.


Please respond with your resume and a cover letter. If you want more information, please contact Annemarie Burgers, HR Manager via +31 6 18537180 or

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.