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Netherlands, Gelderland, OchtenEngineering

Job description

Do you like to work with high-tech machines at various international customers? Are you good at organizing and coming up with creative solutions? And do you want to contribute to sustainability and animal welfare? Join In Ovo as Commissioning engineer!

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.

Who you are

The engineering team ensures that our machine is technically ready for production and supports the operating team during production. You identify and communicate all possibilities for improvement for a good production process. Together with our machine builder, you will work on installing, testing and implementing technical solutions for these and future machines. You are a real go-getter who takes responsibility for an optimally functioning machine. As an Engineer at In Ovo you work in a fast-growing and changing environment with room for your input and personal development.

We are looking for different roles in our engineering team, so do you enjoy working on machines, improving the process or looking for solutions in an innovative environment? Talk to us and we will find out together which role suits your experience and wishes best!

In Ovo's headquarters is in Leiden. Our machine is currently in Gelderland (Ochten). It depends on your role where you will be spending most of your time.

Job requirements

Who we are looking for

As an Engineer you have:

  • A background in MTS/HTS or similar education.
  • Minimum of 2 years demonstrable experience in a production environment.
  • A creative mindset to come up with solutions
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • A passion for animal welfare
  • A driver's license
  • Do you speak fluent English; Dutch, German or other languages are a plus

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 room for own initiatives
  • Salary based on knowledge and experience
  • Flexible working to ensure a balance between family and working life
  • 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.


Apply with your resume and a motivation letter. In case you want more information, please contact Nienke Stuijt, recruiter, at +31 6 51689666 or