• Open
  • Closing date: 24 January 2020

MISSION TO METRICS

To successfully rid the world's oceans of plastic we need to also rapidly stop the inflow of plastic via rivers at a global scale. The junior field engineer will have succeeded when our technology keeps getting better at extracting plastic debris from rivers worldwide. 

“With the development and installation of our Interceptor technology comes the opportunity to learn as much as possible. Having systems installed in polluted rivers capturing plastic gives us the perfect test bed to develop, iterate and improve our technology. We are looking to expand the on-site testing side of the engineering team, to provide an analytical mindset to the application of new technologies, challenging how they work in the field and providing design input directly to engineering team to push our technology further.” Ian Smith, Lead Engineer 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • To continuously improve our technology, we need to test our technology in the field. The junior field engineer will support defining, preparing and facilitating these tests, whether they are executed by him/herself, by the team or by external parties. He/she will analyze test data and feed the results back to the engineering team.
  • Pro-actively developing test plans to assess system performance and operation processes
  • Managing and executing tests (both full-scale and subsystem), being responsible for test plans, organisation and processing results
  • Translate test results into concrete design recommendations alongside visualizing data 
  • Monitor developments of alternative solutions by other organizations and extract insights that further the development and improvement of our solutions

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master or bachelor in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, industrial design, or comparable
  • 0-2 years of working experience in an mechanical engineering role
  • Able to apply a practical approach to testing
  • Able to translate test results into product requirements
  • Experience in managing a small team during tests and practical project management 
  • Ideally you have experience in the maritime sector and/or with working abroad (Asia, Latin America, Africa)

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Curious and adventurous
  • Result-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • A creative, innovative and critical eye
  • A practical and hands-on approach to engineering
  • Willing to travel abroad (long-term) on a regular basis (for onshore testing)
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
Starting from:
ASAP
Work permit needed:
European Union