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At FOSS, we are driven by a strong sense of purpose, and we hope you are too. A fast-growing world population means that global food production will have to increase by 60% by 2050 to meet demand. We want to come up with smarter ways to make the best use of agricultural resources and to help eliminate food waste. If that sounds like something you would like to get out of bed for every Monday morning, then read on.

We are looking for an energetic Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) Engineer.

The job

FOSS develops state-of-the-art analytic instruments, and to ensure we always reach the best results, we have a strong team, not only to develop, but also to ensure the new instruments are introduced to production at the right level and have a strong validated supply chain to support.

The SQA engineer works across the entire organization, supporting the translation of FOSS needs into a strong well-founded production process at the supplier production. You will be an active participant in Design for Manufacturing (DFM), in corporation with the project leads and Project Sourcing engineers. Ensure to monitor the supplier portfolio, to give insights within the supplier’s production and measure capability.

Global Sourcing and running production are other important stakeholders. Your support in optimizing quality data in the production and leading the supplier complaint cases found, to ensure that counter measurement and root cause analysis is being conducted, and continuously ensure to optimize control plans, both internally and externally. Furthermore, you support risk mitigation within the supply chain, support change in portfolio, and the transfer of production parts.

You can expect a maximum of 20 traveling days when you have on-site visits to the suppliers.

Primary tasks

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders in FOSS across departments
  • Participate in R&D projects to secure DFM in new solutions before the products are released for final production
  • Support the Global Sourcing team with measuring and planning improvements in the quality of existing and new FOSS suppliers
  • Cooperate with our suppliers to develop and improve quality and production processes
  • Solve quality issues origin from our suppliers
  • Execute audits and supplier assessments according to plans


The SQA engineer supports a wide span of parts within many different technologies, e.g. Mechanical machined, sheet metal, optics, electronic, electro-mechanics, and chemistry. You have the ability to understand technologies that are not necessary for your primary education field, you have a deep understanding of some specific areas, but preferably been working with a variety of technologies.

You can come with education as Engineer, a relevant Bachelor or Master Degree, or similar but the most important is that you have a proven track record working with technical evaluation and problem-solving. Another important skills is that you know the world of sub-supply and sub-contracting, can see through processes and point out problematic stages in manufacturing, and support process improvement.

Since corporate language is English, it is a prerequisite that you are excellent in both written and spoken English

Personal skills

You are resolute and persistent when ensuring that quality issues are solved and implemented correctly into FOSS’ instruments. You are ambitious, curious, and want to make a difference. The ability to build positive relations and communicate clearly to stakeholders throughout the organization is very important to succeed in the job. You can take the lead, and voice your opinion, and challenges in a constructive way. You value honest and direct communication and have a positive outlook on life.

We offer

An interesting and challenging job in an international relaxed atmosphere with a strong focus on successful strategy execution and change management. We emphasize a high level of own drive and responsibility as well as success as a team.

This is your opportunity to join a newly established QA department, intending to increase quality awareness and improve the quality assurance level in FOSS. You will be one out of a strong team consisting of additional seven engaged colleagues working across the entire organization and with our suppliers. Our team is dedicated, ambitious, and aware that we are better if we all contribute and work together. We care for each other and love a good laugh. We are located at FOSS Innovation Center in Hillerød.

FOSS is a global company, and we have strong cooperation with our colleagues in Suzhou (China) and the Sales & Service colleagues distributed across the globe. Being part of the QA team at FOSS means that you will be working with super knowledgeable colleagues in a great team atmosphere, where we strive to be and act as one team – regardless of location, background, and roles.

We in QA and FOSS are on a mission and we sincerely hope you will join us!


We conduct interviews regularly, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible through the link provided in the ad. For further information regarding the job, please do not hesitate to contact QA Director Lene Uhre Hansen at +45 2761 6889.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and will be considered on the relative merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion, or belief.


FOSS contributes to the sustainable use of our planet’s agricultural resources and thus to the nutrition and health of the people of the world. We make it our business to build analytical solutions, which add value by improving food quality and optimizing production, from raw material to finished product. FOSS helps optimize the use of food and agricultural resources by enabling customers to run intelligent data-driven productions with less waste, better quality, bigger yields, and more optimal use of raw materials. Always at the forefront of analytical technology development, FOSS provides a range of analytical solutions from laboratory to at-line and in-line solutions, across industries from dairy to grain and meat. FOSS provides instruments and solutions to the world’s 100 largest food companies and for more than 60 years, FOSS has been innovating analytical technology. FOSS was founded by Nils Foss in Hillerød in 1956. We are a family-owned, global company and our products and services are sold all around the world. FOSS employs approximately 1,700 highly qualified people worldwide.

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