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Mechanical Engineer Octiva

De Lier, Zuid-Holland, NetherlandsTech & Data

Job description

Octiva creates robotic labor automation solutions for the Controlled Environment Agriculture market in close collaboration and at the service of innovative growers. Octiva was created in 2021 from a merger from Priva’s robotic solutions and Octinion’s agricultural robotics. Priva is one of the global leaders in horticulture process control, Octinion is known for building ground-breaking agricultural robotics. With teams in De Lier (The Netherlands) and Leuven (Belgium), Octiva has about 40 employees.

For our offices in De Lier (The Netherlands) we are looking for a dedicated Mechanical Engineer:

As a Mechanical Engineer, you’re a part of the mechanical team that designs mechanical systems for the agro & food industry. At Octiva we always work multidisciplinary, you’ll work closely on our different research & development projects together with experts from other teams (Vision, Electronic, Systems, Software)

You’ll perform a variety of tasks that range from:

  • Concept development
  • Analysing project requirements and perform technical calculations
  • Mechanical systems design using CAD
  • Creating production drawings
  • Collaborating with external suppliers
  • Supporting manufacture, build and validation of system

Job requirements


  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Sciences with a background in mechanical design
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD is required, preferably Siemens NX
  • Experience with techniques such as 3D printing is an advantage
  • You have a hands-on mentality and are able to assist in the assembly of prototypes
  • Experience with mechanical systems is an advantage
  • You have high standards and strive for perfection, but you can also be pragmatic in order to respect the deadlines and budget
  • You communicate well and are able to work in team
  • Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English is required (written and oral)
  • You are eager to be a part of multi-disciplinary teams
  • You take initiative to use all available resources to tackle a problem


At Octiva you’ll become part of an innovative, challenging work environment with an entrepreneurial atmosphere. Our organization culture is Teal, meaning that we focus very strongly on self-management, wholeness and evolutionary purpose – therefore it is important that you align with our purpose: being an innovator, collaborating with organizations world-wide to create disruptive solutions that help to use earth’s resources in a sustainable way. Since we are a young company the opportunities are ample. We will give you the training you require to further develop your expertise and knowledge.


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