Head of Engineering (f/m/d)

Let’s make the world a better place one tasty bite at a time.
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We are Planted. After years of research, founded in July 2019 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich, it is our very aim to make the world better. With a revolutionary plan: Meat from plants.

Planted is more than a delicious product – it’s also an attitude. We want to radically change the way people consume and perceive meat. And to trigger a switch from eating animal- to plant-based proteins.

We are making a change. Not only because we can. But because we have to. Do you want to be a part of it? As Head of Engineering you will be responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of new machines, processes and manufacturing-related software at Planted.


Your mission:

  • You derive and align the engineering goals to the overall business strategy.
  • You lead, coach, and build a winning team of talented mechanical-, process-, automation-, prototype- and design engineers.
  • You develop new machines, machine parts and controls in close collaboration with the departments science, product development, quality and production to enable new food products.
  • You design, optimize and automize new manufacturing processes and scalable technologies that lead to increased efficiency, manufacturing & cost transparency, reduced down- and lead times and improved consumer satisfaction.
  • You drive industry 4.0 standards, create platforms to further drive scalability and build up software competence.
  • You prototype fast to derive critical process-structure-material property relationships and translate findings to new machines and technologies.
  • You ensure safety and usability of all machines, parts and software created.
  • You push new cutting-edge technologies by closely collaboration with universities and service providers.
  • You oversee maintenance and ensure that all machines and processes run smoothly.


  • are a self-driven person with a higher education (Master’s or PhD degree) in Mechanical-/Process-/Electrical- or Chemical-Engineering.
  • bring several years of professional experience and a strong track-record in engineering for manufacturing environments, in particular designing, optimizing and automizing machines and other hardware; software and controls skills are a strong plus.
  • have proven leadership, team working and team building skills.
  • are experienced in designing machines and processes for food/pharma, CAX-applications, sensor technologies and industry 4.0 standards.
  • are a strong project managemer with analytical skills, talented in smart process design, eager to deliver great costumer experiences.
  • have a creative and problem-solving attitude, are team player and responsibility taker with a “hands-on” approach.
  • are vsionary for the future of food and how engineering enables it.
  • have excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and German and target group-oriented communication at all levels.
  • have a valid work permit for Switzerland.

If you have any questions, please contact julia@eatplanted.com.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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