Mechatronics Engineer


Reference: VA056

The Ocean Cleanup’s solution requires advanced, low-cost and smart electronic devices. Are you in sync with the latest on IoT applications or designing microcontroller-based projects in your spare time? In that case we would like to meet you, as we are hiring a Mechatronics Engineer.


  • Develop new sensing methods for measuring plastic
  • Build and improve in-house developed electronic devices based on open source hardware (such as GPS trackers)
  • Design and build a remote monitoring system for a plastic extraction system

Professional qualifications

  • BSc degree in Mechatronics or Mechanical/Electrical/Control Engineering
  • >1 year practical experience with small size electronics (design, soldering, programming, testing/debugging)
  • Preferably experience with Arduino or Raspberry Pi
  • Experience in writing and testing software such as C/C++ or  Matlab/Python
  • Theoretical knowledge on sensing techniques, both hardware and software

Personal qualifications

  • Creative problem-solver
  • Good communicator
  • Perform well in a challenging environment


Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to You can also use this email address to send questions regarding the position.