Process & Equipment Engineer for the Grating Team

Do you want to develop new technologies that make a difference in the world? And do you thrive in a collaborative and empowered work environment, where you are responsible for your own work?

At Ibsen Photonics in Farum, we have gathered a team of experienced and highly motivated employees. We have been recognized as a high-growth Gazelle company twice – and our growth continues in 2021.

Ibsen is a leading manufacturer of optical diffraction gratings and spectrometers.

Our core technology is optical diffraction gratings. We supply gratings to companies and research institutions worldwide and build them into compact spectrometer modules for use in medical and pharmaceutical instruments, wind turbines, and many other applications.

Join our engineering team in developing new technologies to support our grating production.

As Process & Equipment Engineer you will be part of our grating team, working with the design and production of transmission gratings in our class 10 cleanroom. We work with prototypes, pilot series, and high volume production, and we achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications in 2018.

Your main responsibility will be to lead technology projects e.g. specify new equipment for new or improved processes, source it at the best supplier, and ramp up the equipment when installed at Ibsen Photonics. The grating team currently consists of 10 engineers and 14 technicians and you will have direct reference to VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Lars Bo Madsen.

”We are a team of technical specialists. We strive to be the best in our field, constantly challenging and developing our technology and capabilities. We work in a dynamic environment, where we embrace diversity.” – Lars Bo Madsen

Customer needs are key

Your mission will be to enable efficient manufacturing processes by specifying equipment that allows us to ensure a high and consistent quality of our products, and to increase our production capacity to keep up with increasing demand from our international customer base.

The position is new, and we hope you will help us shape and form it to add maximum value.

You can look forward to:

  • developing process concepts and equipment design in collaboration with your colleagues
  • identifying, visiting and evaluating external suppliers/partners
  • specifying and building/commissioning new equipment for robust production, potentially in collaboration with external partners
  • facilitating test and validation of new equipment and processes, and releasing these for production
  • qualifying and validating critical processes in collaboration with QA and production, and maintaining documentation in close collaboration with your colleagues

”We are all committed to building a viable business based on creating value for our customers. When we make mistakes, we learn from them and inform our customers of potential implications. We believe this builds strong long term relationships with our customers.” – Lars Bo Madsen

Competent and motivated engineer

We are looking for a technically experienced and highly competent colleague, skilled with numbers and data analysis. You have professional pride, insisting on the quality of your work and continuously upgrading your competencies, and you know how to structure your work in a complex environment.

  • You hold an engineering degree, preferably in optics or nanotechnology
  • You have a solid understanding of innovation, production processes, and quality assurance
  • You have specific experience within specifying, commissioning and ramping-up equipment
  • You are solution driven and able to navigate and prioritise complex challenges
  • You have a strong drive, and want to make a difference
  • You speak and write English, preferred also Danish

It is an advantage if you have experience from complex production processes in our industry – ideally within our specific processes – and you are used to documenting your work.

”We are still a small company, but we have very clear ethical values – both in terms of how we manage the company, and how we interact with each other. It is extremely important for us to hire the right people.” – Lars Bo Madsen


If you believe you are the right candidate for the position, please send your application and CV to Lenette Stenholt Nielsen by e-mail: If you want to hear more about the position please do not hesitate to contact Lars Bo Madsen, VP Manufacturing & Supply Chain, on +45 4434 7005 or by e-mail:

You apply for the position by sending your application and CV today. We want to fill the position as soon as possible but will wait for the right candidate to become available.

We look forward to hearing from you.


At Ibsen Photonics we focus on our customers. We have ambitious growth plans and we have realized a yearly growth rate of 30% from 2014 to 2020. We work actively with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and strive to make our business fully sustainable.

You will join a company that employs 75 people at our facility in Farum, and sold for 124 MDKK in 2020.Ibsen Photonics is majority owned by Foss A/S, a world leader in analytical solutions for the agricultural industry, with an annual turnover of 2 Billion DKK and more than 1.500 employees.