Develop a Sustainable Waste Sorting Bin R&D

Be a innovation engineer at PLAEX Technologies!


“Imagine a world where all the waste that is produced is reliably identified, sorted, and recycled.” PLAEX Technologies B.V. is a multiple award-winning, sustainability-focused technology company. We create smart recycling bins that automatically sort waste using Artificial Intelligence and waste identification technologies, providing consumers with valuable waste insights. Our mission is to significantly contribute to the global efforts in building and maintaining a circular economy, reducing waste, and combating pollution. Remember: It is not complex, it's PLAEX.

Problem Statement  

PLAEX is constantly advancing its technology and seeking to expand its research and development efforts. We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate student or recent graduate who is excited about sustainability, robotics, and AI, and enjoys hands-on tinkering.


Assignment Description  

You will be responsible for researching innovative solutions for waste sorting, experimenting with new techniques, 3D printing prototypes, and assembling hardware and circuitry. In essence, we need someone with experience in product design, development, and manufacturing to contribute to the ongoing development of GARBY, our smart garbage bin. Your main focus will be improving the hardware by engaging in various R&D activities within the company.



-Must be based in or near Enschede 

-Currently studying or recently completed at least a bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechatronic, Robotics Engineering, or a related field.


Required Skills and Experience

- Circuit board soldering

- Robotic hardware assembly

- Arduino/Raspberry Pi programming (C++, bash, Python)

- Experience with 3D printing and/or Advanced Manufacturing


Preferred Skills

- CAD Design (SolidWorks)

- PCB Design (EasyEDA)

- Hardware debugging

- Electrical plugging

- Prototyping


Additional Attributes

- A strong willingness to learn by doing

- Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

- Unique perspectives with the ability to articulate them

- Fluency in English


What We Offer

- Flexible schedule

- Freedom to occasionally work from home

- Hands-on learning opportunities

- Practical application of your knowledge

- Professional skill-building opportunities

- Networking opportunities through company events and activities

- Support for delivering optimal value

- Impactful and meaningful work

- Recommendations and references based on performance

- Internship completion certification based on performance

- A collaborative and enjoyable startup environment


Start Date

As soon as available

We look forward to welcoming someone who is eager to make a difference in the field of sustainable technology. If you are passionate about driving change and innovation, apply now and let's make a difference together!


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