Vacancies Service Technician - Amherst, NY
Surface Solutions Segment | Amherst


Location:  Amherst NY

Title: Service Technician

Maintenance Technician with Electro-Mechanical experience repairing PVD machines

Looking for opportunities with a global, industry leader? Oerlikon Balzers is the leading global supplier of PVD coatings and other surface technologies that significantly improve the performance of precision components as well as metalworking and plastics processing tools.

The Service Technician is responsible for repair and maintenance of all process related and building support equipment with main focus on Oerlikon Balzers PVD coating equipment. This includes performing advanced troubleshooting, diagnostics and calibration of coating vessels. The Service Technician will be responsible for providing training and support as well as completing special projects as directed.



  • Minimize downtime through preventative maintenance procedures

  • Trouble shoot, diagnose and repair electrical and mechanical failures of equipment

  • Document all inspections, maintenance and repair work using reporting processes in Word, Excel, Access and Adobe

  • Provide training and assistance to other employees on equipment operation and maintenance

  • Manage supplies and spare parts inventory


We expect

  • Associates degree in Electrical or Electromechanical Technology is preferred.  Equivalent experience in vacuum technology may substitute

  • 2-5 years experience with operation and maintenance of equipment

  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude for machinery and test equipment

  • Strong proficiency reading schematics and blueprints

  • Working knowledge of computers and electronics is required as well as proficiency working with MS Office (i.e., MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

  • Good verbal, written, and oral communication skills are required

  • Strong customer-focus, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills are required

  • Must be willing to work over-time as required as well as travel 10% domestically and internationally if requested

  • Willingness to respond to emergency service calls is required


About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1,350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.



Advertised Since
Cecilia Vocke
Import as VCF

With your application you agree that your personal data for the purpose of personnel planning and the development of your career will be used by a third party employed by the OC Oerlikon Corporation. In line with the usage of these data access is granted for a third party outside the area of validity of the EG directive. We will take care that your rights according to EG guidelines will be granted within such a further use. Hereby we inform you that you have the right/request of information about the further use as well as about content and structuring of your personal data. You can recall your agreement at any time.

Contact us