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Expert Cutting Tools (m/f/d)

Do you enjoy working in the R&D area? 
In this role you are responsible for the development of the various in-house cutting tests with results, which reflect the test results of our world-wide customers. In addition, you manage internal and external projects with customers and universities.

Reporting Line: R&D Team Manager
Location: Balzers, Liechtenstein

Your Responsibilities

  • In this role you are part of our product development team for Industrial Solutions, focusing on cutting tools
  • You are responsible for the development of the various in-house cutting tests with results, which reflect the test results of our world-wide customers
  • Collaborating with R&D project managers, with Sales department and with customers
  • You plan development, improvement, optimization, and correlation of the internal cutting tests used to assess the performance of new coatings and show the benefits to our customers
  • Short- & long-term smart planning of the internal cutting tests in the most efficient way
  • Providing technical support regarding cutting tools related subjects and understanding of the wear mechanisms of tools
  • Applying cutting tests on the non-cutting-tools related applications, such as forming tools and precision components

Your Profile

  • You have preferably a PhD in the general machining and ideally you have at least 7 years of work experience in the cutting tool industry
  • This position is also open for PhD/Masters (at least master’s degree) graduates with R&D experience in cutting tools industry
  • Strong hands-on experience in the development of numerous cutting tests in both research and industrial environments
  • In depth knowledge of cutting processes, cutting tools, work piece materials, wear mechanisms and their root causes
  • Thanks to your strong communication skills you can transfer your knowledge to different management levels with different background
  • You gained experience in project management and project planning in the industrial environment
  • You are a quick learner, have an independent and pro-active working style and you are an excellent team-player
  • Ability to travel globally up to 20%
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is a must, at least German business proficiency

We offer

  • Challenging global environment with a well-equipped cutting lab with state-of-the-art technology where you can bring in your expertise, your ideas, and your drive to further develop our coatings
  • Potential for future development
  • A competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package
  • The professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements

Can you identify with this position and are you looking for a new challenge? Then we are looking forward to meeting you! Please apply online. 
If you have any questions, please contact

Yvonne Cantarella
Talent Acquisition Specialist  
+ 49 (0) 6142 6033 282

About us

Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world’s leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries.
Oerlikon Balzers operates a dynamically growing network of more than 110 coating centres in 36 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Oerlikon Balzers is – together with Oerlikon Metco and Oerlikon AM – part of the Surface Solutions Segment of the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group.*CA