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Mechanical Engineer R&D

Mechanical Engineer R&D

We look for a Mechanical Designer for the development, purchase and prototype testing of coating technology components. Together in a team of four, you will develop demanding technology solutions and transfer them into our product solutions.

You will report to the Head of Source Laboratory Research and be located in Balzers, Liechtenstein.


  • Design of coating sources ( PVD) and associated components
  • Simulations (mechanics, thermal, magnetics)
  • Interface to equipment engineering and life cycle management
  • Control the purchase and production of prototypes
  • Collaborate in testing and problems solving

We expect

  • Technical education such as TU, FH with focus on mechanical design
  • Work experience, preferred in Vacuum or coating industry
  • Knowledge in materials properties is required
  • Very good skills in CAD INVENTOR
  • Practical and theoretical oriented personality with an innovative mind-set
  • Excellent communication skills in an international environment
  • Fluent communication skills in German and English

HR contact person

Parthena Lafasanidis +423 388 61 17

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

The Surface Solutions Segment of the Oerlikon Group includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. The Segment operates more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centres in 37 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people.
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 100 coating centres in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.