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Process specialist / Shift Supervisor (m/f)

Process specialist / Shift Supervisor (m/f)


  • Provides technical support for development of new or supporting existing processes and applications development
  • Leads the second shift of the thermal spray coating process current production series.
  • Preparation of technical reports including quotations, work plans, project documentation, coating specifications and QA documentation
  • Planning, coordination and execution of coating trials and campaigns
  • Analyses lab results and run data, compiles the final report and makes recommendations
  • Performs extended on-site know-how transfers, system acceptances, training sessions and customer support projects
  • Traveling to visit or customers when required.
  • Routine work is performed with minimal supervision
  • Preparation and development / industrialization process lead from shop floor level, development stages monitoring and reporting

We expect

  • Ability to work safely with various processing equipment, chemicals and raw production materials
  • Able to accurately read and follow detailed equipment operating and product process specific instructions
  • Good computer skills, ability to accurately record process parameters, strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to handle delicate hardware
  • Willingness to learn new skills and work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Good command of English (level B2), German (level C1) and Italian
  • Basic understanding of the Thermal spraying process is a plus

We offer

  • A challenging position with potential for futuredevelopment
  • Ability to learn and to exercise individual initiative
  • A variety of career opportunities within our successful international industrial corporation

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 Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and components. Operating a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific, Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power generation, automotive, oil & gas, industrial and other specialized markets. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team.