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Production Technology Engineer

Title:  Production Technology Engineer

Location: Elgin, IL

The objective of the Production Technology Engineer is to provide support to all Centers in the implementation of Oerlikon Balzers(OB) Production Standards for equipment installation, operation and maintenance; standard processes, center layouts; product flows and new center construction, startup or closures.


  • Ensure Standard practices are followed/implemented in all locations
  • Training technicians in OB Standards
  • Ensure equipment and facilities are in good working order, well maintained and efficiently managed.
  • Apply state-of-the-art technical solutions improving operational performance
  • Willingness to frequently travel domestically and abroad
  • Responsibility to all non-Balzers coating equipment; and all support equipment such as cleaning lines, blasting, stripping, air compressors, HVAC, etc.
  • Provide Service coverage on all equipment as necessary

We expect

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering Degree; Experience substitutes
  • Technical Knowledge – Electrical degree, understand/read drawings, plumbing knowledge, mechanical knowledge
  • Experience working through manufacturing/ Production environment to working the production cycles to deliver products on time
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Engineering, Interpersonal and customer service-oriented skills
  • 75% Travel 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 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

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).

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Balzers to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Balzers is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.