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Our company has a single mission: to help make the world a better place through innovative technologies, products and services.

Our innovative teams craft market-leading, high-tech solutions for expanding markets in automotive, aerospace, energy, tooling and additive manufacturing. The success of our business depends on the passion and skills of our people. A company makes innovative products, but people drive innovation.

Why join Oerlikon? We’re changing the world through our passion for people and technology. From digitization and energy efficiency to transportation and production, we engineer solutions for the future!



We are proud to be ranked among the top 800 on the Forbes World's Best Employers list. This is a recognition of all efforts of all Oerlikon colleagues who have contributed to making our company a great place to work. Thank you! We take this result as an inspiration to continue our journey!
Forbes, together with Statista, conducted a wide-scaled survey among 150,000 workers across 57 countries. Participants were asked how actively they would recommend their employers to friends and family and how they would rank other employers in their respective industries.

Our culture

Our culture

Every day, we work to get one step closer to the world of tomorrow. Our four core values guide us in all our activities and are the foundation of our ability to develop new technologies and put them on the market. Those values are integrity, team spirit, excellence and innovation.

We work diligently to put our core values into practice, they are the key to our success!


We earn our customers’ trust through our reliability, respect and consistent adherence to the highest ethical standards. Everything we build, we build on trust. Trust lays the groundwork for developing solutions and making progress together.

Team Spirit

We can only achieve our goals together. We inspire each other by being open-minded and sharing our ideas, because the unique characteristics of every member of our team are what makes our collaboration so valuable.


We set for ourselves the highest standards. Dedicated experts and innovative technologies help us achieve top-quality products and services. At the same time, we are always carefully reviewing our own performance to ensure that we continue to develop further.


The idea that makes a difference can come from anyone and anywhere in our organization. That is why we encourage our employees’ practical creativity, spirit of discovery and willingness to take intelligent risks.

What we offer

The far-reaching impact of our activities are what makes each Oerlikon employee’s contribution so incredibly important!

Aside from a dynamic global culture and leading market position, we are proud to offer our people development opportunities and encourage them to reach beyond current possibilities to drive true innovation in technology.  Our competitive advantage runs much deeper than our technology, service and prior successes. We proudly view our diversity as a key factor in our ability to succeed.  This includes not only tangible differences, but differences in our beliefs.  This diversity and the way we integrate it, along with respect and open communication, lay the groundwork for innovation and success.

We do not just strive for diversity, we successfully benefit from it. Our goal is to foster our employees’ personal strengths and get them thinking about their future. We believe that the personal satisfaction of our employees hinges on advancement in career, education and work-life balance.  We believe in appropriate, fair pay for your dedication and hard work.  Our compensation system offers competitive base salaries and attractive bonuses.

We continuously monitor the markets that are relevant for Oerlikon in order to offer competitive, fair compensation packages. Within the company, we use a performance review process to ensure that all employees receive fair pay. This way, we reward outstanding performance and encourage an entrepreneurial attitude toward opportunities and risks.


Marc Honsell

Marc Honsell

Talent Acquisition, EMEA

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