Research Engineer in the Materials Department (m/f/x)

Schaan, Liechtenstein
Reference No: WD-0008862

What's the role?

Metallography is a key supporting activity for our R&D projects, business units and production plants. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for the technical tasks around the metallography activities and root cause analysis in failure investigations.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

As Research Engineer in our metallography laboratory you are part of the materials research group. You will work closely with our material experts, project managers and product developers, and you will support them with your expertise on material science, metallography and root cause analysis in failure investigations, with steel being the main material of our investigations. You will be responsible for material investigations (e.g. sample preparation, metallography tests, and results documentation). You will be the person who will do precise work and support in engineering questions in research and technical projects. Effective technical communication as well as the comprehensible documentation of your work is a key factor in your job. We are looking for a self-responsible person who can help manage of our state-of-the-art metallography lab in the acquisition, calibration and maintenance of the equipment. You should look for continuously improvements of our laboratory methodologies and bring new testing plans for potential causes of failures in our wide range of products and applications.

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What do we offer?

We offer you a unique place to work, where you are part of a creative and diverse team. We give you many opportunities to develop yourself and we will support you in shaping your individual career path. Join our positive team spirit!

Our Headquarters is located in Schaan, in the beautiful and mountainous Rhine Valley. We offer state-of-the art office spaces, a staff restaurant with a variety of healthy food, coffee corners, an in-house gym with a relaxation room and so much more. Additionally, Hilti e-bikes are readily available for you to use free of charge! It is in close vicinity to a direct train stop for easy commuting to the Swiss and Austrian borders.
We want you to work your best and offers such as flexible working/part time arrangements, free parking slots and day care for your children are just some of the ways we do that.

Why should you apply?

You will have a key role in the development of a highly innovative, promising technology within our R&D team that allows you to contribute and further develop both, your engineering expertise and your interpersonal skills.

What you need is:

  • Technical degree in material science with the focus on metallography or ‘Metallograf / Technischer Assistant für Metallografie und Werkstoffkunde’
  • Proven metallography experience (min. 2 years): prepared test specimens, fractography-microscopy techniques (stereo/optical microscopes, SEM, etc.), mechanical testing
  • Proven experience with root cause analysis in failure investigations
  • Good communication skills: daily liaison with customers, project managers and product developer
  • Bring new ideas to improve current laboratory processes and good predisposition to work in an international team.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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