Research Engineer in the Metallography
What's the role?
Detailed analysis and characterization of components is a key supporting activity for our R&D projects, business units and production plants. These components comprise both metallographic samples from our tools and inserts (mostly steel based), as well as lithium-ion cells. 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 29,000 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 of steel components (tool parts, inserts, consumables). Furthermore, you will expand your analytical skills in performing lithium-ion cells analysis for our battery team. You will be responsible for material and component 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 and cell analysis 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.
What do we offer?
Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.
We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We screen everyone in the company in a yearly career performance matching process. It means we can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit and further our teams personally and professionally.
Additionally, we offer you a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits, these may include day care for your kids or a free in-house gym.
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 of steel components
- Proven metallography experience (min. 2 years): prepared test specimens, fractography-microscopy techniques (stereo/optical microscopes, SEM, etc.), mechanical testing
- First experience in the field of batteries is a plus
- Proven experience with root cause analysis in failure investigations
- Good communication skills: daily liaison with customers, project managers and product developer. All documentation should be done in English
- Bring new ideas to improve current laboratory processes and good predisposition to work in an international team