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Working at Oerlikon

At Oerlikon we collaborate daily to innovate and build solutions that benefit our customers. Their success helps all our stakeholders and positively affects the environment and society.

Let's build the future together!

What we offer

The far-reaching impact of our activities is 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 to think about their future. We believe that the personal satisfaction of our employees hinges on advancement in career, education, and work-life balance. 
  • We continuously monitor the markets that are relevant for Oerlikon 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.

The choice is yours!

The Oerlikon Group is structured in two divisions: Surface Solutions (materials and surface solutions) and Polymer Processing Solutions (production technologies for synthetic fibers and polycondensation systems).

With their high-tech applications, both divisions are targeted at growth markets such as the automotive industry, aerospace, energy, the tooling industry, and additive manufacturing (3-D printing). Each division provides its technologies and services under well-established brand names, and pursues strategies based on the needs and requirements of the respective markets.

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I joined Oerlikon in 2014 and started working for the Group strategy in HQ in Switzerland. In 2021 I relocated to Germany to start working as a strategist for Oerlikon digital business and initiatives. Since then, I have grown to the role of Senior Manager Digital Strategy. Although such changes are always challenging, it was so exciting that Oerlikon offers such career advancement opportunities, global horizon, and mobility for young talents.

- Jane Cao, Senior Manager Digital Strategy

Work that matters

Work that matters

Our team has unique sense of unity. In addition to fostering an environment of respectful cooperation, we make the rationale behind choices and duties apparent. 

We urge people to come up with original solutions. By doing this, we sustain a wide perspective and serve as models for others.

It is now almost 7 years with Oerlikon and from the day I joined I’ve been given the opportunity to nurture my professional career by finding a role in the company that suits my interests and abilities. Being a Metallurgist in the Customer Solution Center Team there have been lots of opportunities for me to work on different projects with a variety of business aspects. During this journey, exciting responsibilities and challenges inspired me to develop and learn new skills and abilities. Proud to be a part of the Oerlikon global family and appreciate the opportunity to realize my full potential within a cooperative and encouraging working culture. Oerlikon is a wonderful place to work!”

- Kumar Nanaware, Technologist Customer Solutions Centre

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