R&D Technician - Full Time - Oberwinterthur, Switzerland


At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable.


Join our Strategy & Technologies team within Chemtech division in Switzerland as R&D Technician Bio-polymers to help us take the bio-polymers' and bio-monomers' development to the next level. 


In this role you will be accountable for:

  • Support R&D engineers in the commissioning of R&D pilot plants for the production of bio-polymers and bio-monomers.
  • Participate to continuous trials of the pilot plants operating in shifts (around 10 days per month)
  • Support R&D engineers in the improvement and preparation and pilot plants
  • Be responsible for the order and maintenance of pilot plant equipment
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of safety in the piloting facilities


To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Technical background as a chemical production technician 
  • Practical experience on field with chemical plants and ideally pilot plants 
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic R&D environment
  • Experience in safe operation practices
  • Good user skills in MS-Office
  • Good knowledge of English (German is a plus)
  • Team player and outgoing personality with a precise way of working


Your benefits: 

  • 25 days holidays
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-site car parking
  • Access to a wide range of discounts on Everyday Shopping, Entertainment and Lifestyle
  • Long service awards


Location: We are based in Oberwinterthur.


No visa or work permit support can be provided for this role.


Have a question about the role? Reach out to Kitti Szekeres. We are looking forward to hearing from you!



Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

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About us

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering. We specialize in pumping, agitation, mixing, separation and application technologies for fluids of all types. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality and from our responsive network of 180 world-class production facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2022, our 13’800 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com


The Chemtech division is the global market leader in innovative mass transfer, static mixing and polymer solutions for petrochemicals, refining and LNG. Chemtech is also leading the way in ecological solutions such as biopolymers as well as textile and plastic recycling, contributing to a circular economy. Our product offering ranges from technology licensing to process components all the way to complete separation process plants. Customer support ranges from engineering and field services to tray and packing installation, tower maintenance, welding and plant turnaround projects – ensuring minimal downtime.


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