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R&D Materials Engineer 100% (f/m/d)

  • Unbefristet
  • Vollzeit
  • Zürich

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Power your future.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Within the area of High Voltage Products, the Technology Center Switzerland is responsible – as part of a global development organization – for the development and optimization of products like Gas Insulated Switchgear, Generator Circuit Breakers, Surge Arresters, High Voltage Interrupter Chambers, Insulation Components as well as Control and Monitoring solutions. The materials team supports colleagues from throughout the business unit with advice on material selection, qualification, processing and failure analysis, to ensure the highest quality and best customer experience of our products. We are looking for a Materials Expert (m/f) with a broad background in materials characterization methods and manufacturing technologies. We offer a dynamic and inspiring R&D environment in close cooperation with other Hitachi ABB Power Grids R&D units, and self-determined work in a motivated and cross-disciplinary team with a wide range of experience and competences. We offer excellent opportunities for further career development, both nationally and internationally.

Your responsibilities
Materials selection, specification and qualification as part of product development projects in interdisciplinary teams between materials science, mechanical- and electrical engineering
Support our global quality and product care teams in root-cause analyses related to material failures
Close collaboration with scientists and engineers from Hitachi ABB Power Grids research, development centers and external laboratories around the world

Your background
Master’s degree or equivalent degree (university of applied science/university) in materials science or closely related subject
Experience in adjacent fields, for example in mechanical engineering or chemical engineering, or work experience in the electrical industry or in materials development is considered as a plus
Practical laboratory experience in materials characterization or materials processing
Team player with excellent communication skills
Fluency in English, basic German skills or willingness to learn German

More about us
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. Hitachi ABB Power Grids Switzerland Kim Hipwood Talent Acquisition

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