VAT Vakuumventile AG

Wir entwickeln und produzieren Vakuumventile und sind mit einem Marktanteil von 40 % Weltmarktführer. Für die Herstellung von Hightech-Produkten ist heute immer öfter eine gute Vakuumumgebung erforderlich, und wir liefern Komponenten dazu. Vakuumtechnik wird vor allem in folgenden Bereichen eingesetzt: Halbleiterherstellung, Flachbildschirme, Beschichtungen, ...

Die VAT-Vision: Dank Innovation, Effizienz und Zielstrebigkeit unsere weltweite Marktführerschaft verteidigen und ausbauen. Mitglied des VAT-Teams zu sein heisst, seine Fähigkeiten in einem dynamischen High-Tech Unternehmen ein- und umzusetzen. 
Ein Team von Leadern. 
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Stellentyp: Vollzeit

VAT is the global leader in the development and manufacture of vacuum valves, modules, bellows, and related services for the semiconductor and vacuum coating industries as well as for the research sector.  The company employs about 1.800 people worldwide and is headquartered in Switzerland.  Production and assembly takes place in plants in Switzerland, Romania, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Head of Technology Development – Nano-contamination, Semiconductor and IOT-Applications

  • Lead a team of experienced and highly qualified engineers and scientists within the R&D team
  • Define and implement the worldwide technology strategy for nanoparticle measurement, contamination control and IOT (internet of things) technologies in close cooperation with our Business Units
  • Develop, improve and implement high end cleaning technologies
  • Fulfill the industry requirements in terms of particle reduction of vacuum components 
  • Enable IOT technologies for our products and develop proven benefits for our customers
  • Analyze and understand the technology trends and applications with respect to semiconductor processes, contamination control and IOT
  • Further develop the external R&D network
  • Analyze the market needs outside today’s business with respect to new opportunities
  • Lead international R&D projects

You have a Master’s degree in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering or related field with strong experience in semiconductor processes, vacuum science, contamination control, nanoparticle detection and IOT - technologies plus 3 to 5 years of professional experience in an international environment. A PhD would be beneficial. 
You have proven experience in project management in an international environment.  You have proven skills in developing and implementing new technologies into a high-tech environment.  You have an excellent knowledge of the vacuum / semiconductor industry.
Personally you will fit well into our corporate culture and the international matrix organization if you are a hands-on manager who can effectively lead, motivate and drive a small high-caliber team. You enjoy working in an interdisciplinary mode and to cooperate across regions and functions.  You can prioritize requests with respect to urgency and importance.  Strong English and German language capabilities are required. Global travel to VAT’s customers and suppliers is required.

9469 Haag (Schweiz, Rheintal)

Michael Zickar
Phone +41 81 772 47 60
Head of Corporate Research and Development