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Head of Laboratory (f/m) Advanced Surface Center

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Date: Feb 20, 2021

Location: Schattdorf, CH

Company: Datwyler

Dätwyler focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, oil & gas and food & beverage. We are constantly looking for talented and highly qualified employees at all levels of the company. Dätwyler offers the opportunity to dive into exciting industries and be part of a highly respected brand. From manufacturing employees to customer advisors, from technology experts to development engineers, from China to Mexico: at Daetwyler, our employees experience diversity that only an international company can offer. We do everything we can to help our talents reach their full potential - both on a professional and personal level. Our working environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: We are entrepreneurs, we create value for our clients, we strive for excellence and we treat each other with respect. With over 20 operating companies, sales in over 100 countries and 7,000 employees, Dätwyler generates annual revenue of more than CHF 1,000 million.


Are you interested in a dynamic and international work environment? Then you are exactly right for us! Be part of our team and make a contribution to the development of the company, and of the employees every day.


We are currently building a state-of-the-art Advanced Surface Center, which will feature an advanced modular application laboratory to develop surface treatments and a progressive surface analytics lab. For this new center, we are looking for a manager with strong leadership skills, creativity and scientific expertise.


Head of Laboratory (f/m)

Advanced Surface Center


We offer you the opportunity to implement and expand your innovative ideas in a specialized, future-oriented company. This position enables you to work with our different departments and external partners. An industry-standard salary, a comprehensive onboarding program, diverse and tailor-made training opportunities, a colourful and dedicated team with exciting tasks are just some of the benefits we offer you!

Your responsibilities


  • Test and develop new surface technologies and analytical methods for characterization of multi-component systems
  • Analytical work in the field of rubber, food and beverage raw materials, compounds as well as final articles/products
  • Review, validation and optimization of applied analytical methods and implementation of requirements from different quality management systems
  • Methodical failure analysis as well as Preparation of internal and external compliance statements
  • Communication with external laboratories, test institutes and consultants
  • Evaluation and interpretation of analytical results together with our highly experienced development team

Our requirements 


  • Profound knowledge in analytical chemistry (master’s/bachelor’s degree in chemistry or physics)
  • Profound knowledge and practical experience in instrumental analytics (FT-IR, DSC, TGA, SEM-EDX, RPA, DMA)
  • Strong leadership skills to drive the laboratory towards scientific excellence
  • Ability to respectfully and productively manage as well as interact with all levels of colleagues and external contacts
  • Ability to design and coordinate projects
  • Very good communication skills in German (level C1) and English (level B2)

Ready to start? Then apply directly via the "Apply now" button! Mr. Marko Colic (Manager Human Resources) and the recruiting team are looking forward to get to know you and are available for further questions by email (marko.colic@datwyler.com) or by phone (+41 41 875 13 50).


We offer a diverse and global work environment. 
As an internationally operating company, Daetwyler offers a wide range of job profiles and career opportunities. We encourage ambitious people who approach their work with commitment and enthusiasm to grow and exceed themselves. This gives every employee the opportunity to directly influence his or her work. At Daetwyler, we empower our employees to put their talents into a global context and to develop them continuously over time. That is why our employees are at the heart of Daetwyler - we treat each other with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual appreciation is our top priority.