Production Technology Engineer

Do you like to be on the cutting edge of innovation? If you’re motivated confident and looking to challenge yourself to be your best, then you’ve come to the right place! This is a role where you to showcase your skills inside and outside of the organization. You’ll work with a variety of customers to evaluate their needs and translate them into workable specifications and processes for your teammates. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring the final product is ready to meet our customer’s expectations before final shipping.  Come join a team where you’re treated like family, you can grow and learn strong core values from dedicated leaders focused on quality and excellence!


Elgin, US, 60123





The Production Technology Engineer is responsible for supporting all Centers in the implementation of Oerlikon Balzers(OB) Production Standards for equipment installation, operation and maintenance; standard processes, center layouts; product flows and new center construction, startup or closures.


         Your Responsibilities


  • Ensure implementation and adherence to OB Standards for plant layout; equipment  purchase, operation and maintenance; process standardization; Best Practice implementation
  • Perform technician training/mentoring services within Region as requested
  • Provide solutions/recommendations and support to Regional Centers for problems in areas such as product flow & bottlenecks; downtime; rare spare parts shortages working with BUS Corporate Service organization.
  • Assist PTT Manager in all facilities upkeep, repairs, maintenance, replacement of HVAC equipment; all support equipment such as compressors, water skids, cooling systems, blasters, strippers, etc; ensure building and grounds are maintained according to lease agreements and Oerlikon Balzers Standards; move, store or dispose of equipment as prescribed Management; participate in facility activities as it relates to construction, closure of a location.
  • Provide recommendations for energy/waste reduction through purchase of more efficient equipment.
  • Design solutions for improving equipment productivity and longevity.
  • Ensure Standard practices are followed/implemented in all locations
  • Train technicians in OB Standards
  • Ensure equipment and facilities are in good working order, well maintained and efficiently managed.
  • Apply state-of-the-art technical solutions improving operational performance
  • Willingness to frequently travel domestically and abroad
  • Responsibility to all non-Balzers coating  equipment; and all support equipment such as cleaning lines, blasting, stripping, air compressors, HVAC, etc.
  • Provide Service coverage on all equipment as necessary


          Your Profile


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering Degree; Experience substitutes
  • Technical Knowledge – Electrical degree, understand/read drawings, plumbing knowledge, mechanical knowledge
  • Experience working through manufacturing/ Production environment to working the production cycles to deliver products on time
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Engineering, Interpersonal and customer service-oriented skills
  • 75% Travel required


          We offer


  • Medical, Dental & Vison
  • Short and long Term Disability
  • Matching 401K
  • Perks at Work Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement & More



About us


Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.


Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).


Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  It is the policy of Oerlikon Balzers to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Balzers is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.


The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.


Sustainability is a living principle for Oerlikon. 



Unser Fokus liegt auf der Gewinnung talentierter, engagierter Menschen, die unsere Kernwerte teilen: Integrität, Teamgeist, Exzellenz und Innovation.  Wir schauen über blosse Qualifikationen hinaus und legen den Fokus auf Kompetenz und Potenziale.  Wir glauben auch, dass es bei der Vergütung darum geht, Menschen für ihre Arbeit gerecht zu bezahlen, ihnen aber auch Möglichkeiten aufzuzeigen. Unser Bewerbungsprozess ist objektiv und transparent gestaltet.

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Oerlikon ist ein Schweizer Unternehmen mit einer über 100-jährigen Tradition. Unsere Mitarbeitenden sind einer Vision verpflichtet: innovative industrielle Lösungen für ein besseres Leben zu entwickeln.

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Job Information

Published:  Oct 12, 2021
Job ID:  91819

Elgin, US, 60123

Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago