Experienced Coating Process Engineer

Swatch Group Research & Development

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Experienced Coating Process Engineer

Introduction de la société

The Swatch Group ( is the world first watch manufacturer. Its well-known watch brands cover all price segments all over the world. Its strength is the vertical integration and its ability to do all key fabrication steps in-house from raw materials to finalized mechanical and electronic watches.


As the central corporate research lab our mission is to be always at the forefront of the technology evolutions. This is achieved by in-house R&D activities in various domains, as well as collaborations with external research institutions and universities.


For our growing coating activities in 2074 Marin in Switzerland we are looking for an


Experienced Coating Process Engineer


You will be an active and initiative part of a small motivated team developing innovative vacuum based coating processes for new products and applications.

Description du poste

  • Technology scouting and early identification of the latest trends in R&D of coating technologies.
  • Definition, evaluation and implementation of new technologies and processes beneficial for The Swatch Group.
  • Independently define and manage R&D projects internally as well as with external partners to achieve fixed objectives.
  • Conceive robust vacuum based coating processes.
  • Realization and characterization of the coated parts.
  • Documentation of developed solutions.
  • Give expertise for equipment, processes and characterization to sister companies.


  • Academic education in physics, physical chemistry or material science or equivalent.
  • 3 years of experience in coating technology in industry or equivalent.

Compétences requises

  • Profound understanding of plasma physics and vacuum based coating technologies.
  • Expertise in material science and surface chemistry and physics.
  • Hands-on experience with vacuum systems, PVD, PECVD, wet and dry etching.
  • Hands-on experience with material and process characterization techniques.
  • Habitude of taking initiative and of working independently.
  • Analytical thinking and capacity of oral and written synthesis.
  • Strong motivation to take an active part in a multidisciplinary and international team for continuous improvement and innovation.


  • The candidate should be, or willing to become fluent in oral French (which is the main social language at work).
  • Good oral and written English is a must for our scientific and engineering environment, as well as participation in international workshops, trainings and collaborations.
  • German is an asset to take full advantage of our unique position in the center of Europe and at the language border between German and French science communities.

Lieu de travail

2074 Marin

Personne de contact

V. Cuenoud

Sors 3 2074 Marin-Epagnier