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Advanced Test Technician (100%)

Zurich, Switzerland
Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission is to enable rapid testing of new product ideas and concepts delivering reliable results to make continue, pivot or kill decision. Operate, monitor and plan test facilities to enable product development. 
  • You will operate existing test facilities and monitor their performance. 
  • You are responsible for executing test activities and prototypes in product development, including testing new hardware components, sorbent materials, and adsorption processes, ensuring reproducible results. 
  • Your assistance is crucial during the commissioning of both new and existing test facilities and prototypes. 
  • You must ensure that the quality of measurements and measurement data meets specified requirements. 
  • Your role includes enabling further data evaluation and maintaining a smooth information flow. 
  • You will work closely with other teams and departments and you will plan, build, or adjust and commission new test facilities. 
  • You will coordinate and monitor test operations, finding solutions to any problems that may arise. 
  • Your responsibility is to enable the fulfillment of testing requirements for product development. 
  • You will support optimizations to current test setups and ensure implementation post-approval. 
  • Your role involves the development and optimization of testing facilities. 
  • You are expected to suggest optimizations to current test setups and ensure implementation upon approval.

Your story

  • You hold a Technician (FH) in mechanical engineering or a related field and you bring practical experience and have at least 5 years of work experience in a similar position.
  • You possess hands-on experience in testing and prototyping, coupled with knowledge of testing process designs on a small and medium scale.
  • Your expertise includes understanding Thermo- and Fluid dynamics.
  • You demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a team, effectively coordinating work packages.
  • Your adaptability shines as you navigate situations with unknown or lacking information.
  • You have excellent communication and organizational skills, along with interdisciplinary team compatibility, characterize your professional approach.
  • You work independently with a reliable and structured approach, emphasizing quality awareness and a willingness to learn.
  • You are fluent both English and German and you are motivated to occasionally travel.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our career’s portal:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

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