Signode Switzerland GmbH
Silbernstrasse 14
8953 Dietikon

With more than 80 manufacturing facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Signode is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of packaging consumables, tools, software and equipment that optimize the end-of-line packaging process and protect products during transit. Signode brings this extensive product portfolio together under hundreds of trusted brands to offer customers complete packaging solutions for transit. In Switzerland, Signode is represented by a sales organization as well as several production facilities.

Mechanical Engineer Research, IRD (Innovation, Research & Development) m/w/d 100%

Work location: Dietikon, Switzerland

Target & Purpose of the position:

  • NPD (new product development) -> Design and Development of new Automatic Strapping Tools and Machines
  • Further development and standardization of the strapping products and subsystems in consideration of the latest product methods and technologies


Key responsibilities:

This will be a wide and varied role, but these are some of the tasks you can expect:

  • Research Engineer will be responsible for the Design of the Automation Strapping Tools/Machines and Subsystems etc.
  • Innovative development of subsystems or series products; From the idea ... to the finished product.
  • Define and implement technical market clarifications
  • Designing and Supporting of the HMI system as per the requirement.
  • Knowledge of the new technology, mechanic, material, process etc.
  • Control system and motion Control system for our Packaging Machines
  • Execute and responsible for functional and prototype test in cooperation with other departments, compile and prepare the results
  • Product optimization during the IRD process
  • Support of the product managers in respect to the product optimization / finding solutions
  • Conduct and lead project meetings, prepare the meeting documents and write protocols
  • Lead the projects by example, conviction and assertiveness and with sensitivity 
  • Responsibility to track cost and achieve targeted cost on development projects
  • Customer visits to track and monitor performance of products during development phase
  • Collaboration in special IRD projects

What we’re looking for:

  • Education: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanic & Engineering from a reputed University
  • Language skills:German, English
  • Training in design, mechatronic or automation with further education at a higher technical college HF or a university of applied sciences FH in systems engineering or mechanical engineering with corresponding specialization.
  • Industry Experience of 3 - 10 years in similar kind of Automation Projects or Systems
  • Work Experience with 3D-Solid Works / CREO CAD systems
  • Technical Experience
  • Willingness for occasional business travel


Personal Attributes:

  • Systematic work behaviour and team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Assertiveness, Initiative

Why Work for Signode?

Signode is a global market leader for industrial packaging and provides solutions to protect, secure, simplify and streamline the bulk transportation of goods. We develop, produce and market consumables and equipment worldwide and are proud of our recognized industry brands.

We’re a business who care and value our people and we’re looking for a person to fill this role to help make us even better. We’re also going through a lot of change meaning this is an exciting time and a great opportunity for someone with the experiences we’re looking for.

This is an exciting role where you’ll make a positive difference to our business on a daily basis. Although primarily focused on Europe, you’ll be speaking to people from across different parts of European region with opportunities to support IRD global! This is a great opportunity for someone looking to develop themselves but also working within a team to help develop our team.

If the role excites you and you feel you meet the requirements of this role, we look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: Manuel HeinzerHR Manager / HR Business Partner ATP Europe