Multifaceted perspectives


You will primarily be supporting the design and development efforts of electron beam equipment.  Support may also expand to include Photovoltaic Thin-Film/Si, Glass, Web, Metal Strip, & EB-PVD Systems as necessary.

 In addition, you will have to carry out the following tasks: 

  • Independent design and modification of electrical equipment, mainly for vacuum coating systems and their assemblies with the respective tools (E-CAE systems) in compliance with the functional, economic, scheduling, and legal requirements and in accordance with the current state of the art and valid standards (IEC, NEC, UL, as region applicable); in coordination as a team member with the Electrical Design Engineering staff at the VON ARDENNE headquarters,
  • Creation of all necessary documentation for downstream processes, as well as for the installation of such equipment at the coating machine,
  • Supervision of production and assembly of the designed solutions
  • Developing control logic & power distribution schemes for system-wide operation of vacuum, material handling, metrology, and ancillary support equipment,
  • Conducting risk analysis and compliance validation, conformity tests and providing support for technical documentation,
  • Revision of electrical drawings after manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of equipment to specification and standards,
  • Collaboration on the patent protection of developed solutions,
  • Engineering support for commissioning of solutions, assemblies, and systems worldwide
  • Other duties as assigned
  • May travel up to 70%
Taking responsibility together


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, automation engineering, mechatronics, or related field
  • Experience in electrical design, e.g., with E-CAD tools like E³. series or EPLAN
  • Basic knowledge in applicable electrical standards (IEC, NEC, etc.) and CCC requirements
  • Ability to coordinate work between different suppliers and trades,
  • Profound understanding of the interactions between mechanical, electrical, and technological components and peripherals
  • Ability to work independently in a reliable, well-structured, and solution-oriented manner
  • Excellent communication skills and outstanding team spirit to work successfully in an international environment
  • Up to up to 70% travel (e.g., to attend training / meetings / customer visits / international)
  • Fluent English in speaking, writing, and reading. German is a plus
  • Maintains valid driver’s license, passport, and needed visas



  • Preferred experienced candidate (7-10 years) with demonstrated track record of successful design solutions in automated mechanical equipment systems and component design experience,
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or currently in pursuit of master’s degree and/or PE certificate.
  • Ideal candidate would possess knowledge of vacuum systems utilized in thin-film semiconductor PVD coating, e-beam, high-volume manufacturing, and development activities for automated deposition equipment, service, and operations.
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearances as Required

Company Paid STD/LTD

Company Paid Life Insurance

Paid Sick Time





401(k) with Company Match

Competitive Wages

Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your application, stating your period of notice. Please apply preferably online via our career portal on our website.

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For reasons of better readability, no gender-specific differentiation is made. Corresponding terms apply in principle to all genders for the purposes of equal treatment.

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