Automation Engineer Trainee, SGIE Visp

Switzerland, Visp

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza in Visp is looking for a Trainee (m/f/d) for Automation Engineeri within our SGIE organization (Strategic Growth and Investment Engineering). The Trainee works in an Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls (EI&C) project team to support in the field of process and building automation in the current capital projects in Visp.

You will actively participate in system automation, qualification, start-up, and on-going operation for hardware, system software & application software. Automation systems to be supported include custom Delta V distributed control systems (DCS) as well as programmable logic controllers (PLC) and supervisory control & data acquisition (SCADA) systems.


During two years the Trainee will gain a broad perspective within SGIE. The assignment of responsibilities and projects depends on current business needs and on the Trainee’s skills and interests.

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in the EI&C engineering of current capital projects

  • Engineering team of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

  • Preparing regulatory filing input to cGMP documentation

  • Identify, recommend and implement “system” improvements in design, documentation, training, and parts procurement.

  • Scope development and basis of design

  • Vendor selection

  • System and field device evaluation and test

Key requirements:

  • Dipl. Ing. / M. Sc. / B. Sc.) or equivalent in electrical -, automation or process engineering

  • Electrical and/or Automation engineering skills

  • Wish to develop this knowledge in the EI&C fields

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Fluency in German and English is required

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R45700
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