SGIE Trainee - Project and Maintenance Engineer/Technician

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 our Project and Maintenance Engineering within our SGIE organization (Strategic Growth and Investment Engineering). The Trainee works in the process analytic (PA) team to support the chemists in the field of process analytics and automation in the current capital projects in Visp. The Trainee will also support the technicians in maintenance and troubleshooting of existing online/inline analytical systems

You will actively participate in start-up, qualification and maintenance of technologies like NIR, Raman and MS, Monitoring of oxygen level, toxic gases and explosive gases, Monitoring of offgas analytic, Online-TOC and -ozon, Online UV-photometry and many more.

You are working as part of an empowered team to achieve the project and maintenance mission, vision and goals through efficient and safe operation of analytical systems in manufacturing area. compliance with current good manufacturing processes and ensure maintenance is done in time (hands-on work in manufacturing area).


During two years you 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 PA engineering of current capital projects

  • Support chemists in current capital projects

  • System and field device calibration within maintenance

  • Performing IQ/OQ on chemists request

  • Plan and install new online/inline analytical systems in manufacturing area

  • Update/improve online/inline analytical systems in manufacturing area

Key requirements:

  • Lab technician / B. Sc. or equivalent degree in chemistry/chem. engineering (analytical scope)

  • Analytical chemistry skills

  • Strong communication (written/verbal) skills in German and English

  • Ability to communicate and work in a highly effective team environment

  • Wish to develop you knowledge in analytics out of the lab directly into the manufacturing area

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: R45801
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