Head of FEM-Simulation and Engineering Services Plastics (m/f/d)

Georg Fischer


Head of FEM-Simulation and Engineering Services Plastics (m/f/d)

Head of FEM-Simulation and Engineering Services Plastics (m/f/d)


Switzerland, Schaffhausen

At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people's lives around the globe.

The computer-aided engineering (CAE) department is part of the global GF Technology Center supporting various internal stakeholders and customers with simulation results suggesting solutions. Our CAE work covers three key areas such as for products (e.g. mechanical, flow, and condensation simulation), injection molding (e.g. mold filling, cooling/shrinkage phase, process parameter analysis), and installations design for complete piping systems (expansion/contraction, fix points, etc.). The team consists of four simulation engineers and several external service providers. In addition, the team executes pilot projects to implement modern data analysis methods (statistical, regressions, and AI), especially in production.

You will work in an international environment and interdisciplinary teams in close contact with R&D, manufacturing, and external service providers.

Your tasks:

  • Management of the department "Simulation and Engineering Services"

  • Consulting internal customers globally and developing new solutions for piping systems

  • Managing and enhancing networks and possible cooperation with external research and engineering bodies

  • Evaluating modern data analysis methods to enhance products and production

  • Management of applied research projects/feasibility studies

  • Be part of teams working globally

Your profile:

  • A technical Master's degree preferred in plastic technology or plastics processing or equivalent

  • At least 3 - 5 years of experience in using typical CAE software and in CAE analysis, with plastic products (is a must)

  • Experience with modern data analysis methods and their implementation

  • Project management skills on a technical level

  • Ideally first experience in team leadership

  • English and German language skills on a high professional level


Clear vision and purpose
"We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.

Sustainability and innovation focus
We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.

Excellent learning tools
At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.

Great career opportunities
GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.

Employee Counceling
The independent employee counseling service at GF is available to all employees for both private and professional concerns.

Flexible working conditions
Wherever possible we offer flexible working hours as well as the possibility to work remotely.

Free parking
We provide free parking spaces for all employees.

Very attractive pension scheme
GF offers all employees an excellent pension plan.

Your contact

René Paparusso

Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 52 631 37 86

Ebnatstrasse 111

8201 Schaffhausen


Who we are

GF Piping Systems is the world's leading supplier of piping systems. We enable the safe and sustainable transport of fluids. Our business is driven by industry-leading sustainability levels, innovation through digital solutions and investment in a culture based on performance, learning and caring.

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  • Georg Fischer