Senior R&D Engineer for Surge Arrester Technology

ABB Schweiz AG — Wettingen / Aargau / Switzerland
11.09.2019Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties100%

Senior R&D Engineer for Surge Arrester Technology

Location: Wettingen, Aargau, Switzerland
Job Function: Research and Development
Job Reference Code: CH69654415

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

We are offering for a dedicated Senior Research & Development Engineer the exciting opportunity of joining our team in our surge arrester factory in Wettingen, Aargau. In this demanding role, your focus will be on developing and maintaining medium and high-voltage products for overvoltage protection. Do your credentials include a strong electrical engineering background combined with a deep understanding of high-voltage and insulation technology? Do you combine a high customer focus with analytical skills and commitment, professionalism and integrity? Let’s write the future. Together.


  • Develop and maintain medium and high-voltage products for overvoltage protection based on metal-oxide varistors
  • Manage R&D projects from concept creation to factory implementation
  • Specify and support development trials and type tests in internal and external labs to ensure product compliance with international standards
  • Close collaboration with internal and external research institutes on basic material research and solution design
  • Support customers, sales, and marketing in special requests and applications


  • Master degree or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Material Sciences
  • At least five years of work experience in a similar role
  • Strong working knowledge in surge arrester technology
  • R&D project management track record in an industrial environment
  • Proven experience with transfer of new products into mass production
  • Result-oriented attitude, cooperative mindset, and team spirit
  • Fluency in English, German would be an asset

Additional information
Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at

ABB Switzerland Ltd.
Bettina Stalder
Talent Partner
Phone +41 79 517 88 46

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

ABB Schweiz AG


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