Position Overview

Bcomp Ltd. is a young and dynamic Swiss company specialised in the development, marketing and sales of natural fibre composite solutions for high performance applications. With a background in the sports industry, we are now focusing on establishing ourselves in the mobility market. We develop sustainable lightweighting solutions based on natural fibres in close collaboration with our customers, in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial working environment.

The Bcomp Thermoset Engineering team is looking for an engineer to conduct fundamental research and product development (R&D) activities, as well as providing technical support for customers in the sports, motorsports, marine, public transportation, and automotive sectors.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

R&D engineering: 
To conduct and manage R&D projects on thermoset composite materials and processes.

Such activities involve, at a minimum:

  • Project planning and execution fitting with the R&D Roadmap
  • Preparation of thermoset composite material samples using various combinations of reinforcement layups, thermosetting resins, processing methods and parameters including pre-preg autoclave, PCM, wet pressing, infusion.
  • In-house characterisation of such material samples using various measurement techniques, including: physico-mechanical testing, spectrophotometry, surface topology scanning, heat and humid aging, impact testing, etc.
  • Planning and coordination of tests with external laboratories, either conducted in person or subcontracted.
  • Thorough, clear and accurate reporting of results, to build knowledge and advise important strategic decisions based on technical considerations.

Technical support for customers: To provide useful advice and analyses on product fit & processing methods based on the customer’s use case and process limitations.
Main sectors: motorsports, automotive, sports. Occasional sectors: marine, public transportation.

Activities involve:

  • Engineering of composite component laminates based on existing designs (i.e. reverse-engineering and material substitution), or requirements lists (i.e. supporting customers with their new products’ development)
  • Producing and providing customers with technical notes, presentations and reports pertaining to certain topics relevant to their industry and applications, such as processing advice, material properties and aging in various environments, component design, etc.
  • Internal book-keeping and coordination of various customer feedback and reporting, to ensure knowledge transfer and frequent updates within and between the R&D, Customer Support and Sales teams.

Product development leader (PDL) role: To be in charge of conducting or coordinating tasks assigned to R&D within new Bcomp products development projects, such that they meet the customers’ technical requirements, with experts’ support, while under direct supervision of the product development project’s manager.

Qualifications and Personal Qualities

  • M. Eng. / M. Sc. equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
  • Strong, complementary engineering knowledge in both of those fields
  • 2 years hands-on experience with thermoset composite lamination and processing
  • 1 year lab experience with material characterization techniques (e.g. mechanical testing, DMA, DSC, TGA, microscopy, or others
  • Good understanding of classical lamination theory (CLT)
  • English required, German and French are strong assets
  • Customer-oriented mindset, comfortable and eager to have open discussions about their needs and requirements
  • Readiness to travel in Switzerland and Europe 2 – 3x per quarter to meet customers and partners
  • Proficient in Excel and coding scripts (e.g. VBA, Python, GNU Octave or others)
  • Structured way of working with an ability to handle several topics and projects in parallel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work autonomously, pro-actively, and share important information with the team
  • Positive and driven mindset

About Us

We are a small, dynamic, international team working in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial yet equal and respectful environment. Each of us takes responsibility for their work and contributes to a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere based on mutual trust.

More information on bcomp.com

Do you want to take part in the adventure of a young, fast-moving company, which is in full development to bring sustainable material solutions to the automotive sector? Come on board and contribute to the development of our processes and products with your technical and practical knowledge. Take part in the amazing working atmosphere of our company. We happily invite you to send us your full application through: workwithus@bcomp.ch

Full Job Description

Job Opening – R&D and Customer Support Engineer

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