Graduate Trainee - Vulcanisation


Batu Kawan, MY

Employment Type:  Fixed Term Contract


Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years. 

With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide.  The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan. 

VAT Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Is searching for enthusiast self-starter to join our graduate trainee program. The graduate trainee program provide university graduates the opportunities to gain valuable industrial practical knowledge in the production of seal for vacuum applications in semiconductor. 


Principle Duties and Responsibility:


•    To support manufacturing relating to process improvement so that it contributes towards the profitability & sustainability of the company.
•    Review and improve on processes and procedures and ensures that operators are kept updated of any changes.
•    Call for support from other functions as required.
•    Initiate and recommend corrective and preventive actions. 
•    Ensure the established safe work practices for individual tasks with known risks of injury or illness immediately report injuries, near miss incidents, unsafe act and unsafe conditions to EHS personnel and immediate supervisors.
•    To ensure all practices are adhered to the company environmental, quality and health & safety policy at all times.
•    To provide accurate, reliable test results or data analysis to strengthen the statistical back-up in all relevant projects & department activities.
•    To undertake specific projects as assigned
•    Responsible to carry out all development works assigned by the supervisor.
•    Evaluate and analyze process data to improve quality and yield (troubleshooting).
•    Assist in process development activities including new mould/ elastomer evaluation/qualification.
•    Execute assignments given and report on progress.
•    Carry out and follow-up on study protocol.


Key skills:


•    Postgraduate (Masters or PhD) of local/ overseas institution with minimum cumulative CGPA 3.40 or first class upper or equivalent during bachelor’s degree. 
•    Chemistry/ Material Science/ Polymer disciplines are preferred 
•    Ability to work in a team and good communication skills
•    Strong observation & analytical skills 
•    Able to read technical drawings (optional)
•    Interested in the field of process analysis and optimization
•    Pragmatic solution-oriented 
•    Language comprehension (local language, English)

Special skills (such as special certifications):


•    Polymer processing (elastomer molding)
•    Material characterization
•    Vulcanization chemistry
•    Knowledge in chemical instrumentations (optional)



VAT is an equal opportunity employer. We see ourselves as a responsible and far-sighted employer that offers not only jobs, but also career and personal development opportunities through various training programs. We recognize the value of employee diversity and provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified application that contributes to innovation, improves customer orientation and employee satisfaction. One-step in this direction is to ensure that people are recognized and fairly compensated for their contributions to the company. In 2021, VAT received the Fair-ON-Pay+ certificate as an acknowledgement for our commitment in ensuring equal pay for equal work between men and women.