Product Design Engineer - Sustainment


Batu Kawan, MY

Employment Type:  Permanent



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. 




We are looking for a Sustainment Design Engineer to join our team to drive different scales of customization, relocation, and industrialization projects. The candidate is a lead engineer who is taking full technical ownership of the products. Translating customer needs into engineering characteristics and into unique products. Combines design optimization, with value-driven design to support and automate configuration of customized products. It is crucial to ensure all projects are delivered on time.


Reporting directly to team leader, you will work closely with cross-functional stakeholders across the company, actively participate in all phases of the project, including requirement definition, design, development, research, fabrication, testing/integration, customer interface, maintenance, safety, and economic utilization in the manufacture of VAT products.


The role requires the mechanical background as a fundamental, good proficiency in computer-aided design, drawing, drafting standards and practical geometry tolerance. Good communication skill, ability to work independently under low supervision, and work effectively within diverse multifunctional teams, using deep mechanical knowledge and experience to drive improvements in quality, cost, and technological capability of VAT products. Able to develop innovative solutions that push boundaries. Success in this role is dependent on the in-and-external collaboration to maintain the organization's day-to-day business operation, courage in taking the ownership and responsibility of the product series.


Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:


  • Good in product knowledge including design, machining, assembly, and the surrounding processes.
  • Responsible in managing the product technical portfolio and keeping it up to date with support from Customization Design Engineer.
  • Lead the technical of relocation project and customization project by turning customerspecific request into deliveries.
  • Technical lead for Product & Quality team in providing technical advices, root cause analysis and implementing short and long term measures.
  • Establishing design guideline and a checker to make sure good design quality.
  • Support the Change Request and Change Management, liaising with engineering change department for ECR/ECN implementation at production floor, keeping the product up to date.
  • Involved in customer audit and provide technical support for Customer Complaint.
  • Support laboratory activities.
  • Drive the product industrialization by design improvement, optimization and cost down project.
  • Industrialization of new standard and customer specific products in close cooperation with industrialization project managers, HQ-design engineers and product engineers
  • Drive product optimization via collaboration with manufacturing departments, supplier development engineers and project buyers
  • Render technical support to NPI product until handoff to operations.
  • Support customers together with product management and application engineers.
  • Perform design review and Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFMA) at crossdepartmental level.
  • Work together with Product Manager in conducting product training.
  • Participate in PFMEA, DFMEA and design walkthrough.
  • 70% engineering coordination task with 30% design-related task.



Minimum Qualification :


  • Degree or master in mechanical engineering
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Team player, ability to collaborate professionally in fast-paced
  • environment
  • Good communication skills, with good English efficiency.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Skill in 3D-CAD
  • Good understanding of GD&T and its application.
  • Proactive, agile, creative, self-motivate



Preferred Qualification :


  • Experienced with CAD software – SIEMEN NX
  • Experienced in change management
  • Experienced in project management (structured working
  • method)
  • Knowledge to vacuum industry technology
  • Experienced in design and application of mechatronic
  • components. (Motor, sensor, heaters and etc)
  • Experience in production of cast parts, sheet metal parts,
  • injection-moulding parts.




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.