Internship Mechatronics HW-Team


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

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.


To support our hardware and software team we are looking for a dedicated and versatile personality in the role as:

Internship – Mechatronics Engineering (HW/SW development)


You are responsible to accomplish the development of innovative mechatronics hardware solutions and their support throughout the entire product life cycle, primarily for the control valves and motion components sector within the mechatronics team of the business unit BU-SEMI.


Your tasks:

  • Development & support of innovative hardware solutions in the field of electronics / mechatronics / drive technology
  • Functional model development: design / engineering / manufacturing / testing / verification / release
  • Adaptation or expansion of product-specific valve controller modules
  • Cross-divisional development-support of new mechatronics products
  • Commissioning of control-based prototypes and engineering-support during initial tests
  • Verification of the implemented hardware and software functionalities within the product evaluation
  • Initial sample tests for prototypes based on the currently valid standards up to series approval
  • Provision of the necessary documentation to reach the production maturity
  • Technical and economic optimization of existing products and assortments (value engineering)
  • Implementation of quality assurance measures


Education level and interests:

  • Technical education in Electronics / Mechatronics (active student / graduation level)
  • Interested in teamwork in a dynamic development department with an international customer environment
  • Personal motivation and drive to achieve challenging goals and to set standards


In the mechatronics team, basic technologies and standards are developed, which subsequently find their application in the final products of the respective business units within VAT. You work independently or in a team on development projects or defined tasks under the guidance of an experienced product manager or project manager. A distinctive organizational, process and administration talent completes your profile. Proactivity, independent work and solution-oriented thinking and acting characterizes you.


We offer you an interesting in-sight view into a working environment that is surrounded by high-technology applications, which are essential for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. You will definitely learn for life when you become part of the VAT company, an international, dynamic and very successful enterprise.

Interested? Then we look forward to your application today!