Head of Compliance and Reliability (m/f/d)

Date:  Sep 3, 2023
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

Aachen, DE Flamatt, CH

Requisition ID:  7755


To complement our team, we are looking for a customer- and team-oriented individual for our Plasma Control Technologies division at the Aachen (Germany) or Flamatt (Switzerland) site as a


Head of Compliance and Reliability (m/f/d) 


For 75 years, we have been following our curiosity. It drives us and has made Comet a leading Swiss technology company worldwide. Curiosity and the spirit of research have allowed us to become and remain innovative. For a better and sustainable world.


To this end, we work and research on the basis of X-ray and radio-frequency technology. Our developments make an important contribution to safer, more efficient and more sustainable production, mobility and communication.


In the Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) division, we manufacture specialized components that are required for the precise control of plasma processes and are used in the production of memory chips or touch screens for sensors, smartphones or tablets. At the German PCT site, the expertise is mainly in the field of RF generators.



The focus of this position is to define and implement our "Design for Reliability" strategy for high frequency generators and matchboxes and ensure product compliance of COMET products.



In detail this includes:


  • Technical leadership of an international team at multiple locations with respect to reliability and product conformity.
  • Definition of test plans and tests for qualification and determination of lifetime data in close cooperation with, among others, development and production to identify critical electrical and mechanical components - evaluation of the resulting data
  • Execution and moderation of FMEAs (support of failure analysis and root cause determination)
  • Analyze data to determine service life data and respond to customer inquiries
  • Implementing and maintaining a reliability, failure rate, and service life database
  • Determination of failure rates and MTBF on product and component level according to standards such as Mil-HDKK 217 or RIAC-217Plus
  • Definition and review of conformance requirements during product development / release
  • Review of technical documentation with respect to conformance requirements and execution of all activities for internal verification and towards third parties, e.g. laboratories and authorities
  • Identify gaps and non-compliance issues and work closely with development to close potential gaps
  • Define and execute test plans on time in close coordination with development
  • Review, analyze test data and present results (including to customers) regarding compliance requirements
  • Performing and supporting risk assessments in close collaboration with development


You have the following qualifications:


  • Master's degree in electrical engineering or related field such as RF engineering.
  • Good knowledge and enthusiasm for RF technology and RF products
  • Very good knowledge of reliability engineering and calculation methods
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis, design of experiments and test automation
  • Knowledge of analog, digital and RF measurement techniques - Programming experience (Python, LabView, etc.) 
  • Very good knowledge of EMC regulations and tests (EMC, EN 55011, EN61000-6-2, EN 61326-1, IEC60601-1-2)
  • Very good knowledge of functional safety and risk assessment (IEC, EN, UL 61010; IEC60601-1 Machinery Directive, Low Voltage Directive) and CE/UL requirements 
  • Knowledge of WEEE, SCIP and SEMI standards an advantage.    
  • Experience in leading a worldwide technical team
  • Very good knowledge of German and good knowledge of English, both written and spoken 


What we offer you:


  • A varied, responsible and lively job in a successful Swiss company that continues to grow
  • A full-time, permanent employment contract with the option of working remotely
  • A pleasant working environment with modern infrastructure and flat hierarchies
  • An open, supportive and committed team in a dynamic international environment
  • Job bike, e-charging stations at the building, company pension plan, free drinks (hot/cold), health care via the company doctor, profit-sharing, 30 days of vacation

Does this position sound exciting to you?


Then we look forward to receiving your complete online application, stating your salary requirements and your next possible starting date.


We are curious about you and look forward to receiving your complete online application. Please note that only complete application documents will be considered. Thank you for your understanding.


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Comet Yxlon GmbH
Kellershaustrasse 22
52078 Aachen, Germany
General Manager: Dionys van de Ven, Erik Wessel
Sitz: Hamburg, Registergericht Hamburg, Reg.-Nr. 104499