Application Specialist Automation/ Robotics

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ecublens, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or growing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD.

For 90 years, the Thermo Fisher Scientific Ecublens site in Switzerland has been a global supplier of spectrometers for major industries such as metals, cement, mining and energy.

We offer a portfolio of unparalleled capabilities in optical emission spectrometry (OES), laboratory X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) helping to achieve qualitative and quantitative analysis for process and quality control.

Combined with automation/ robotics solutions, our analytical instruments drive higher value for our customers by enabling them to: accelerate production, improve product quality, make process decision faster and protect their know-how, industrial processes and brands.

Examples of our automation/ robotics solutions can be found here and here

We are looking for an Application Specialist to support the growth of our automation/ robotics solutions, you will be a critical member of a global team based from Ecublens in Switzerland, supporting customers and colleagues across the globe.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Be the technical product expert working with new and existing customers to define the correct automation solutions for their requirements..
  • Proactively initiate, drive, and generate collaborations with key customers on new applications

Demonstration & Analyses of customer samples using Thermo Fisher Automation/ Robotics Solutions

  • Participate in customer meetings related to the definition and demonstration of automation/ robotics solutions
  • Manage technical expectations of customers, support technical discussions
  • Ability to operate our automation systems to produce results from samples submitted by customers
  • Produce and present/report results


  • Collaborate with the team in creating, maintaining/reviewing, and updating automation/ robotics related sales material (brochures, PowerPoint presentation, price list, web pages)
  • Support for Automation/ Robotics System presentations in commercial exhibitions
  • Advise sales team to define the best technical solution that provides optimum customer value
  • Support the team with training of new sales representatives and dealers
  • Work with automation team to develop new solutions (non-standard product request)

Technical Responsibilities

  • Analysis of customer specifications
  • Creation of system layouts corresponding to customer request (Prospects / sales support)

Your Qualifications:

  • ETS/HES or EPFL/ETHZ engineering degree in mechanics or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in mechanical design
  • Previous experience in industrial automation/ robotics systems (Metals, Minerals and Cement)
  • Good knowledge of PDM (Product Data Management) software and experience using Solidworks CAD software
  • Written and oral communication skilled
  • Team player, technical leadership, autonomous, customer oriented
  • Fluent in French and English

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us ( . As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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​Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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