Head of Process Development/Process Engineering - Scale-Up (80-100%) (f/m/d) 

We are looking for you: an experienced process engineer to lead the scale-up of our revolutionary technology. As a senior process engineer, you will lead the scale-up of our technology from lab to commercial production, focusing on process optimization through automation. In addition to technical leadership, you will play a key role in managing a growing team and fostering collaboration between cross-functional groups. We are looking for an adaptable individual with a high sense of responsibility who can build processes from the ground up. 



1. Technology scale-up and automation:

  • Lead the incremental scale-up of lab production to industrial scale. 
  • Optimization of processes in terms of cost reduction, increased production, quality, and safety.
  • Selection and optimization of equipment, including installation and modification.

2. Documentation and compliance with regulations:

  • Creation and continuous improvement of comprehensive documentation, including SOPs.
  • Compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Develop and enforce quality control policies and procedures.

 3. Team leadership:

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to junior process engineers.
  • Foster a collaborative and learning work environment.
  • Work closely with R&D and product design to ensure seamless technology transfer.

4. Adaptability and high sense of responsibility:

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic startup environment.
  • Ownership to drive projects and initiatives forward.


  • Experience (more than 5 years) in process engineering and scale-up of technologies, especially in high temperature processes.
  • HFP, bachelor's or master’s degree in chemical engineering, process engineering, or similar.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills with experience managing a small team.
  • Familiarity with industry regulations, quality standards, and technologies.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills with a managerial approach.
  • Fluent in German and English

What we offer:

  • A dynamic and collaborative startup environment.
  • The opportunity to lead and help shape groundbreaking technology.
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Career growth and development opportunities.
  • A varied and responsible role
  • A competitive salary
  • Personal development through further training


Interested candidates can submit their CV and a short cover letter on our website (www.apheros.ch). Please include "Senior Process Engineer Application" in the subject line.


Apheros AG is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from candidates of all disciplines.

Application deadline: March 1, 2024

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