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Intern – Manufacturing Engineering – Direct Fastening Consumables (m/f/x)

What's the role?

As an Intern in Direct Fastening Consumables Production at Plant 1 in Schaan, Liechtenstein, you will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-paced production environment, where you will assist in the manufacturing and assembly of direct fastening consumables. These consumables such as various kinds of nails and screws are essential products for professionals in the construction industry fastening different materials to concrete or steel.

You will work closely with our production engineering team, aiming to improve our production processes and help develop the next generation of fastener production. This will give you hands-on experience in identifying and resolving problems by implementing your expertise in a manufacturing environment.

Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for 3-6 months

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in 11 years, Hilti has been recognized by Great Place to Work as a top employer. Founded in 1941 by the Hilti brothers, we have over 120 locations globally with 33,000 team members. We offer innovative solutions for the construction industry, emphasizing a passionate, inclusive team and a performance-driven culture. A substantial amount of our profit goes to the Hilti Foundation, promoting societal growth and sustainable impact.

What does the role involve?

As intern in our department, you’ll be part of
the engineering team, working on production topics such as value stream improvements as well as on projects in close collaboration with the development of the new generation of fasteners.
You’ll work closely with our experts to bring the fastener production to the next level.


Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Analysis of production processes and value streams to identify possible improvements in the production chain
  • Data analysis, creation of reports and presenting them to the project team
  • Support in development projects, e.g. prototype manufacturing and testing
  • Work in close collaboration with our project partners such as R&D, Quality or Supply
  • Contribute to our continuous improvement process

INNOVATION - We invest more than 5% of our turnover every year in exploring new solutions in fastening systems, diamond systems, measuring tools, firestops, anchors and others. Contribute to our goal by implementing your own ideas within our manufacturing environment

What do we offer?

Join over 2100 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln (Liechtenstein), or Buchs SG (Switzerland) is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

What you need is:


  • Enrollment for the whole internship period in a Bachelor/Master’s program in engineering, material science or similar studies 
  • Passion for innovation and process development
  • Hands on mentality
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in German or English

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.


We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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