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Intern – Tribology testing (m/f/x)

What's the role?

We are looking for a motivated intern to apply her or his skills and knowledge in performing tribological tests. You will be characterizing wear, friction and tribological phenomena of high-end components to be used in our products. Your contribution will consolidate the Hilti product portfolio and help us to identify innovative and sustainable solutions for power tools and consumables. You will have insights to the latest developments at Corporate Research at Hilti.

Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 6 months.

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.
What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 33,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.
At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.
We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

What does the role involve?

In this role, you will be responsible for conducting experimental tests on tribometers to characterize friction, wear, and lubrication. This involves setting up experiments, running tests, and meticulously recording data. Following the completion of tests, you will analyze the obtained results in detail, drawing meaningful conclusions to gain insights into the tribological performance. Subsequently, you will prepare comprehensive reports documenting the test procedures and findings, ensuring clarity and accuracy in conveying the results. Moreover, you will collaborate closely with the team, contributing to the development and optimization of test methods and parameters. Your input will be valuable in refining experimental procedures and enhancing the efficiency and reliability of testing protocols.

INNOVATION - We have 400 of the world’s best engineers developing and testing tomorrow’s technical solutions in our innovation center in Liechtenstein.

What do we offer?

Joining more than 2100 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our headquarters locations in Schaan, Nendeln, or Buchs is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet.
Share your interests and become a part of one of our employee groups leading change locally, for example, supporting female empowerment or the LGBTQ+ community or joining a leisure group for a Wednesday mountain bike ride or tennis match. If you are passionate about giving back to the community, we have various opportunities to volunteer through our engaged beyond business program locally and internationally.
Additional benefits of our headquarters location include shared e-bikes for your commute, an on-site gym, three restaurants, language courses, learning and development training opportunities, tax insurance, financial guidance, child care, relocation and spousal support, and more. 

What you need is:

• You're enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program in mechanical engineering, material science or similar for the entire internship period.
• You have a high level of interest in tribology.
• You possess experience with experimental testing methods.
• You bring team spirit, and a structured approach to work.
• You enjoy hands on work.

Why should you apply?

Do you want to join an interdisciplinary, multinational team? Are you passionate about dealing with technology? Then this is the chance for you as we are 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 burning questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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