ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. At Gramazio Kohler Research, the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication, we operate at the forefront of architectural production enabled through digital manufacturing techniques. Our Robotic Fabrication Laboratory (RFL), a unique digital construction environment, allows for leading research in the field of robotic fabrication in architecture and construction. We seek from the 1st of February 2019, or by agreement a
Mechanical Engineer (80-100%)
We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer working on the research project Mesh Mould Prefabrication - an innovative digital design and robotic fabrication process for non-standard concrete elements, which investigates the unification of formwork and reinforcement. Your work will focus on the development and implementation of an automated fabrication process to feed, bend, cut and weld reinforcement steel to manufacture geometrically complex steel meshes. As such, you will be responsible for the mechanical and process engineering of the project, as well as support the machine design and product development. This multidisciplinary research project is conducted in collaboration with a market leader in the construction industry and aims at bringing the Mesh Mould technology to market.
You are holding a diploma or master's degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, or related disciplines. You have in-depth knowledge in mechanics, materials and structures, as well as experience in mechanical design and manufacturing technology. Further, you have profound skills in finite element models or analytical models, programming skills, knowledge in computer-aided design or 3D modeling, as well as workshop experience. In addition, you are fluent in English (German skills are welcome but not mandatory), are highly motivated, reliable, accurate, and have excellent teamwork skills.
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: cover letter, CV and statement of experience. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication please visit our website: Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Ammar Mirjan by email (no applications).