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Festo for experienced professionals

You are an experienced professional, and a specialist in your field. You are committed and focused, and have often demonstrated your flexibility and ability to work in a team. You thrive on challenges. The natural next step in your career is applying with Festo.

Calling all lateral-thinking innovators!

Engineering careers


Festo is always coming up with striking new innovations in the field of automation technology.

At Festo we don’t put any limits on ideas, as we know that they are a breeding ground for new technology. As one of our engineers, you can give your creativity free rein, from the initial design to the production stage. We’re the place for creatives with a talent for innovation, together with unconventional and lateral thinkers.

Welcome to Festo.

Sales Engineers

From the automotive industry to food processing, and from biotech pharmaceuticals to the chemical industry – we span over 35 different industries and develop customized automation technology solutions for over 300,000 customers. As a sales engineer at Festo, you will act as the go-to contact for our customers, ensuring that they always make the right decisions.

Your Job Contents

  • You are always ready to lend an ear to our customers and are able to provide comprehensive and solution-oriented advice based on your technical expertise.
  • Your most important tool is trust. As a sales engineer, you also manage relationships and build long-lasting customer relations.
  • You handle requests from our customers and work with our internal departments to find the best solution.
  • By creating an optimal internal and external network, you are instrumental in the implementation of Festo’s strategic objectives.

Our Requirements

  • You have a good degree in mechatronics, electrical engineering, automation technology, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering, and ideally also have three to five years’ experience in automation industry.
  • You are able to evaluate market potential, recognize trends at an early stage.
  • You are a genuine and open-minded, and you have the ability to empathize with different situations and customers’ concerns.

Are you looking for some freedom to develop your negotiating skills? Then welcome to our sales team.

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Development Engineers

Those who love technology are bound to feel at home at Festo – with 100 patented new products every year, we promise development engineers a working environment that is full of innovation. The abiding focus is on pneumatic and electrical automation technology. And we’re driving the technology of tomorrow, too, by providing a space for those with a talent for invention. Only by providing such a space can we ensure that your passion for technology can give rise to the innovations of the future.

Your Job Contents

  • As a development engineer, you are the driving force behind our innovations. You develop products and solutions for customers from a wide range of sectors.
  • You oversee our development projects from the initial design to the production stage, ensuring that our customers always receive the best solutions.
  • This job offers ample space for new ideas, scope for innovation, and the opportunity to write industry history with us.

Our Requirements

  • You have a good degree in mechatronics, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • Ideally, you will already have some professional experience in pneumatics, drive technology or mechanical engineering.
  • You take an inventive approach to your work, are able to think in different ways and have the courage to try new things.
  • You have experience as a project leader and are focused on one thing above all: your own development project at Festo.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Project Engineers

Our wide range of technology and the diverse requirements of our customers mean that we need to interact closely with the market. As a project engineer, you have a key role in this process, advising our customers and working with them to come up with customer-specific solutions.

Your Job Contents

  • As a project engineer, you are our product and technical specialist, working independently to devise individual solutions for our customers.
  • From project approval to delivering the project and beyond, you are in charge of diverse and complex technological projects.
  • You will be able to call upon your scientific knowledge and your technical expertise.
  • You will work with different departments and have ample creative freedom to implement your own ideas.

Our Requirements

  • You have a good degree in mechatronics, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering and ideally have experience in project planning and sales.
  • You have strong technical knowledge and a good sense for people, situations and solid approaches.
  • In essence, you are good at seeing the big picture, while also having an eye for detail.

Demonstrate your powers of persuasion and initiative by applying to become a project engineer at Festo.

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Purchasing Engineers

Provide impetus at the interface between business administration and technology, as part of Festo’s Global Purchasing Network. Take on the task of supplying our company with production materials, commodities, investment goods and services. Our network consists of our Global Purchasing Headquarters in Germany, plus the international Festo Purchasing Units in Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, India, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and the USA – plenty of scope for your new interface role in purchasing for Festo.

Your Job Contents

  • We offer you a diverse range of activities in international and interdepartmental teams, with optimal support right from the outset.
  • You are responsible for the ongoing optimisation of supplier management in order to ensure supply to the company.
  • You work in a key interface role between business administration and technology, always keeping an eye on costs, quality and availability.

Our Requirements

  • You have done a first degree in a technically oriented subject such as industrial engineering or mechanical engineering.
  • Ideally you also have professional experience in purchasing or quality control.
  • Your strengths include excellent communication skills, strategic thinking, persuasiveness, assertiveness and negotiation skills.
  • These are topped off by a willingness to travel, intercultural skills, fluent business English and proficiency with MS Office and SAP.

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Use your expertise to write industry history

Professionals and managers


You know the score.

You have a plan and your eyes light up when you realise just how this plan keeps the wider world moving. Fantastic! Because we are ideally placed to cultivate your expertise. Whether as a key account manager, skilled employee or a manager in one of our main corporate departments, if your passion drives you and your field of specialisation really gets your pulse racing, then we want to get to know you!

Key Account Managers

Festo is focused on high-tech. We invest around eight per cent of our revenue in research and development. We register around 100 patents every year. More than 300,000 industry clients rely on our performance and capacity for innovation. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. As such, our most important customers are entrusted to the excellent care of our experienced key account managers.

Your Job Contents

  • As a key account manager, you open up new doors and are the first point of contact for our foremost customers, who come from a wide range of different industry segments, from the automotive industry to food processing, and from biotech pharmaceuticals to the chemical industry.
  • You are always keen to ensure that your customers receive the best advice and make the right decisions. In essence, your actions set the scene for our success. In turn, we provide the very best innovations.

Our Requirements

  • You have a good degree in mechatronics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or industrial engineering, and have already proven your technical and business understanding.
  • You have international experience as a key account manager and are able to immerse yourself in a wide range of sectors quickly.
  • Your strengths include entrepreneurial thinking and action, a strategic approach and negotiation and communication skills.
  • To top these off, you exhibit great communication skills, fluent business English, virtual team and employee management, and a proactive approach to work.

Can’t wait to welcome you to join!

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