Automation Engineer / SCADA Developer

Founded in 1968, SKAN is a pioneer in cleanroom equipment and the development of isolators for the pharmaceutical industry. Innovative products, tailor-made solutions and an effective service organisation have made SKAN a market leader and a key partner to industry and research laboratories.

At SKAN, healthy growth is important to us. We are always looking for talented individuals to fill a wide range of roles. Apply now!


At a glance

We are looking for an experienced Automation Engineer to join our SCADA Engineering team in Allschwil. The SCADA team programs and develops visualizations and SCADA systems for isolator projects in the pharmaceutical environment. You will implement and supervise the projects through to commissioning. Validation, software engineering and complex project management of automation projects are not carried out in this department. We mainly program Siemens or Allen Bradley control systems and regularly discuss new developments during our "snack breaks".




  • Development and programming of machine-oriented visualisations and cross-machine SCADA systems in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Realisation of the implementation and supervision of the execution up to the commissioning of the systems, partly also on site at the customer 
  • Integration of product-specific functions and definition of test specifications
  • Maintenance and further development of software systems, testing of modules 
  • Installation of computer systems and applications 
  • Design, development and configuration of network systems
  • Support in the creation and editing of design documents 





  • Training as an engineer FH, HF with specialisation in automation or technical informatics
  • Several years of professional experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical background
  • Knowledge of programming with VBA, C#, .NET, SCADA systems: e.g. WinCC, Zenon, FactoryTalk View SE
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL databases
  • Experience in the field of virtualisation (ESXi)
  • Good knowledge of the configuration and administration of Windows operating systems and network technology 
  • German and good technical English skills





  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Precise and careful working method
  • Very good user interface design skills
  • High level of personal responsibility
  • Competent and professional appearance
  • Pronounced customer orientation
  • Willingness to travel worldwide approx. 15%



We offer you


  • An open and collegial corporate culture
  • Freedom for ideas
  • Participation in sports and leisure activities
  • Promotion through further training, especially at our SKAN Academy
  • Intensive and job-oriented introduction
  • Short decision-making paths and flat hierarchies
  • Open communication policy
  • 5 weeks holidays and the possibility of further holidays


For questions please contact Angelika Läuchli