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CLOSED – Controls Engineer – Testing

About the role

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?


Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us?


Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to enable fast testing and validation of new technology ideas and concepts by implementing and maintaining the controls system of testing facilities and ensuring their reliable operation to support the Climeworks Vision.
  • You coordinate internal or external work packages.
  • You are responsible for adjusting the control software and maintenance, and you continuously update the project documentation of the control part of all existing test systems.
  • You assist the team on control related tasks during commissioning, operation and maintenance of testing facilities.
  • You suggest optimizations to current test setups and implementation after approval.
  • You implement a safety-first culture and ensure that Climeworks and all work-related standards are being met.


Your story

  • You have a university or technical college degree in software engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • You have at least 3 years of working experience in plant/machine automation, especially PLC programming.
  • You have very good knowledge in PLC programming with structured text or other high-level languages and experience with process visualization (HMI).
  • You developed sound knowledge of the relevant communication protocols.
  • You are flexible and have the ability to work with unknown or lacking information and adapt easily.
  • You are a reliable person who has a structured way of working, consistently delivers high quality work and is willing to learn.
  • You are highly organized and have excellent communication skills, and love to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  • You are eager to work hands-on at the DAC test facilities.
  • You are fluent in English. German advantageous.


What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.


Climeworks empowers people and companies to fight global warming by offering carbon dioxide removal as a service via direct air capture (DAC) technology.

Size: 201-500
Funding Level: Private Equity
Total Amount Raised: $784.1 M
Year Founded: 2009

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