Job and Career Opportunities at Bucher Hydraulics AG Frutigen

In the scenic Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, where people enjoy their holidays, Bucher Hydraulics makes an impact with their in-depth know-how and a state-of-the-art production facility. As important employer in the region, the Frutigen location employs 400 people in all areas of the value-added chain (sales, purchasing, manufacturing, assembly, logistics, development, finances, and quality management).

Year established:  1970     Bucher Hydraulics acquisition:  1997

Production area:  20,000 square meters (215,000 sq. ft.)

Employees that have been working for the company for more than ten years:  150

Training positions:  25

What do we manufacture?

Bucher Hydraulics has a comprehensive portfolio of electronic and hydraulic components and is a leading international manufacturer of advanced electrohydraulic systems.

The Frutigen facility is the Competence Center for control units (subsystems) as well as standard valves within Bucher Hydraulics worldwide. The entire project engineering process, from the initial customer idea to the finished product, is application-focused and takes place directly on site.   

So wherever a tractor moves on a field or an excavator on a construction site, there is a high probability that several key Bucher hydraulic components are installed and in action.

Working in one of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in Switzerland

Amid breathtaking mountain scenery, you will find an international business where proactive thinking is encouraged, and a positive working environment is of great importance.

Bucher, a long-established company, offers many exciting opportunities to work with highly automated machines, advanced measuring techniques, and test stands. In addition, modern manufacturing cells that include industrial robots provide a wide range of production possibilities, and support our employees in their daily work.

 
 
 

Every employee is essential, and together we are a strong team!

At Bucher Hydraulics in Frutigen, some 400 employees contribute to manufacturing high-quality products and position them in the international market. We retain employees for many years. Many have been with us for over 20 years, which speaks for their success and happiness within Bucher. Furthermore, they pass on their know-how to the younger generation.

Safety first

The safety of our employees is paramount. Various measures, such as wearing safety shoes and safety goggles, help to reduce the risk of accidents.

Bucher's volunteer paramedic team - they are quickly available on site whenever they are needed

We are very proud of our well-trained in-house paramedics. In case of an emergency, a group of volunteers from different work areas provides initial emergency care to Bucher employees. The paramedic team trains in numerous exercises and courses.

What else?

Whether by car, bicycle, or public transport, our location is easily accessible and has free parking for cars and bikes. Inside the building, lockers are available to store personal items.

Bucher's onsite lunchroom has indoor as well as outdoor seating. So whether you order food from nearby restaurants or bring your lunch from home, you will enjoy mingling with colleagues. In addition, local restaurants and tearooms are healthy options reachable by foot or bicycle.

Locally anchored

More than just advertisement - supporting good causes.

Bucher encourages and supports employees' involvement in community events. Our employees give back to the community by participating in local activities and volunteering opportunities.  We think the private commitment is great and are happy to support it in any way we can.

Be active together

Throughout the year, Bucher organizes various sporting events for employees, family and friends. In addition to sports, the snack sponsored by Bucher, and the social activities outside the workplace are of great importance to the employees. Whether office, production or logistics employees, at the company events we all have a great time together.

 
 
 

Why Bucher Hydraulics?
Because it's the right fit

Contribute your thoughts and ideas

Your ideas matter, and you are encouraged to share them with your team and other teams during meetings.

Develop to your full potential

We offer a wide range of development opportunities. Challenge yourself to grow, take on new tasks, and shape your career's professional future.

See the world someday

Bucher is an international company with locations in North America, China, Brazil, India, and many other countries and wants to share the extensive know-how among the affiliated companies. Your position might require you to travel, network with coworkers, and provide you with the opportunity to explore Bucher Hydraulics locations around the world.

Work-life balance

An excellent work-life balance keeps our employees healthy and motivated. In addition, the flexible work-hour model allows us to adapt to the individual lifestyles of our employees.

 

“I started my apprenticeship in the summer as an Engineering Designer EFZ (Swiss Federal Diploma of VET) at Bucher Hydraulics in Frutigen. I also ski in the BOSV (Bernese Oberland Ski Association) U16 squad. My employer supports me by giving me time off for training and competitions." Nicola Jampen

Leadership

We maintain a cooperative management style that incorporates the workforce into the decision process. The informal "YOU" applies across all hierarchical levels. In addition, all employees are regularly informed about current topics at the appropriate level (management dialog, Bucher team information, etc.).

And much more

Bucher follows Swissmem's salary guidelines. All employees participate in a profit-sharing program. Special assignments and shift work are compensated with additional payment. In addition, our employees always enjoy service anniversary and birthday gifts. The opportunity to purchase additional vacation weeks is very popular.

 

Education is not a question of age

Bucher promotes continuing education and training of all employees to ensure we obtain well-trained professionals.

Our employees benefit from internal and external training programs for professional and personal development. Targeted training solidifies positions in the company and provides access to new areas of responsibility.

Through communication with your colleagues you will gain experience and discover new strengths and interests.

We implement product innovations or process improvements and train our employees accordingly wherever it makes sense.

 

We train the younger generation

At our Frutigen location, young people have the opportunity to complete a multifaceted apprenticeship in the following professions: Engineering Designer, Multi-Skills Technician, Production Technician, Logistics Specialist, and Commercial Administrator.  Motivated vocational trainers, modern facilities and machines guarantee our apprentices engaging and high-quality training.

What is the perfect career for me?

Bucher offers a trial work period. Whether drawing sketches with state-of-the-art computer programs, manufacturing technical parts, or driving a forklift in our warehouse, you can find the right job for you.

 
 

What do our employees have to say?

 

“My team at Bucher Hydraulics is like my second family.”

“At Bucher, I have the opportunity to educate myself further.”

 

“At Bucher you feel like part of a team.”

“Each and every one is appreciated and respected.”

 

Highly automated into the future – we are looking for specialists

 

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