Cereers in the Factory Planning Department


As a leading research institute for production engineering in Europe, we are committed to developing the brightest minds of today into the leaders of tomorrow. In order to qualify our scientific and student employees not only professionally but also personally, we work according to the motto Category Breaking. This implies that all our employees work in a team in all four of the following fields:

Consulting - A large share of our activities are consulting projects with leading, internationally-operating industrial companies, where we work together with our customers to develop and implement tailor-made analyses and future-oriented concepts for all aspects of factory planning. We create added value for our partners through our know-how from research and innovative solutions. Because of our hands-on mentality you take responsibility right from the start. You get to know versatile projects with practice-relevant problems in many different companies and use our methods and tools to solve these problems.

Research - In practise-oriented research projects with our strong partners from industry and science, we deal with the development of novel solutions for the factory of tomorrow and the assembly of the future. We operate across disciplines and industries and aim to make tomorrow's world a better place. As a result of creative possibilities you will optimise your methodical approach and at the same time sharpen your out-of-the-box thinking.

Training - We transfer our latest findings from research into industrial practice through one-day or multi-day seminars, conferences and congresses, some with more than 600 participants. During the events and training courses for specialists and executives, we actively seek the exchange among experts in order to gather new ideas and contacts. As we design and carry out these events ourselves, you will become a professional in the organisation of major events and learn how to disseminate content to target groups and communicate with experts at eye level.

Teaching - For the students of RWTH Aachen University we offer lectures and project modules in cooperation with industrial partners, in which practice-oriented topics are addressed. Furthermore, we regularly supervise ambitious students in project-related final theses. In all our fields of activity, student assistants and research assistants form a strongly cooperating team in which everyone can learn from each other. In this way, we impart our knowledge and inspire students to be enthusiastic about factory planning.

Whether you are a graduate or a student - you can ignite the next stage of your career with us:


Research Assistant

You have successfully completed your studies and would like to do your dissertation in an environment that sets ambitious goals and in which individuals grow? more...



Student assistants

Would you like to gain first practical experience while you are still studying and contribute to the future of factory planning in a committed environment? more...



Thesis students

Are you looking for a practical thesis whose results will contribute to the Factory of the Future? more...