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Jobs and
training

Jobs and
training

AG Cilander
as a
reliable employer


With around 180 employees, AG Cilander is an important and reliable employer in the region. "Competence and Passion for Textile Solutions" – in order to fulfil our service promise now and in the future, we attach great importance to the qualification and promotion of our employees and to an open-minded corporate culture.

With our registered place of business and production facility in Switzerland, we are deeply rooted in Switzerland as an industrial centre, maintaining our stance there as an attractive employer.

On average, we train twelve apprentices in different areas. This includes, for example, textile technologists specialising in finishing or mechatronics as well as textile laboratory technicians and merchants.

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Vacancies


Are you looking for a full-time position or training role that will provide you with job security and long-term opportunities at an innovative, profitable company? Then we – and the beautiful Appenzell region – are the right place for you.

We offer employees with a passion for their work and a flexible way work working a range of career-launching opportunities in the world of textiles. A high level of identification with our company, outstanding dedication, and regular ongoing training are the basic elements of how we uphold our high quality standards.

We welcome informative speculative applications from qualified, enthusiastic candidates.

I look forward to hearing from you:

Ivo Zulian
Head of Human Resources
hr@cilander.ch

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Training at
AG Cilander


Offering apprentices professional training is a long-standing aspect of what we do at AG Cilander. For many years, we have successfully encouraged and challenged young, motivated trainees wishing to become experts in their specialist fields:

Textile technologist EFZ qualification specialising in mechatronics

Textile technologists specialising in mechatronics focus on monitoring and maintaining the machinery in use at our company. They service machines and systems, set up production systems, rectify technical problems, and repair and replace individual parts. Their everyday work includes a range of workshop tasks, such as drilling, filing and welding. In addition, our trainees regularly check the production processes using a range of measurement and inspection tools.

To ensure that they are able to adjust machines correctly and solve problems, textile technologists learn about the fundamentals of textiles and the textile technology that underlies our processes.

Duration: 3 years
Schooling: 1–2 days per week

Textile technologist EFZ qualification specialising in finishing

AG Cilander specialises in high-quality finishes, ensuring that fabrics are suitable for use in a range of sectors by imbuing them with certain properties. This involves bleaching, dyeing, finishing and coating the materials in order to make them water-repellent or fire-resistant, for example.

Textile technologists specialising in finishing are responsible for getting this work done. They learn about the properties of textiles, examine dyes and chemicals in our laboratory, create and mix dye and finishing formulations, and analyse quality standards. They work on computer-controlled systems, monitoring and controlling the processes.

Duration: 3 years
Schooling: 1–2 days per week

Commercial trainee

Every year, the commercial side of our business trains two apprentices. During their training, they experience working in different departments and enhance their knowledge of processes in sales, logistics, accounting, office administration, and more. In addition, they learn about the key elements of the textiles sector, both during their everyday work in the office and as part of a specialist course at the technical college for textiles. Our trainees see the entire journey that a fabric takes, learning about each individual production step, and see what goes on behind the scenes to produce high-grade fabric finishes.

Duration: 3 years
Schooling: First/second year: 2 days per week Third year: 1 day per week

Laboratory technician EFZ qualification specialising in textiles

Textile products often have to withstand tough conditions. Where possible, shirts should be non-iron, curtains should be opaque and awnings should be weather-resistant. Clothing must be suitable for chemical washing, while protective clothing needs to repel water or protect its wearer against heat. We set the highest standards for the finishes on our textile products – as a result, our laboratory is responsible for the important task of ensuring quality and developing solutions for customer-specific requirements.

Laboratory technicians inspect the textiles, independently plan and perform inspections, monitor inspections and assess the results. They analyse and prepare materials for dyeing (e.g. cotton, wool, silk, synthetic fibres, etc.). They develop formulations for pre-treating or finishing textiles, as well as assessing the quality and suitability of dyes, chemical and finishing agents. Their role also includes investigating any damages and analysing errors.

Duration: 3 years
Schooling: 1 ½ days per week


If you would like to join our team and help us responsibly shape the future of innovative textile solutions, apply now to:

Ivo Zulian
Head of Human Resources
hr@cilander.ch