Working for Schulthess

Company portrait

We are a successful, future-oriented traditional Swiss company with a history dating back more than 170 years. We develop, produce, sell and service washing machines and dryers with an eco-friendly design for private households, commerce and industry. With four customer service centres, two branch offices and 10 service locations, we can guarantee a professional and reliable customer service throughout Switzerland. Our administrators, engineers, assembly workers and service technicians are an integral part of the Schulthess team and contribute to our success. We are immensely proud of our dedicated employees. Are you interested in joining us?

Schulthess at a glance


For over 100 years, production has been based in Wolfhausen in the Zurich Oberland


Schulthess has six locations in Switzerland, one in Austria and two in the United Kingdom, and 10 service centres throughout Switzerland.


Schulthess has over 25 agencies around the world


Schulthess has more than 500 employees with an average length of service of 9.7 years. Women account for 30% of our workforce

Part-time positions

Schulthess currently has 60 part-time employees


Schulthess is currently training 13 apprentices in four career paths

We look forward to seeing you. 

A career at Schulthess means helping to shape the company – with responsibility and trust in many exciting areas of activity. 


Our employees

As an employee, you are a vital part of our success. We are therefore committed to supporting and challenging you in your work. We support your continuing education and facilitate both managerial and professional career progression at our company. Our apprenticeships also provide vital youth training opportunities.


Our culture

We encourage independence among our employees by giving them a high degree of personal freedom and responsibility. Our flat hierarchies and short lines of communication create a very pleasant and successful working environment. We value the opinion of all employees and operate an open-door policy. Equality is very important to us and we guarantee equal pay for equal work.


The key to our success

We consider a healthy, productive and motivated workforce to be an important factor in our success. Our occupational health management programme helps us to achieve this and to increase employee satisfaction and motivation. A healthy work-life balance is also very important. We offer a number of options to support this, including part-time hours, working from home and flexible working hours.

Terms of employment



  • Fair, competitive wage
  • 13th month’s pay
  • Profit sharing
  • Salary continuance at full pay for up to six months
  • Good social benefits

Working hours

  • Flexible working hours
  • 40-hour week
  • 42-hour week service technician / fine distributor
  • Working from home (role-dependent)

Annual leave

  • 25 days up to the age of 40
  • 27 days after 40th birthday
  • 30 days after 50th birthday
  • 2 weeks’ paternity leave (100%)

Fringe benefits

  • CHF 8.00 subsidised meal
  • Public transport ticket of up to CHF 2,500 / or free parking card
  • Continuing professional development funding
  • Up to 65% staff car discount and fuel benefit
  • Additional perks and fringe benefits

Contract and probationary period

  • Collective Employment Agreement of the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Industries
  • Probationary period: 3 months

Notice periods:

  • 7 days during probationary period
  • 1 month during the first year of service
  • 2 months during the second to ninth year of service
  • 3 months from the tenth years of service

The employment conditions shown above, apply only to employees in Switzerland.


Trial apprenticeship 

Are you interested in a trial apprenticeship at Schulthess? In six different departments you will get to know our company’s most important processes –̶ and who knows: Maybe you’ll even end up with a career that’s a real winner!

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As a certified Great Place To Start® apprenticeship company, we see it as our task to open the doors to the professional world for young people and to prepare them optimally for their careers.

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We offer students the opportunity for internships during their training. In doing so, you can deepen your existing knowledge and gain the necessary expertise for a successful degree. We can agree the duration of the internship with you depending on your requirements and needs.

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At its Wolfhausen production location, Schulthess Maschinen AG offers students and graduates different work experience opportunities and chances for career progression at an exciting, innovative company.

Einsteigen leicht gemacht

Studierenden oder Absolventen bietet die Schulthess Maschinen AG verschiedene Möglichkeiten für einen Praxiseinsatz oder für den nächsten Karriereschritt in einer spannenden, innovativen Firma mit Produktionsstandort Wolfhausen.



Du interessierst dich für eine Schnupperlehre in der Schulthess Maschinen AG? In sechs verschiedenen Abteilungen lernst du die wichtigsten Abläufe unseres Betriebs kennen und wer weiss: vielleicht winkt dir anschliessend ja sogar eine Karriere, die sich gewaschen hat.

Für Schnupperstelle bewerben



Als zertifizierter Lehrbetrieb «Great Place To Work®» sehen wir es als unsere Aufgabe, jungen Leuten die Türen in die Berufswelt zu öffnen und diese optimal darauf vorzubereiten.

Für Lehre bewerben



Für Studierende bieten wir während der Ausbildung die Möglichkeit für Praktika. Dabei können Sie Ihr bereits vorhandenes Wissen vertiefen und das nötige Know-How für einen erfolgreichen Studienabschluss gewinnen. Die Praktikumsdauer können wir dabei mit Ihnen je nach Anforderungen und Bedürfnis vereinbaren.

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Satisfied employees

What our employees
say about Schulthess

Satisfied employees

What our employees
say about Schulthess

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