Which area of expertise at MAHLE is the right one for you?

As an international company, we shape the mobility of tomorrow with our products and services. None of this would be possible without our current and future specialists, who work in the most diverse fields. Their enthusiasm, their ideas and their skills are what makes MAHLE the leading development partner and supplier to the automotive industry in the world today.

To help you decide how you would like to contribute your skills to us, we would like to give you a brief introduction to our specialist departments.

area of expertise

Research & Development

The future begins now – in research - here we work on innovative solutions for our customers.

Research and development, our creative think tanks, that are always a step ahead of future trends. This is where we monitor the future development for our products. We test the technical feasibility of new technologies and products. To take on these challenges, we are recruiting creative, future-focused and flexible engineers with a broad range of knowledge.

Our core businesses also involve product development. Most of our development employees work in this area. In advanced product/process development as innovative developers of prototypes for the product generation after next. In this area, we plan and develop product and process concepts of prototypes and mature parts and components that will shape our future success. Here, too, we are seeking engineers who can draw on their creativity and expert knowledge to fuel innovation. Pragmatic experts for customer solutions in serial production work in product development. Here, we develop and hone products and processes until they reach series maturity and can be directly used. In this work, we rely on engineers characterized by expert knowledge, customer focus and determination.

Quality Management

"Good quality is of crucial importance: There is always room for improvement!"

As an employee in the quality department you are responsible for putting this quotation from Ernst Mahle into action as even today it is firmly anchored in the quality principles of MAHLE.

MAHLE’s current quality strategy is based on optimum production facilities as well as the "Total Quality Management" system. This philosophy entails flexibility, conscientiousness, and responsibility on the part of each individual employee, in each development and production phase, in all projects with suppliers, customers and partners.

To be able to ensure the best quality, MAHLE insists that suppliers using automated, state-of-the art production and testing technologies adhere to strict quality standards.


In logistics, we design the entire value chain: from the customer to the supplier, from the enquiry to the quote. We create individual logistics concepts and accompany the projects, from selection of the production site through to the start of series production.

Employees in logistics are responsible for factory and layout planning, material flow and warehouse planning as well as supply and waste-disposal systems. And ensure their introduction by providing efficient project management and controlling. In such areas as strategic planning, supply chain management or production and warehouse logistics, these challenges offer much freedom as well as much responsibility for individual employees.

We have a logistics network that has enormous know-how and years of experience. Our employees carry out responsibility-filled projects in the broadest variety of locations around the world. To ensure that these employees can deliver the usual MAHLE quality, we help them grow by offering continuous professional development courses. As a result, they remain up to date about trends in logistics.


160 Production Sites. Five Continents. One Standard. Our modern, efficient production processes around the world enable ergonomic series production at the highest level. In Austria alone, our employees work in 4 production plants to make innovative products for our business units.

Each production unit comprises an independent team. This consists of workers, skilled workers and specialists as well as supporters, who are drawn, for example from Work Preparation, Quality Assurance Prototype Construction and Logistics departments. Our products are manufactured in modern manufacturing facilities, configured precisely for Production. The highest quality standards are, of course, observed.

For Production, we are looking for motivated, technically interested employees who value working on varied tasks.

Simultaneous engineering

From the germ of an idea to series production-readiness and beyond.

Simultaneous engineering stands for the continuous optimization of products and manufacturing processes over the entire product life cycle.

The area is organized into the project planning, system and tool management and central maintenance department and is therefore the third largest area in the plant St. Michael ob Bleiburg.

In project planning, the focus is on the economic design of the manufacturing processes. The equipment is designed and industrialized in the internal system and tool management according to specifications. Maintenance is responsible for the technical availability of the production systems and tools and accompanies them over the life cycle.


Always on equal terms – the employees in controlling at MAHLE are equal partners who help operational executives make their decisions. Beginning with a plant controller and extending to country and regional controllers, every company and business unit has its own controller. Expertise on every level. With know-how and a grasp of technology and operational procedures.

The potential assignments in controlling are nearly unlimited. Controllers who have proven themselves can also receive positions in another country. A transfer from controlling to accounting is also possible. And will be supported by MAHLE.

We are looking for employees who have a grasp of numbers and an understanding of business relationships. In addition, they should be interested in our technology. That is the only way they would be able to understand our work as a company and become true partners for our management echelon.

Finance & Accounting

As a financial and accounting employee, you are responsible for ensuring and maintaining the financial transparency of our company at all times.

Whether you are a vendor or debtor accountant, an employee in the asset and general ledger, accounting and tax planning or treasury and cash management – you have great career opportunities in finance and accounting sector. You are all the time in contact with internal and external contact partners.


As global market leaders, our buyers develop, coordinate and implement the best global merchandise group strategies. Procurement market, price and value analyses, national and international negotiations are carried out and development projects supported.

In Europe, our production materials buyers operate in many different merchandise groups. With the support of supplier management, they ensure the optimal selection of suppliers and develop these relationships further. In this way, they ensure smooth supplies to our production plants.

Non-Production Purchasing ensures that the right contractual conditions are in place and that service delivery is of the right quality - from services to office equipment to the production plant.

In the Purchasing department, new employees can expect to be given exciting tasks in an international environment. Our work is project- and team-orientated. Of course, we use state-of-the-art procurement tools, such as SAP, e-catalogue management and online auctions.

Human Resources

From the successful selection of personnel through continuous learning to employee retention and promotion of talent - the competence of the HR department is crucial to achieving our long-term corporate goals. After all, our employees are the guarantors of our success.

In the Human Resources department, we offer interesting entry opportunities in operational staff, personnel development, payroll accounting, recruiting, personnel marketing and other areas. A high level of professional and interpersonal skill is the basic requirement that you should bring with you. After all, varied tasks and a lot of responsibility await you, as well as a variety of career opportunities, including across national borders.

The deciding factor is your commitment in, for example, project collaboration and exchanging experiences with domestic and foreign colleagues. Our global standards and procedures ensure uniform processes.

Other Areas

From HSE – Health, Safety, Compliance & Environment to IT and digitalization – MAHLE has a number of exciting areas where you can contribute your know-how to the company’s success. For instance with the goal of ensuring the health and safety of employees, tap new markets, explore new products or introduce technologies. A lot is possible with innovative ideas, creative employees and sophisticated solutions.

The tasks here are multifaceted as well as the opportunities. In a reflection of this, we offer employees in the broadest array of areas, true challenges that will enable them to continuously grow as professionals. And, of course, the freedom they need to develop their own ideas – local as well as international.