Platit AG is a Swiss company that manufactures and markets coating equipment for the cutting tool industry. It is widely regarded as a technology leader in Physical vapor deposition PVD coating technology. Platit was founded in 1992. The company's headquarters are located in Selzach, Switzerland. Manufacturing plants are located in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. There are 19 sales offices on 34 countries including the US.

PVD coatings are typically applied to cutting tools – such as drills or endmills, molds and dies, and machine components to extend their lifetime. Typical PVD coatings include Titanium nitride (TiN), TiCN, or TiAlN.

Platit manufactures Cathodic arc coating units to deposit PVD coatings. Tools or machine components are loaded into a vacuum chamber, and heated to several hundred degrees Celsius to start a process in which metal from cathodes is evaporated and deposited on the substrates. Typically, cathodes are planar (flat), while Platit's LARC process (LAteral Rotated Cathodes) features cylindrical cathodes that have several advantages over the traditional setup, including the ability to deposit smooth coating surfaces and nanocomposite structures.

For more information please call 855-4PLATIT (855-475-2848) or Contact Us.



Current Job Openings:

We are seeking a candidate for a position as a Service Technician for our North American operations, which includes US, Canada and Mexico. The ideal candidate will be responsible for provide full support for our current install base of PVD Coating machines and accessory equipment

Benefits Offered -   Medical, 401K, Vision, Life, Dental

Employment Type - Full-Time

Duties will include the following:

  • Provide customer support, guidance and training with current installations
  • Troubleshooting customer issues and provide solutions in-person or remotely
  • Performing installations and support of new equipment sold as well as customer training
  • Perform and develop equipment maintenance programs

Platit, Inc. is a Swiss company that manufactures and markets PVD coating equipment for the manufacturing cutting tool industry. Since 1992 and with over 250 employees world-wide, Platit is well known as an innovative company with a strong support policy which prides itself on “being there when you needs us”. Platit brings the latest "dedicated coatings" to the today’s marketplace and has its US office centrally located in the Chicago-land area (Libertyville, Illinois). We are a company with many opportunities for growth both in North America as well as globally.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Working knowledge of the vacuum coating processes.
  • Good electrical, electronic and mechanical knowledge along with computer control systems experience.
  • Customer oriented skills to develop long-term relationships of confidence and trust.

Platit, Inc. will provide all necessary product /equipment-specific training as it pertains to installation and maintenance of its coating machines and peripheral equipment. The training will include will start with a session in our Swiss corporate facilities as well as continual education throughout your career. This is a position poised for career development and long-term growth. We believe in investing in our team members by empowering their contribution. Chicago metro area is culture-rich and great place to raise a family. We do provide relocation assistance for the right candidate.

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Bachelors degree; equivalent experience may substitute 2-4 years of experience a manufacturing or industrial industry related to machining and cutting tools and or 2+ years of experience with field service. Broad understanding of manufacturing processes from a users perspective.
  • Knowledge regarding PVD solutions and surface treatments preferred. Effective verbal /writing skills and proficiency working with MS Office (i.e., Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Experience interpreting various mechanical and electrical schematics along with the ability to troubleshoot coating equipment using testing tools as well as customer input.
  • Must be energetic, goals-driven, result-oriented, and high-energy to be effective in this role.
  • Must be willing to travel overnight minimum of 30% both domestic and some international.
  • This position requires residence in Chicago-land, IL USA or within 1-hour driving distance.


Platit, Inc. currently offers its employees a group health plan designed to promote illness prevention and a healthy lifestyle which includes dental and vision. Our 401(k) plan provides you with an opportunity to contribute a portion of your compensation on a pretax basis to a retirement account with a 3% matching contribution.


For more information please call 855-4PLATIT (855-475-2848) or email:

EOE/AA: All are encouraged to apply.


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