METAS as an employer

We are all the METAS 

Welcome to METAS. Where Switzerland is most accurate. The Federal Institute of Metrology METAS develops internationally agreed reference masses and passes them on to the Swiss economy, research and administration with the required accuracy through calibrations. To this end, it operates a high-grade laboratory infrastructure.

Become part of METAS

We offer you professional challenges in a dynamic and interesting environment. As an employee, you benefit from the diversity of our work.

All employees support each other with expertise and skills. We are interested in the work of our colleagues. We all learn from each other by thinking along. We are never satisfied with what we have achieved. We look to the future.

We promote a motivating working environment in which cooperation, appreciation, transparency, understanding and trust are upheld. 

What we offer you

We offer you a lot of personal responsibility in your work. We respect and support the compatibility of professional and private life and promote individual development opportunities. We also offer attractive employment opportunities and conditions. 

Care to work here?

Find with us the position, the university internship or the apprenticeship that suits you perfectly. Experienced professionals, junior staff, career changers, students and graduates, pupils - people with different abilities and with knowledge from various industries and special fields are welcome and highly valued at our company. 

Charter for equal pay in the public sector

METAS has signet the charter for equal pay in the public sector (end of November 2019).

Signatories Charter: Companies with a public-sector mandate (incl. METAS)


Last modification 17.07.2024

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Federal Institute of Metrology
Sector Human Resources and Organizational Development
Lindenweg 50
CH-3003 Bern-Wabern
T +41 58 387 01 11

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«Immediately after my one-year internship, I received a temporary position as a clerk in the secretariat, which is intended for apprenticeship and internship graduates. After another year, I was able to take on a responsible and permanent position in the personnel department. This, although I did not yet meet all the requirements. A great opportunity to gain a foothold in human resources management!» 
S.S. (1997 / Administrator Human Resources)
«After my job interview at METAS I knew that I would love it here. Not only the possibility of an apprenticeship in the diverse divisions satisfied me, but first of all the affectionate atmosphere. Furthermore I can apply my knowledge of languages and improve it with native speakers.» 
J.M. (2000 / Apprentice 3rd year)
«After my graduation, I came to METAS as a scientist.Here I really like that I can work on my project independently and that there is well equipped laboratory available for it. What I also especially like is the atmosphere and general helpfulness among the colleagues in the same group just as from other divisions. The possibility of comparing notes with other researchers on conferences or project meetings helps additionally to enlarge the own knowledge.» 
M.E. (1988 / Scientist)
«I really appreciate the open and transparent communication at METAS. In the departments you are invited to ask questions and experience, in addition to the excellent expertise, a great helpfulness.» 
F.G. (1975 / Technician)

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