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Become part of our team. We are looking for doers, creative minds, and people who are passionate about their projects. Does that fit with you? Then 1600 colleagues worldwide are looking forward to meeting you.

The Extrusioneers

Machines for the international market from a Group where people know each other.

We are a medium-sized, family-run group of companies that supplies systems and components for plastics extrusion all over the world. Customers use our technologies to produce films and nonwovens that are used to make products for the hygiene, medical, and food industries, among others. It takes more than steel and iron to build such highly specialized machines as ours. It is the committed, excellently trained people with a zest for action who have made our company successful for over 100 years: our 1600 employees – the Extrusioneers.

Working at Reifenhäuser

What we do for you

We support your personal and professional development

Whether you are studying for an MBA, master craftsman certificate, or studying parallel to work, we support your personal development and offer further training. We discuss the best solution for you in regular staff appraisals.

We understand families

We assist you in finding a work-family balance. We have a parent-child workroom with office workstations for short-term care emergencies. During the long summer vacation, we support you with vacation childcare.

We promote fitness

We subsidize membership of the Urban Sports Club that gives you access to over 40 sports. We also organize regular sports events, such as running events, massages, or lectures on healthy nutrition.

We support your pension

As a Reifenhäuser employee, you benefit from the pension fund set up by the metal and electrical industries and receive employer contributions to your pension.

We offer flexible working hours

Schools, kindergartens, and the care of relatives all have fixed times that are not changeable. Working time is flexible to a certain extent. Our flextime and part-time schemes are adaptable to your private life so that you can respond flexibly on a day-to-day basis.


Reifenhäuser Keep Fit

Under the motto "Keep Fit", we offer various fitness promotion activities. This can be a lecture on the topic of "healthy nutrition", participation in the XLETIX, a massage, or even a walking competition during lunch break. At irregular intervals throughout the year, we invite you to do something for your fitness and health. There's no question about it - sports and exercise are an ideal balance to your job. That's why the cooperation with the fitness provider Urban Sports Club is a firm pillar of our Keep Fit program.

Our Keep Fit program is very close to my heart because a lot is happening for the health of our employees. With the Urban Sports Club offer, we hope to motivate a lot of people to try out a sport or to exercise more often than before. It is possible to arrange a basketball game with colleagues today, and tomorrow I'll be doing Zumba at the gym around the corner. What's perfect is that the offer is available to everyone in Germany, regardless of location."

Gisela Ellermann
Keep Fit coordinator

Kununu Top Company 2023

Reifenhäuser awarded as Kununu Top Company 2023

Reifenhäuser has been awarded the Top Company 2023 seal by the employer rating platform Kununu. Reifenhäuser currently has 126 ratings from employees, applicants and trainees on Kununu. The ratings result in an average of 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5.

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What makes us Extrusioneers

Our corporate culture

Openness & Communication

We put the facts on the table.


We take responsibility for what we do.


We are good at what we do.


We have the skills. We have the know-how. We need to understand.


We say what we do and do what we say.

Your opportunities at Reifenhäuser

Take the next professional step.

High-school students and trainees
High-school students and trainees
Passion is the best way to start a career. If you are just as enthusiastic about machines as we are, then you've come to the right place.
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University and college students
University and college students
No matter whether you started your studies already, are in the middle of them, or are looking for the right subject for your final thesis, we support your project.
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We are looking for experienced employees and young professionals who take the lead and see solutions instead of problems.
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Working at the Extrusioneeers

Become part of our team

At Reifenhäuser I always have the chance of further training. I started here as a lathe operator, then as a milling machine operator. Now I operate a computer-controlled machining center that manufactures our screws.”

Nathan Traut
Nathan Traut
Meta cutting machine operator

If you have good ideas and show that they work, Reifenhäuser is quick to give you more freedom and responsibility.”

Dr. Anna Rottstegge (PhD Mech.Eng)
Dr. Anna Rottstegge (PhD Mech.Eng)
Research and Development

University and college students

No matter whether you started your studies already, are in the middle of them, or are looking for the right subject for your final thesis, we support your project. Our development engineers will share their knowledge with you and introduce you to practical research and development on our high-tech facilities at the Technology Center. We look forward to the new impetus and ideas that you bring with you from your studies. In return, we are happy to share our experience with you.

These courses of study are a perfect fit for us

  • Plastics Technology
  • Process Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration

Your entry-level opportunities

Your benefits

Experienced employees who are willing to share their time with you
Practical assignments, appropriate to your studies
Exciting projects
Honest feedback
Large network
Hands-on technology


We are looking for experienced employees and young professionals who take the lead and see solutions instead of problems. We value committed and independent work. In return, we provide you with further training, qualify you for new tasks, adjust your salary in view of your increased qualifications, and promote your individual career.

Possible fields of activity

  • Research and Development
  • Design
  • Production Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Sales
  • Service
  • Assembly
  • Order Processing
  • IT

What else you should know

Frequently asked questions

Are the jobs on the career site up to date?

Only the current vacancies are listed on our careers page. We immediately remove filled positions from the list.

How do I apply?

When applying for a job at Reifenhäuser, the following basic rule applies: Restrict documents such as references and certificates to those documents that are essential for the job. We will contact you if we need more detailed information.

Please apply online using the "Apply now" button and observe the rules for online applications mentioned there.

Please send us the following documents with your application:

  • Cover letter
  • tabular CV
  • References and further training certificates (the most important ones)
How does the job interview work?

We usually have two interviews. If you are still interested in the position after the first interview, we will give you a specific task to work on at home. You will then present your results in the follow-up interview. This helps us to better assess your working methods and personality, and gives you a first insight into what we expect from you. In the ideal case, it will show that you and Reifenhäuser are a good match.

I would like to send an unsolicited application. What do I have to do?

Is your dream job not yet available? Then sign up for our job newsletter and we'll keep you up to date as soon as there's something suitable for you.

Do you have a clear professional goal? A special qualification or a special internship wish? Then take the initiative yourself and apply online for your desired position:

What happens to my documents if I am not eligible?

If you are not currently eligible for the position you have applied for, you may be able to find something at a later date. We would therefore like to contact you again if a suitable vacancy arises. For this reason, we store your application documents in our internal talent pool in accordance with our data protection regulations. Please inform us immediately if you do not agree with this procedure. Simply send an e-mail to the following address:

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Can I also apply in writing by post?

We look forward to receiving your online application. If this is not possible for you, we will be happy to advise you on +49 2241 481 169.

Are there any commercial apprenticeships?

At the moment we do not offer training for commercial professions. But who knows, maybe that will change soon! Then you can find the jobs here.

Do you offer trial days or internships?

As a rule, we participate in the Girls and Boys Day. This is a good opportunity for high-school students to look behind the scenes at Reifenhäuser, the mechanical engineering company, and get to know about training professions. The next Girls and Boys Day will take place in 2024.

We offer one-day internships in individual cases. Please send your application including your motivation online to unsolicited application – and we will see what is possible.

Are you studying mechanical engineering, plastics, or process engineering? Or something similar? We look forward to welcoming committed students who are interested in doing their internship with us as part of their studies! Please send us your application online: speculative application.