Mecana Umwelttechnik GmbH
Career at Mecana
Become part of the Mecana family. We are a motivated and international team. Our corporate culture promotes team spirit, initiative and innovation. We offer a wide range of professional opportunities, individual entry options and a varied daily life.
Join us on future challenges of sustainability and water treatment. Our projects take us to many regions of the world. We are always looking for dedicated employees to join our family.
Currently we are looking for:
Are you open-minded and interested in environmental issues? Do you enjoy challenges and want to work in a dynamic team to find new solutions? Feel free to apply spontaneously or contact Ms Susi Van Reenen (
As a Swiss company, we are traditionally close to nature and the topic of the environment and sustainability is in our genes. For Mecana, sustainability starts with the solution. Our solutions are focused on durability and low energy consumption for years. When selecting our partners and suppliers, we rely on regional/national companies for which sustainability is important.
With our technologies, we help to ensure that wastewater converts back into clean water and that multiple uses are possible. In this way, we support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. With our sustainability strategy, we aim to make a positive contribution in the following four areas.
Our research contributes to the conservation of resources and we realise a sustainable water cycle. Clean and safe water is vital for a healthy ecosystem and the future of the next generations.
You are surfing on a CO2-neutral homepage. Sustainable knowledge transfer is our affair of the heart. With our employee environmental challenge, we raise awareness among the Mecana family and reduce our footprint.
Diversity is important to us, our employees feel comfortable at work and carry our positive spirit to the outside.
Our solutions contribute to the careful use of resources. We are constantly working on optimising material cycles; consequently, during the production of our technologies, we pay attention to a recycling-oriented culture.
|2022||Further major orders from Germany and Saudi Arabia. Joint trade show appearance at IFAT with Aqua-Aerobic, Fuchs Enprotec and Metawater.|
|2021||Largest orders: Mecana receives 3 large orders with a total of 89 filters within one year|
|2016||Mecana and Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. become part of METAWATER|
|2015||First PCMF plant for the retention of Powdered Activated Carbon in Lahr and Laichingen (Germany)|
|2014||Partnership with Eliquo Hydrok UK Ltd. starts well: Mecana supplies filters for London Deephams (GB)|
|2013||Market entry of PCMF filters for Micropullutant removal. PCMF for the retention of Micro-GAC|
|2012||Start of research on the removal of Pulver Activated Carbon in Stuttgart (Germany) and helminth eggs in Spain witht OptiFiber Pile Cloth Media|
|2010||The worldwide installed area of Pile Cloth Media exceeds 50,000 m2|
|2010||Mecana Umwelttechnik GmbH and Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. join forces. First PCMF for Road Runoff in Bern (Switzerland)|
|2007||OptiFiber Pile Cloth Media is used for the first time for tertiary filtration in Leibnitz (Austria)|
|2006||Pile cloth media filtration becomes big. Order for 14 Disk Filters in Oldenburg (Germany). Birth of UV disinfection after PCMF|
|1999||Mecana receives the order for 128 non-metallic Chain & Flight Sludge Collectors in Hamburg Dradenau (Germany)|
|1997||First PCMF goes into operation at WISMUT in Schlema Hartenstein (Germany)|
|1996||Patent registered for PCMF|
|1995||Mecana moves to Reichenburg into the more than 7,000 m2 factory premises|
|1995||Birth of Pile Cloth Media Filtration. PCMF replaces needle felts in cloth filtration|
|1994||Start of research into cloth filtration with pile cloth fabrics|
|1991||Installation of the first non-metallic chain & flight sludge collector in Fehraltorf (Switzerland) and start of cooperation with Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.|
|1990||First cloth filter with disks for tertiary filtration in Wetzikon (Switzerland)|
|1989||Mecana Umwelttechnik AG founded from the environmental technology department of Mecana S. A. and disk filters patented|
|1984||Patent application for comb filters as the original form of disk filters|
|1971||Patent applied for an immersion trickling filter compact system|
|1970||Development of the Biospiral as a compact solution|
|1968||Commissioning of the first Mecana cloth filtration in Schmerikon (Switzerland)|
|1964||Mecana startet in wastewater technology|
|1956||Foundation of Mecana S. A. in Schmerikon (Switzerland)|
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