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Every company can be as successful as its employees. We therefore realize how important it is for all 500 people who make up the ZKL team to feel good about their work. We have been building on the professional and unique know-how of our employees and their passion for the field of mechanical engineering for 100 years.

Why become part of the ZKL team?

We are a company with deep roots

We are a company with deep roots

We are a company with deep roots 
Everything that is turning needs its bearing. The one that drives ZKL combines long-standing tradition, stability and the potential for further growth. We are a company with purely Czech roots which have been really deep since 1921. And there is a growing interest in our products.  Both in the Czech Republic and in industries around the world - from companies that produce trains, machines in steel mills or demand huge bearings for propellers in wind turbines.  
 
We create space for your career growth

We create space for your career growth

There are over 500 of us in total. You will find among us graduates gaining experience and worthy employees with in-depth expertise. The production of the products themselves is unique: it requires great precision. Every day at ZKL offers a variety of works. That's why our employees stay with us for many years and grow professionally - from beginning trainees to senior positions. And you can too - career growth has its doors wide open.
We walk ahead

We walk ahead

You will also find classic conventional machines but we are constantly modernizing our production. Making work easier for our employees and speeding up production are the main reasons why we are increasingly investing in modern technologies.
Working with us also has a lot of benefits

Working with us also has a lot of benefits

In ZKL, it's not just about work. We regularly meet at events for whole families, company-wide parties or active trips by bike and on foot. You will certainly use of one of the many benefits we offer our employees.
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Who are we looking for right now?

Become part of the ZKL team. Take a look at the positions; we are currently looking for new reinforcements and let us know about you. Haven´t you found a suitable offer for you? Contact us anyway. Maybe we just need someone like you!

What do our employees say about working in ZKL?

ZKL - Ing. Sabina Kováříková
I joined ZKL in the last year of my studies in Engineering Mechanics at Brno University of Technology. At that time, I started working as a part-time worker in computer programs and performed simpler stress analyses of bearings. After graduating, I started working as a project engineer in 2020. In addition to calculations, I also deal with project management and design activities. I am now involved in the development of tapered roller bearings for wind energy. The diversity of work and the opportunity to find out which areas I enjoy the most and which I would like to focus on in the future - this is working in ZKL.
Ing. Sabina Kováříková
Project engineer
ZKL - Ing. Miroslav Scholz
Twenty years in ZKL have shown me that work definitely does not have to be just a conventional stereotype, but I can constantly grow professionally. Heat treatment metallurgist: this was the position I took on twenty years ago in ZKL. After a few years, the main metallurgist of the plant took me to the ZKL section focused on research and development.  Since then, I have been working on contracts from other Group companies and for external customers. This allows me to constantly deepen my knowledge and keep in touch with world events in the field. In 2015, thanks to the experience I gained, I passed the exams and became an authorized expert for general engineering, specializing in rolling bearings and accessories.
Ing. Miroslav Scholz
Metallurgist at the Testing Laboratory
ZKL - Ing. David Macháček
Diversity of work and a good work team are the main benefits of working in ZKL. I joined ZKL as a part-time worker in 2016. At that time, I studied Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Brno University of Technology.  After successfully graduating, I decided to continue as a junior designer under the guidance of experienced designers. I developed from a starting position and were entrusted with increasingly complex and important tasks. These include, for example, the construction of bearings for the railway industry, wind energy and other special bearings. I deal marginally with the construction of tools for sheet metal forming. Since 2020, in addition to purely design work, I have been involved in the creation and approval of new development projects.
Ing. David Macháček
Senior designer and deputy head of the Design department
ZKL - Ing. Libor Procházka
The bearing industry is characterized by maximum precision in production. And that is why, after many years in the technical development of the engineering company, I moved to ZKL. Since 2001, as a part of the company, I have undergone a major modernization of the bearing design, from the design board to the most modern development software with the support of numerical simulations. Now I work with the entire design team on specialized projects in the railway segment and in wind energy. The pillar of the team are employees with many years of experience and the middle, already experienced, generation.
 
Ing. Libor Procházka
Head of the Design department
ZKL - Alessandro Serreli
In ZKL, I work in the sales division where I am in charge of customers from Western Europe. I speak several foreign languages with my customers which helps me keep my language skills active. For example, I negotiate with the largest wind turbine producers in the world. The development of renewable energy production is a growing global trend and I am glad to be part of it. In addition, the nature of my work requires frequent trips to customers, participation in international conferences and trade fairs. I am an active person, so the alternation of working in the office with working in the field satisfies me. 
Alessandro Serreli
Head of the Sales division for Western Europe
ZKL - Irina Lashchinina
In ZKL, I can focus on my work focus and at the same time make full use of my mother tongue - Russian. When the offer came from ZKL, it was a clear choice for me. I am in charge of customers from Russia, Ukraine and the post-Soviet countries. When working as a Back Office Manager, I use my knowledge of the Russian market and mentality. In addition, with a colleague who comes from Ukraine, we form a well-functioning team.
Irina Lashchinina
Back Office Manager
ZKL - Jakub Ontko
In ZKL, I do what I like. After joining ZKL, I went through various work stations and today I am working on the newest and most modern machines in Hall No. 5, the so-called central grinding room for large bearings. The production of large bearings is about piece production, so my job is diverse: from the machine's own programming to its operation and maintenance. I especially enjoy producing the largest bearings that we supply to thermal and wind power plants.
Jakub Ontko
Machine operator
ZKL - Ladislav Hrůza
In ZKL, I am satisfied because my team is doing a good job. I have engineering in my blood. It is our family tradition. I have been working in the field of quality management and product quality all my life. After my apprenticeship, I gained some work experience in Zbrojovka Brno, where I went through the whole process and gained valuable experience. I continue to develop them in ZKL where I have been working for 17 years. I am proud that we do our job in the team so well that our company receives only a minimum of complaints.
Ladislav Hrůza
Head of Technical control
ZKL - Lukáš Fiala
Production work is not an everyday stereotype. I worked in ZKL for 6 years as a technologist and then I started working as a foreman. I have the opportunity to develop and try new things, operations or machines. I enjoy that technology is constantly developing and innovating. There is still something to learn, and that moves me forward.
Lukáš Fiala
Shift leader
ZKL - Marek Sladký
My work drive is especially encouraged by a good team and the possibility to agree with the management on shift planning. Combining work and personal life is simply not a problem here. In the last 30 years that I have been working in ZKL and the production technology has changed significantly but the grinding process has remained the same. And grinding is not always only about grinding - in ZKL we also use, for example, cross-grinding technology, which only some production companies have. I operate both older conventional machines and the latest technology. 
Marek Sladký
Machine operator and chairman of Trade Unions
ZKL - Viera Goláňová
I have been working in ZKL for 16 years and I still feel very good here. One of the reasons I enjoy working so much is my great colleagues. At the same time, I appreciate that the management listens to its employees. I'm glad to say: my work is my hobby.
Viera Goláňová
Assembly worker

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Bc. Tereza Ficová
Bc. Tereza Ficová
Head of Group HR Department
Romana Čadílková
Romana Čadílková
HR Manager
Ing. Veronika Šikulová
Ing. Veronika Šikulová
HR Manager ZKL Brno
Marcela Havlíčková
Marcela Havlíčková
HR Manager ZKL Klášterec nad Ohří

If you join ZKL, you will get the following benefits:

Extra absence leave

Extra absence leave

After 12 months, the employee gets up to 25 days of leave.
Performance bonuses, meeting goals

Performance bonuses, meeting goals

Set system of monthly, quarterly and annual bonuses based on performance or fulfilment of specific goals.
Catering in the canteen

Catering in the canteen

Subsidized meals directly at the company's premises.
Career development

Career development

We have a system of corporate education and development. You will get the opportunity to learn the work on modern technologies in production.
Corporate events

Corporate events

Every year we organize a traditional cycling trip, hiking tours, Family Day or Christmas party.
Reward for recruiting a new colleague

Reward for recruiting a new colleague

If you recruit a new colleague, you can get a reward of up to CZK 10,000.
Gifts for work anniversaries and birthdays

Gifts for work anniversaries and birthdays

Rewards after every five years of service and on the 50th, 55th and 60th birthday.
Pension or unit-linked life insurance contribution

Pension or unit-linked life insurance contribution

Contribution of CZK 1, 000 per month after 12 months of work.
Allowances for children's school and extracurricular stays

Allowances for children's school and extracurricular stays

Contribution of CZK 250 per day and child.
Language courses

Language courses

Language courses take place every week according to the level of knowledge.
Rehabilitation and exercise allowances

Rehabilitation and exercise allowances

Contribution of CZK 750 per year after 12 months of work.
Discounted telephone tariffs

Discounted telephone tariffs

The employees have the opportunity to use up to five SIM cards with special mobile operator tariffs.