A career at RUF Maschinenbau

RUF Maschinenbau is a family-run business, now in the second generation, that specialised in the development and production of briquetting systems more than 35 years ago. At our headquarters in Zaisertshofen (Bavaria), around 100 employees develop and manufacture briquetting machines using modular construction methods for use with wood, metal and other residues. As the world market leader in this field, RUF has sold more than 5,000 briquetting machines to date, in more than 100 countries. Since we export 70 – 80 % of our machines, you will find that the working environment at RUF is becoming increasingly international.

Our customers include renowned international companies operating in the wood, biomass and metal processing industries. We are passionate about making an important contribution towards conserving resources and putting unused residual materials to good use.

“Our employees are our most important resource. That is why we have an extensive range of additional benefits that are intended to create a workplace where our employees can enjoy their work.”


-Roland Ruf, Managing Director-

What we offer our employees

Your advantages

  • Attractive bonuses (holiday bonus, special payments, company pension scheme, overtime premiums)
  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 days’ holiday
  • Free snack service, fruit and drinks
  • Programmes to promote health and communal areas for socialising
  • Continuous professional development
  • Work clothing and protective equipment


  • Apprentice industrial mechanic

Speculative applications

We are always on the lookout for qualified staff. Feel free to send a speculative application to personal@brikettieren.de


Training at RUF

As a family company, we train a comparatively high number of young apprentices. Our in-house training workshop guarantees the best possible conditions for learning and working. The focus is always on allowing a person’s abilities and personal skills to develop to the full extent. As we have offices worldwide, we can also offer our apprentices the opportunity to gain international experience in other countries.

Interns & students

Are you still at school or a student who would like to get to know our company? We also offer internships. Or take the opportunity to complete a “dual degree course” (including periods of both work and university study) with us in collaboration with the Kempten University of Applied Sciences, leading to a degree in Mechanical Engineering.