We are Vishay Itzehoe

Vishay Siliconix Itzehoe GmbH is the most cutting-edge wafer factory in the Vishay Group. Since 1996 we have been producing Power MOS transistors for use in automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics. In the coming years we will be opening an additional chip factory at the site, specifically for the 300 mm wafer technology. The expansion is expected to meet the future demand from the automotive industry. This requires us to double our production capacities and create around 150 new jobs in Itzehoe. We are proud of our role in actively helping to shape the future of chip technology and advancing electromobility. Join the team and work together with us on the DNA of tech™.

  • "We manufacture a high-quality product that is used worldwide. There is a huge amount of know-how in the company."

    Arjan Schacht, Manager Equipment Maintenance

  • “A fantastic team environment—from the apprentices through to management, everyone has a voice."

    Dr.-Ing. Jingxiang Su, Senior Engineer Process Transfer & Integration

  • "We foster a close-knit atmosphere that treats everyone as equals. This is something that we strive to retain even in hectic times."

    Lena Bellmann, Purchasing 

  • "It is exciting to operate in a growth market and experience our constant expansion."

    Dr. Chetan Singh, R&D Engineer

A wafer passes through up to 250 process steps in the cleanroom. This takes between five and 12 weeks.

Around 500 employees currently work in Itzehoe. This is expected to rise sharply due to the expansion plans. We are one of the largest employers in the region.

A 200 mm wafer contains up to 200,000 components; they are a fraction of a micrometer in size (diameter of a human hair: 70 micrometers).

We are practically omnipresent

The Power MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors) that we develop and build are essential components for switching and converting electrical power as well as for power management. Our customers install these semiconductor components in high-tech products, such as cell phones, tablets, and game consoles. They are used in virtually every area of life, including in the automotive, computer, and communications industry, among others. The likelihood that you are holding a product that contains a Vishay component in your hands right now is extremely high.

Get ahead with Vishay Itzehoe

As one of the largest employers in northern Germany, we are firmly established in our home area between Hamburg and the North Sea coast and we are fully aware of our responsibility for the people and the region. We provide challenging jobs and high-quality training and development for all our employees. After all, they are what makes the company strong. But we also foster an open, close-knit work environment that allows everyone to contribute their specific skills and abilities. Together, we are part of a corporate culture that supports respectful dialog, integrity, clear goals, and responsible management. We share our knowledge with each other, learn from each other, and join together to build the DNA of tech™.

Our services

Every day, we give our best to help shape the technology of tomorrow. This requires motivated and committed employees. And, to ensure that you feel comfortable here in the long-term and enjoy your career, we make sure that your commitment is optimally rewarded. We offer:

  • A full-time job with attractive remuneration, based on the collective agreement as per the job description, and flexible working hours
  • The option of a lifetime work account for a sabbatical or early retirement
  • Varied fields of activity, further training and advancement possibilities
  • Contributions to the company pension
  • Bike leasing, parking spots, sport, gym, and spa offers, helpline, company and sports events

Career at Vishay Itzehoe

We are constantly on the lookout for employees who will join us on our journey of innovation and who are excited about the future. Are you a true team player, appreciate a collegial work environment, and want to work on the DNA of tech™ together with us? Then we should definitely get to know each other. Get in touch or apply for one of the advertised positions.


The tasks in the Admin area are extremely diverse. From controlling through to HR, and purchasing through to sales, there are a whole range of topics that are important to ensure the smooth operation of a company like Vishay Itzehoe.

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Is problem-solving a hobby of yours? Not too worried about working with higher voltages? In Service, you are responsible for maintaining and repairing production plants and their ongoing development.

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Building Services

To ensure smooth production, the team needs a constant supply of materials and resources (e.g., gases and acids). The tasks in this area also extend to the recycling and disposal of used substances and materials.

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Want to work in one of the cleanest areas in the world and get up close and personal with our product? In Production, you are responsible for machining our "wafers" and make an important contribution to the manufacture of the components.

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Interested in developing new processes and improving existing ones? These activities also include keeping one eye on production and its challenges as well as working on solutions.

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Looking forward to an exciting and varied training environment? As a TOP training organization, you will have plenty of opportunities to develop and realize your strengths. We offer training courses in the office, IT, warehouse, and production area.

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Your training at Vishay Itzehoe

At Vishay Itzehoe, we offer you excellent career opportunities in six different skilled occupations from the Production, Maintenance and Repair, Logistics, and Management areas. And don't just take our word for it. We are one of the TOP training organizations in our region as selected by the Kiel Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We also offer skilled occupations in the areas of office management and IT. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions on our training offer. Raffaela Hühn, Human Resources, Tel. 04821-174740 Ausbildung. Itzehoe@vishay.com would be pleased to hear from you.

  • You are at the heart of our machines. You set up the plants, qualify them for the correct processes, start them up, and usually also operate them. In our production area in particular, this job requires the utmost care and interest in technology. Training period: 2 years 

  • Have you always found math interesting and can't decide between mechanics and electronics? Then this is the job for you. You test and measure, service our machines, repair machine parts, install control units, and program systems. A huge amount of variety and a job with fantastic future prospects. Training period: 3.5 years 

  • In this job, you work directly on our DNA, the microchips. You learn how to work with etched holes and grooves, metal contacts, ions, and chemical reactions to build a functioning system that can transfer data and bring electronics to life. Do you enjoy "tinkering" and are patient and organized? Then this is the job for you. Training period: 3 years 

  • You will become a specialist in creating and setting up computer systems by taking on software tasks as well as working with the PCs, servers, and their interconnection. And the learning doesn't stop once the training period ends: as the IT sector, just like our DNA of tech™, is constantly changing and developing, we offer our employees a range of further training activities. Training period: 3 years. 

Our site in figures

Vishay Siliconix Itzehoe GmbH has been producing Power MOS transistors for 25 years and currently operates the most cutting-edge wafer factory in the Vishay Group. Around 500 employees develop and manufacture semiconductor components for use in automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics. Our company headquarters is located in Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, at the heart of a region that is quickly developing into a technology and innovation powerhouse in Germany. The county seat of Itzehoe has good transport connections to the city of Hamburg via the freeway and public transport network, while its proximity to the Elbe and the coast make it an excellent place to pursue a range of leisure activities.


The future at 300 mm

Vishay Itzehoe is an important partner for customers, particularly those from the automotive industry. The products are used in start/stop generators, engine control systems, entertainment systems, and anti-lock braking systems, among other things. In 2015, we moved the entire production of our automotive MOSFETs from the USA to Itzehoe. Due to rising demand, we are expanding our capacity with a new 300 mm factory in addition to our 200 mm production plant. A new 4,000-square-meter cleanroom will double our production capacities and create around 150 additional jobs. The first stage of construction started in 2022.

The cleanest workplace far and wide

Ensuring the highest possible quality of these particles, measuring just a fraction of a micrometer, requires outstanding production processes and extensive technical know-how. Our "cleanroom", the centerpiece of the production area, uses a special ventilation system to keep the number of dust particles as low as possible. To do so, the air is constantly blown down from the ceiling where it exits the room through the perforated raised floor. The temperature and humidity are also kept constant. As people are usually the greatest source of particles and other contaminants, our employees only access the cleanroom departments with special overalls, overshoes, masks, and gloves.


How can we help?

We look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to help or take your comments and suggestions on board. You can reach us by phone during usual business hours.

Jobs and careers Jana Neumann, 04821-1747-86
Press inquiries Maike Hüttmann, 04821-1747-27

Presseanfragen: Maike Hüttmann

04821-1747-27, itzehoe@vishay.com

Jobs & Karriere: Jana Neumann

04821-1747-86, hr.itzehoe@vishay.com


Vishay Siliconix Itzehoe GmbH
Fraunhoferstr. 1, 25524 Itzehoe

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