We are Vishay Itzehoe

Vishay Siliconix Itzehoe GmbH is the most cutting-edge wafer factory in the Vishay Group. We have been producing power MOS transistors for use in automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics since 1996. In the coming years we will be opening an additional chip factory at the site, specifically for 300 mm wafer technology. The expansion is expected to meet future demand from the automotive industry. This requires us to double our production capacities and create around 150 new jobs in the German town of 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, Equipment Maintenance Manager

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

    Dr.-Ing. Jingxiang Su, Senior Engineer for 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's exciting to work in a growth market and be part of constant our expansion."

    Dr. Chetan Singh, R&D Engineer

A wafer passes through up to 250 process steps in the cleanroom which takes between 5 and 12 weeks.

Around 500 employees currently work in Itzehoe. This number is constantly growing due to our expansion plans. We are one of the largest employers in the region.

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

Vishay's components are everywhere

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 build these semiconductor components into high-tech products, like cell phones, tablets, and game consoles. They are used in virtually every area of life, including in automotive, communications and computer applications. 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 between Hamburg and the North Sea coast and we are fully aware of our responsibility for the people and the region. We offer challenging jobs and provide high-quality training in skilled occupations and continued professional development for all our employees. After all, they are the company's real strength. But we also foster an open, close-knit working 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:

  • Permanent employment with attractive remuneration, which may even be linked to a collective agreement depending on the type of job, and flexible working hours
  • The option of a lifetime work account for a sabbatical or early retirement
  • Varied fields of activity, continued professional development and opportunities for advancement
  • Contributions to the company pension
  • Bicycle leasing, parking spots, sport, gym, and spa offers, a helpline, and company and sports events

Career at Vishay Itzehoe

We are constantly on the lookout for employees to join us on our journey of innovation and who are excited about the future. Are you a true team player, do you value a collegial work environment, and do you want to work on the DNA of tech™ with us? Then we should definitely become acquainted. Get in touch or apply for one of the advertised positions by following the "Vacant positions" link or by using the "Search jobs" at the end of this page with the keyword "Itzehoe".

Administration

The jobs in Administration area are extremely diverse. From financial controls through to human resources, and purchasing through to sales, there are a whole range of domains that are important to ensure the smooth operation of a company like Vishay Itzehoe.

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Service

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 continued 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 jobs in this area also extend to the recycling and disposal of used substances and materials.

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Production

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 play an important part in the manufacture of our components.

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Engineering

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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Training

Looking forward to an exciting and varied training environment? As an award-winning training organization, you will have plenty of opportunities to develop and realize your potential. We offer training programs in the office, in IT, in the warehouse, and in production.

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Your training at Vishay Itzehoe

At Vishay Itzehoe, we offer you excellent career opportunities with six different skilled occupation programs in production, maintenance and repair, logistics, and management. And don't just take our word for it. We have been named a top training organization in our region by the Kiel Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We also have skilled occupation programs in office management and IT. IPlease feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the training we offer by contacting Raffaela Hühn, Human Resources at +49 (0) 4821-174740 or via e-mail at ausbildung.itzehoe@vishay.com, who would be glad to help 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 you 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 networks. And the learning doesn't stop once the training period ends: the IT sector, just like our DNA of tech™, is constantly changing and evolving, which is why we offer our employees a range of continued professional development options. 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 are located in Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, at the heart of a region that is quickly developing into a technology and innovation powerhouse in Germany. The district of Itzehoe has good transport connections to the city of Hamburg via the highway and a public transportation network, while its proximity to the river 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, from the automotive industry in particular. Its 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 in Germany. 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-sqm 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. Since people are usually the greatest source of particles and other contaminants, our employees only access the cleanroom departments with special overalls, overshoes, face masks, and gloves.


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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 Monday to Friday during usual business hours.

Jobs and careers Jana Neumann

+49 (0) 4821-1747-86, itzehoe@vishay.com

Press inquiries Maike Hüttmann

+49 (0) 4821-1747-27, hr.itzehoe@vishay.com

Vishay Siliconix Itzehoe GmbH
Fraunhoferstr. 1, 25524 Itzehoe, Germany
+49 (0) 4821-170

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