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Entry Level Operator

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Vishay manufactures one of the world's largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. We help the world's most in-demand technologies come to life. Every day our products touch your life and the lives of people across the world, though you likely do not know it. Come join us and help us build The DNA of tech.


Do you want to be a part of the critical infrastructure in today's growing technology? Vishay Dale in Columbus, NE is currently seeking a full time Reel Packer responsible for operating the reel packing machine.



  • Cleans and sets up machine.
  • Makes changes in spacing discs, adjusts machine to proper width.
  • Changes fingers and adjusts tension and setting.
  • Removes, cleans and reinstalls (to the .006th of an inch) straightener shoes.
  • Cleans straightener rollers. Installs new tape and adjusts to exact width.
  • Installs and removes lead cutting attachment.
  • Adjusts pressure on taping wheels.
  • Adjusts the receiving hopper and Synthon feed bowls.
  • Changes, reels and adjusts pressure constantly on reel driving mechanisms.
  • Adjusts, cleans and checks Photo Cells Control.
  • Adjusts mechanical counter.
  • Loads units into Synthon by proper orders and items.
  • Starts machine, adjusts speed of lead straightener and taper.
  • Gives close visual attention at all times to insure machine is operating properly.
  • Watches reeled units for missed spacing, replaces or inserts units when necessary.
  • Splices areas when necessary and helps checks counts on reels.
  • Assists with ordering material to be used for reel packaging.



  • High School diploma or equivalent. Some light lifting, continual use of hands at or above shoulder height.
  • Some exposure to noise from Synthon Bowls. 
  • Assumes the ability to operate machinery and equipment, read blue prints and interpret routing production specifications.



  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401 (k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement



This position requires access to information subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. As such, this position is open only to applicants who qualify as “U.S. Persons” according to U.S. federal law.


Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally. Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.


 Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer