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Material Lab Technician

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Vishay Dale in Columbus, NE is currently seeking a full-time Material Lab Technician responsible for performing failure analyses and other laboratory analyses according to standard techniques and procedures.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Performs failure analyses and write failure analysis reports.
  • Performs routine laboratory analyses including dye penetrant analyses, optical microscopy analyses, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analyses, energy dispersive spectroscpopy (EDS) analyses, black light inspection, solvent or acid decapsulation of electrical components and mounting and sectioning of metallographic samples; prepares reports summarizing work and results.
  • Monitors inventory of supplies and prepares purchase orders for acquisitions as needed.
  • Files laboratory documents.
  • Writes specifications for lab procedures.
  • Performs equipment maintenance.
  • Performs special tasks or duties as assigned by the Material Analysis Engineer/Supervisor.



Good laboratory, analytical and computer skills.

Able to work with personal computers in writing reports; performing optical microscopy, SEM or EDS analyses; analyzing data; and entering/ retrieving information from a database. 

Able to work with graphical, page layout, word processing, scientific data analysis, image acquisition, database, e-mail and EDS software.

Equivalent to a high school education.

Two years as a lab technician or equivalent, or specialized training equal to two years of college or technical school.


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

Nearest Major Market: Lincoln