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Press Operator (nights)

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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 Press Operator responsible for operating and tending all types of production machines.



  • Operates and tends all types of production machines such as several different types of punch presses and feed systems, 4 slide machines, cut-off saws, deburring machines, drill presses and lathes to produce production parts of various metals to include steel, aluminum copper and other resistive materials, as well as some non-metallic materials.
  • Receives work assignments in the form of blueprint, technical specification, sketch or drawing from Supervisor / Production Coordinator as to type of parts that are to be produced.  May consult with Supervisor / Coordinator regarding completeness of the specifications, prints, or sketches and to set up proper tooling, stock feeders, or whatever required for proper machine to produce part.
  • Set-up stamping line per specifications and ensure all raw materials are present and correct. When appropriate advice die makers of the set-up required for the product you will be running. This may involve the use of any or all the equipment described above.
  • At completion of set-up, run an appropriate sample and ensure inspection is performed as required by the appropriate specification. Run products as assigned. Operate manual feed presses and/or RH lines if assigned per appropriate specification.
  • Loads coil stock material onto de-reeler and starts coil stock into dies at proper place as to insure proper tool care.
  • Loads material onto stock feeder reel.  When lead frame parts are made, and parts are put onto take-up reels with interleave paper.
  • Ensure all finished stock is properly packaged labeled and ultimately packaged and ready to send to your customer, after Quality acceptance.
  • Qualified operator and collateral inspector, if assigned to lead-frame production lines.
  • Disperses material from stock as required.
  • Maintains continuous visual inspection for imperfect parts and intermittently makes inspections of parts using micrometer, calipers, or inspection gauges.  Ensures all materials and tools are used effectively.
  • Provides and maintains scrap control.
  • Identifies to Supervisor or Lead-person any specification, equipment, or material shortcomings.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • A familiarity with punch presses, pressroom terminology, equipment, and processes, normally obtained in working at least 3 months to 1 year in a similar work situation.
  • Must be able to accurately identify different types of raw materials.



  • 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