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Vishay Dale in Columbus, NE is currently seeking a full-time Test Technician responsible for performing appropriate component tests according to Military, Industrial, Customer or Dale/Vishay specifications on passive electrical components.


Primary Responsibilites: 


  • Operates sophisticated testing and measurement equipment as Computerized DC Resistance Reading Stations, computer and LAN programs for scheduling and data entry and test report completion, Digital Multi-meters with Kelvin Fixtures, Handheld Multi-meters, Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Testers, Megohm Bridges, Power Supplies, Impedance Analyzers, Environmental Chambers and Special Test setups/fixtures.
  • Uses computer terminal to log test request and product detail data.  Uses LAN system and reading stations to read and log detail test performance data into computer. Prepares printed copies of completed test reports and reviews reports for data completion and accuracy.  Errors may have serious impact on manufacturing operations.
  • Composes test reports for publication, filling in detail comments, supplemental information, reference failure notice report numbers, failure analysis report numbers, test temperatures, test equipment asset numbers, and page numbers.
  • Acquires proficiency in the use of a calculator for Ohm’s Law calculations, electrical Power calculations, and Power of 10 mathematical relationships for electrical components.
  • Coordinates testing, due to day-to-day variations by readying, rereading, interpretation, and then performance of test methods of complex and detailed Military, Industrial, Customer or Dale/Vishay specifications with considerable cross-referencing necessary.  Requires considerable learning and attention to detail.  Misinterpretation can have severe negative consequences in the form of test failures of test anomalies.
  • Creates workload and test plan schedules and sets workload priorities per Qualification, Lot Acceptance, and Evaluation test plan needs and per Reliability Test Lab Operations Supervisor.
  • Consults with the Special Test Supervisor or Facilities Engineering personnel to set-up new, unusual, or unique tests, test sample configurations or special test filtering.
  • Use basic hand tools such as soldering iron, pliers, side cutters, Exacto knife, screw driver, wire strippers, thermometers, etc. that are required in wiring, soldering, and assembly of test apparatus/fixtures.  Operates small calculator and computer terminals on a regular basis.  Sets up AC and DC power supplies for electrical power type tests.




High School diploma or equivalent is required with inclusion of basic mathematics and science courses for nomenclature exposure. Two years minimum experience in this or comparable test lab environment is required; background in electrical component manufacturing or production experience in Dale/Vishay production area is a plus for proper handling and testing of components in the test lab environment.Successful completion of Test Lab training subjects is required.  A Test Technician certification test or equivalent is required to hold this position.  Must be computer literate to operate various microprocessors or personal computer configurations and associated software.


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