Component Engineer

 Help us build the DNA of tech.



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.


Where You'll Work & The Scope:

Vishay, Yankton, South Dakota, is currently seeking a Full time Component Engineer responsible for performing mechanical design engineering functions primarily of custom components, from design inception to finished product, including verification activities to assure readiness for production.  SolidWorks used for modeling software.


How You'll Help Us Build The DNA of Tech:

  • Works with technical resources (from suppliers, industry standards,customers and within Vishay), to gather needed inputs and generate custom component designs for one or several routine to moderately complex projects.  Requires understanding of how said designs interact with peripheral components and affect overall system design outputs
  • Works with Vishay Design and Process Engineering to plan and in some cases execute applicable validation activities on said designs. Including but not limited to reliability testing, FAI inspection, etc.
  • Fabricates or directs technicians in the fabrication of prototype models for test purposes.  Redesigns any components as necessary following test procedures to meet performance specifications.  Maintains adequate documentation to provide product history and any other pertinent information necessary for the design and production of assigned products.
  • Recommends improvements, modifications and possible new design concepts to Product Design Engineering.  Performs design of simple to moderately complex test equipment jigs, fixtures, tools, etc. 
  • Programs and executes routines on Computer Measuring Machines (CMM) for validation of product design, including streaming point cloud data to Smart Profile GD&T software for analysis of performance against GD&T requirements
  • Regularly works with customers and suppliers regarding product design, specifications, materials, and manufacturing capabilities.


Experience You'll Need:

  • Three to five years Solid Modeling experience in a technical related area is desirable.
  • A high level of mechanical aptitude and ability to translate design ideas to useable specifications is required.
  • Must be able to work independently to develop or manage complex projects.
  • The ability to work effectively as a team member and/or project leader is required.
  • A high degree of customer service orientation is required.
  • Must be a US citizen due to ITAR product restrictions
  • Experience with Military product standards a plus
  • Requires a Bachelors degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or its equivalent.



  • 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” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.


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.


It is the policy of Vishay to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.


As an equal opportunity employer, Vishay is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact assistance.

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