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R&D Engineer

Image  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, SD, is currently seeking a full-time R&D Engineer to perform research and develoment of specific products based on customer needs and market demand from design inception to finished product, including manufacturing process and controls under general direction of the Engineering Section Supervisor.


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

  • Controls and has design, testing, and engineering production responsibility for one or several routine to moderately complex projects.
  • Performs or directs technicians in evaluation of materials and processes to be used in any project design.  Determines parts fabrication procedures and basic processes to ensure that the design is producible as stated.
  • 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.  Supplies the drafting department with final sketches to be incorporated into the final draft form.  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 of production equipment to immediate supervisor.  Performs design of simple to moderately complex test equipment jigs, fixtures, tools, etc.  Handles line check-out of new equipment.  Serves in a consulting capacity with regard to trouble shooting of prototype or production equipment. Performs cost savings activities.
  • Closely examines production methods, materials, and facilities, constantly seeking out areas of improvement, and initiates any necessary action with vendors and internal Vishay departments to bring about identified product improvement.  Investigates production and process problems and takes necessary action to bring about practical and effective solutions.
  • Regularly works with customers regarding product design, specifications, materials, and manufacturing capabilities.
  • May be called upon to re-evaluate and redesign specific products for advancement beyond customer or military specification requirements.
  • May be required to travel to discuss customer problems involving assigned product or to investigate product-related problems in the field.


Experience You'll Need:

  • Requires a Bachelors degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Materials, Metallurgical, or Chemical Engineering or its equivalent.
  • Zero to five years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • A high level of mechanical aptitude and ability to translate design and process ideas to useable specifications is required.
  • Ability to work independently to develop or manage complex projects.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and/or project leader.
  • A high degree of customer service orientation.



  • 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