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Director R&D

Columbus, NE, United States of America | R&D

Job Description

We are seeking great talent to 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.™

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH).  Learn more at

Do you want to help us build the DNA of tech?  Vishay Dale Electronics – Columbus, NE is currently seeking applicants for a Director – R&D.  Responsible for product development and strategies to ensure effective achievement of research and development objectives. 

Job Location:

Vishay Dale Electronics, Columbus, NE is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of resistors and e-beam technology.   There around 600 employees currently working in Columbus, NE.  We are one of the largest employers in the Columbus Area.

What you will be doing:

  • Per division objectives, sets the research and development direction for optimal division product development, manufacturing excellence, etc. in order to maximize potential.
  • Participates at high level meetings and sets forth policies and plans to achieve R&D excellence, in concert with quality assurance, sales growth,  headcount planning, etc.
  • Approves budgets and capital expenditures as set by top organizational level.
  • Selects appropriate subordinate R&D management group to ensure smooth R&D operations to support company objectives and provides training as required.
  • Develop and maintain 5YP R&D direction with Marketing, Business Development and Division Management
  • Provides technical direction regarding potential acquisition targets and subcontracting partners

What you will bring along:

  • 15 years R&D experience.
  • MS or PHD in Materials Engineering or Physics preferred

What can we offer you for your talent:

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.   Benefits include medical, vision and dental insurance, 401k with company match, paid time off, employee assistance program, and tuition reimbursement.

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 committed to a workplace free of harassment and unlawful discrimination. We do not engage in discrimination or harassment based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, political affiliation, union membership, covered veteran status, protected genetic information or marital status in hiring and employment practices.

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.

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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