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Equipment/Maintenance Technician 2

Columbus, NE, United States of America | Operations

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 Maintenance Technician on 1st Shift. Overtime is available as needed. Responsible for performing electrical and/or mechanical troubleshooting to determine problems in non-functioning electro-mechanical equipment used in the manufacturing process and facilitates the repair of that equipment to support the demands of production.

Job Location:

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

What you will be doing:

  • Performs Periodic Maintenance on all assigned equipment. 

  • Work assignments are made by automated methods assignments are made via cell phone text messaging. 

  • Completion of work assignments are computer keyboard entries into the maintenance program by the maintenance technician.

  • Equipment priorities must be determined by production demands and interface with production supervisors. 

  • Directions come from the Lead person, but most daily maintenance activities are self-governed and self-driven.

  • Dismantles, adjust, repairs, and assembles equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, operating or repair manuals, rough sketches or drawings.

  • Make accurate inputs repair actions into the maintenance program via keyboard entry as they occur.

  • Receive and prioritize machine repair actions for assigned area.

  • Uses test and diagnostic equipment to perform checkouts.

What you will bring along:

  • 2-year degree in Industrial Electro / Mechanical Systems Maintenance or 5 years of equivalent experience. 

  • Display specific training in Electrical and/or Electronic Theory. 

  • Display specific training in Mechanical Systems Maintenance. 

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings, electrical diagrams and all source materials relating to the operation and maintenance of equipment utilized within the plant. 

  • Ability to quickly diagnose equipment malfunctions and return to operational condition. 

  • Ability to utilize the proper tools and test equipment to facilitate the best repair possible.

  • Ability to perform adequate manipulation and display the manual dexterity required to operate all tools required to affect a proper repair action. 

  • Ability to perform all bending, twisting, and reaching motions to manipulate a load of at least 30 lbs. 

  • Must be capable of using all personal protective equipment required to perform the maintenance tasks required. 

  • Must use all standard electrical and machine safety practices recommended by OSHA.

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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