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R&D Engineer

Yankton, SD, United States of America | Manufacturing Engineering

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 www.Vishay.com.

Do you want to help us build the DNA of tech?  Vishay, Yankton, SD, is currently seeking a full-time R&D Engineer to perform engineering of specific products from design inception to finished product, including manufacturing process and controls under general direction of the Engineering Section Supervisor.

Job Location:

This position is located on-site Yankton, SD.  We are situated in Southeast South Dakota: on the banks of the Missouri River and minutes from Lewis and Clark Lake where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

What you will be doing:

  • Controls and has design, testing, and engineering production responsibility for one or several routine to moderately complex projects.
  • 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 required to travel to discuss customer problems involving assigned product or to investigate product-related problems in the field.

What you will bring along:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Three 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.

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.   

We also offer paid vacation to enjoy your out-side of work passions as well as personal time to take care of those doctor visits we usually like to put off until later.

Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.

Vishay 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 HR.Operations@Vishay.com assistance.

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