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FormFactor FRT Metrology: That’s us in Bergisch Gladbach

The WeFactor - Come join us!

At FormFactor FRT Metrology, we are looking for motivated people to move forward with us. We strive to be a global leader as a sustainable solution provider of high-quality surface metrology. Join us on this journey.

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Surface measuring instruments – Made in Germany. We make the invisible visible. As a reliable solution provider, we manufacture high-precision optical measuring systems for the analysis of industrial surfaces.

Country fan or city kid

In the Bergisch countryside there is something for everyone. Whether you want to enjoy the Cologne city flair or prefer to be active in the nature. You decide – both are possible.

Centrally located

Whether by bus, train or by car, the Technology Park where we are located is right off the highway to Cologne and has its own bus stop. We are easy to reach.


We are a colorful team of experts, organizational talents, enthusiasts, doers, team players and analysts. We design and build complex measurement systems, equip them with intelligent software solutions, develop and optimize our measurement processes and master their challenges with our customers.

We combine our superpowers: handcraft, knowledge, experience, creativity and passion. The result: The art of metrology™. There is enthusiasm for optical surface metrology in every fiber, in every employee, in every product. We turn our customers into superheroes.

Our beliefs

We are a diverse team of developers, programmers, mechanical engineers, physicists and other experts. We’re all about genuine enthusiasm that’s contagious, friendly respect that we share every day, and valuable sustainability that secures our future. Diversity drives us!

Our treasures


We ignite your enthusiasm: You work with modern (measurement) technologies, can develop individually, help shape and find creative solutions for challenging tasks.


We stick together: Even when we make mistakes, because each of us contributes personally to the team success, we value the uniqueness of each individual and embrace our diversity.


We shape our future: Your ideas and perspectives enrich us; in flat hierarchies we work hand in hand and collect valuable results from project to project.

From All Over the World

We have people of many different nationalities working for us, and we celebrate that. We can all learn and benefit from each other.

Not just a number

We care about how you develop. No matter what you can already do or are still learning. We support you with individual training measures.

Character determines

With us, you can develop your unique character. Network with great colleagues and show who and what you really are.

Become the Person You Want to Be

Our young people will become the brightest minds of the future. We want to encourage them to do so. We support school projects that develop enthusiasm for science. With TuWaS!, school children learn scientific skills through play, and their ability to work in a team and develop language skills is also promoted.

Running in the service of a good cause

We are not professional athletes, but nevertheless we run because it is healthy, motivates us in the team, and serves a good cause in the context of a charity running event. All of these positive aspects encourage us to participate in such initiatives.

WowFactor: Your benefits with FormFactor FRT Metrology

Salary & Vacation

Appealing salary

Smart people can do the math. Based on our self-image as a good employer, we offer you an attractive salary that stands up to industry comparisons.

30 days annual vacation

You’ve earned your time off. With us, you can plan your vacation flexibly throughout the year.

Participation in success

Every quarter you will receive an individual bonus, which is a variable combination of your salary and the company’s success.

Flexitime and compensatory time

Everything is dark, but the light is still on at your workplace? Carpe Diem – our FRT flextime and compensatory time allows you a lot of freedom to use your time optimally.


Flexible home office

You enjoy working from home. That’s no problem with us. You can flexibly divide your week between office and home office days. We are always happy to see you.

Employee stock purchase plan

Well invested. As an employee, you can buy company shares at a discount. This is an opportunity for you to become a shareholder and share in the financial success of FormFactor.

Parking spaces or job ticket

You can choose: Do you come by car and would you be happy about a parking ticket? Or do you use bus and train and would you be delighted about a job ticket?

Corporate Benefits

Well connected. We are a member of Silicon Saxony and thus part of one of the largest microelectronics and IT clusters in Germany with around 360 high-tech players from business, politics and research.

Initial orientation plan

We take care of you. With our intensive initial orientation plan, we make sure that you receive all the important knowledge and skills, and will be up to speed with us quickly.

Twice-yearly check-in

You know where you stand. We know what’s important to you. In order to achieve this ideal state, we hold review meetings twice annually in which we reflect and plan together.

Training & Further Education

You have various opportunities to develop yourself, whether through internal training, with Linkedin Learnings, the FormFactor Mentor Program or individual further qualifications.


English courses on-site

Welcome! Due to our international footprint, English is very important. That’s why we offer English lessons for all levels directly on-site: from beginners to business fluent.

Open working atmosphere

Open doors. Flat hierarchies. We look forward to people who appreciate a friendly and open approach. Because that’s the basis of our great FeelgoodFactor.

International collegiality

Act as a team – win as a team. For us, this is everyday practice at our Bergisch Gladbach location as well as with our worldwide colleagues.

Social Events

Whether it’s a barbecue, a team-building event or a Christmas party, we celebrate the shared experiences that unite us several times a year.

Free drinks

Coffee junkie or tea lover? You can choose between specialty coffee and tea. “All you can drink” is also our motto when it comes to water – with your personal refill water bottle.


Flexible working hours

With us, you have the opportunity to organize your everyday life flexibly in combination with flexitime and home office. With a flexitime arrangement, you can freely determine the start and end of your working hours.

Special leave

Life has plans of its own. We offer paid special leave for the care of sick children or parents and in the event of death – but also for beautiful things such as births and weddings.

Attractive area

The Bergisch land with FamilyFactor: The Bergisch Gladbach region is a paradise for hikers and young families. It offers you numerous hiking trails and bicycle routes, a good infrastructure and healthy nature.


Our facility is surrounded by pure nature, which will invite you to go cycling. That’s why we’re happy to promote your alternative to the car. We are bike-friendly and of course offer secure parking for the bikes.

That's who we are at FormFactor FRT Metrology.

Production Technician

Production Technician

Get to know Helga better

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

Resilient, focused and reliable.

What is your motivation to get up in the morning?

”The best way to predict your future is to create it”.

What superpower would you like to have?

I would like to have the ability to fly. So I would be independent of transportation and quickly get to where my help is needed.


Software Development Manager

Get to know Jan better

What is your motivation to get up in the morning?

To develop new technical solutions while having many degrees of freedom.

What is the biggest challenge in your workplace?

Time management and finding the right solutions to complex technical problems in a short time.

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

Creative, motivating, straightforward.

In what area are you talentless?

Ball sports, whether tennis, golf or soccer.



Admin Assistant

Get to know Beata better

What are your best character traits?

My communication skills, sense of responsibility and empathy.

In what area are you talentless?

Parallel parking.

What is the biggest challenge in your workplace?

To create consistent documentation and organization for myself to cover work plans from start to finish; just in case an error occurs unexpectedly.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The direct contact with people.


Software Developer

Get to know Kai better

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The constantly changing tasks and exciting projects. I also really like working in a team, because as a department we are a team in which everyone pulls together.

What is the biggest challenge in your workplace?

Keeping up with new things and prioritizing properly when dealing with bug support requests.

What item/thing can you not last a single day without?

Sports and sweets.

What superpower would you like to have?

I would like to be able to fly, to be able to cover long distances quickly.

Optical Engineer

Get to know Rolf better

What is the biggest challenge in your workplace?

Pushing our optical measurement sensors to the limits of physical feasibility.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The international environment at our location in Bergisch-Gladbach.

What superpower would you like to have?

Breathe under water.

What is your motivation to get up in the morning?

Become 1% better than yesterday.

Applications Engineer

Get to know Arndt better

What is the biggest challenge in your workplace?

Spontaneous responses to customer requests and inquiries.

What item/thing can you not last a single day without?

Coffee machine.

What superpower would you like to have?

Teleportation, being able to be everywhere without losing time.

What is your motivation to get up in the morning?

Feeding my rabbits, who unfortunately are basically awake before me and of course waiting for their breakfast.




JobFactor: Your future at FormFactor FRT Metrology in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany

TrainingFactor: Studies & training

What would you like: a holiday job, training or direct entry? In our programs for pupils and students you will learn a lot about the professional fields of the semiconductor industry. You will gain valuable practical experience during an internship or during the semester as a working student. During your studies, we will support you with your thesis and then ensure a smart start to your career with a global high-tech leader. What is your future factor? Check our vacancies or simply contact us: hello@formfactor.com. We look forward to your reply.

Students & Graduates


Are you looking for an internship that will help you advance your studies? With pleasure! With us you will enjoy intensive support, gain deep insights into the fields of activity in our industry, take on your own project tasks and get to know a bit of everyday work.

Working student

Welcome to the team! With us you will complete your practical training during the semester, for example in research, development, software development or production. You can do all of that in an international high-tech company with great colleagues and working hours that suit you.


As an international market leader in the semiconductor industry, we are always open to progressive ideas and probing questions. Our experts use their know-how for you and support you professionally in the preparation of your bachelor’s/master’s thesis or dissertation.

Direct entry

Have you finished your university studies? Here we go! In addition to a decent starting salary, we offer you excellent training, a great working atmosphere in an international context, flat hierarchies and the opportunity to actively help shape some of the most important future technologies.

Holiday jobs

Do you want to earn money during the holidays and learn about training and work at the same time? Good idea! We think so too and offer you exciting tasks in our various departments, from office jobs to assembly work.

School internship

How does wafer testing or chip production work? What exactly do engineers, mechatronics technicians or industrial clerks do? During your internship, you will quickly learn a lot about us, our training areas and perhaps your dream job.


Applying is always exciting. For your preparation, we have put together Frequently Asked Questions for you. Is information missing or do you have a personal question? No problem. Feel free to contact us by email or by phone.

General questions

In general, our entire HR team is available to answer any questions you may have about starting at FormFactor / FRT. Robert Lotze and Johanna Schuster (+49 35240 73-164 | hello@formfactor.com) usually make the first contact. Both will be happy to inform you about our vacancies or the current status of your application.

All jobs on our homepage are up-to-date. We are on growth course and are constantly looking for new colleagues. In exceptional cases, short-term changes may have to be made to the job offers. These will be updated as soon as possible. As soon as a job offer is no longer available, we will deactivate it.

No. We generally have no deadlines for receiving your application. When the position is filled, it will go offline.

Yes. In this case, simply select the “unsolicited application” option and let us know which jobs and locations you are applying for.

No suitable vacancy found? Then send us an unsolicited application. We will then use your documents to check how and where we could best place you.

The fastest way is via the Apply button. You are also welcome to send us a link to your profile on XING or LinkedIn to give us a first impression. Or you can send your documents to hello@formfactor.com.

Please send us: cover letter, CV and all training and work references (if available). If you are still studying, a current transcript of grades is interesting. Please also inform us about your cancellation period or your desired starting date. Are you applying for an internship or a working student position? Then please let us know when you would like to support us.

You will receive an automatic confirmation of receipt when you submit the application documents via the Apply button or the e-mail hello@formfactor.com. You will then usually receive initial feedback after about two weeks. If you have any questions, we are always at your disposal. Good to know: The human resources department in Thiendorf oversees the entire recruiting process in Germany and Europe. Your data comes together here centrally.

We prefer to communicate via email. We usually send confirmations of receipt – but also rejections – in this way. With a phone call we will arrange interviews and answer any questions and coordinate all the details with you personally.

Yes. We collect, process and use your data only within the framework of the Federal Data Protection Act. You can find more information about our recruiting policy here: Recruitment Privacy Policy

Usually, at least one HR manager and one colleague from the department will sit in the interview. They will introduce themselves briefly. Then you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself. In addition to your personality, we are particularly interested in your motivation and your previous career. We give you an initial insight into your potential future work environment, team and tasks. Questions from both sides are normal and desired. The conclusion is the discussion of possible next steps.

No. We would describe our style as business casual.

We maintain an open corporate culture and are all on a first-name basis. We also follow this principle on our jobs website and at trade fairs. In the application process, however, we prefer the good etiquette rules of manners.

In general, we do not cover travel expenses. However, if you have to travel a long way (e.g. for the first consultation in Dresden), we offer reimbursement of the costs for the journey by car at a rate of €0.30/kilometer or a second-class train ticket.

Yes. We are always looking for new talents who enrich our teams with their skills and ideas.

You are welcome to apply to us three to six months before your desired starting date. That way we can talk to each other at an early stage.

Unfortunately, it can currently take a little longer (i.e. longer than two weeks) before you receive personal feedback on your application or feedback on your interview. You are welcome to inquire by email if the period seems very long to you.

The first talks will take place (safe for everyone) as a video meeting. But personal contact is also very important to us. We would therefore like to enable you to have at least one interview at the respective location, in which you can also get to know your future colleagues personally.

Your interview will take place in a larger conference room, in compliance with the applicable COVID-19 regulation, in which the minimum distance can be maintained, so that you do not have to wear a face mask during the interview. In the company building itself, we all wear face masks. A test or valid proof of vaccination/recovery must also be presented on-site.

Is your interview approaching? Please get in touch by phone on +49 3524073164 or email

Your interview will take place in a larger conference room, in compliance with the applicable COVID-19 regulation, in which the minimum distance can be maintained, so that you do not have to wear a face mask during the interview. In the company building itself, we all wear face masks. A test or valid proof of vaccination/recovery must also be presented on-site.

Is your interview approaching? Please get in touch by phone on +49 3524073161 or email hello@formfactor.com if one or more of the following statements apply to you:

  • I have stayed in a high risk area designated by the RKI in the past 14 days.
  • I have had contact with a person infected with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • I have symptoms of a cold, flu or COVID-19 (e.g. cough, fever, sore throat or runny nose).

Welcome to FormFactor FRT Metrology! We are very happy that you will enrich our team soon! After exchanging the contractual documents, we will organize everything in the background for your smooth start. As part of the preparations, you will receive all the information about your first day at work from us. Of course, we are available to you at all times for questions, suggestions or requests.

On your first day at work, you will be welcomed by us, the HR department, and in the following 1.5 hours you will receive all the important information (general information, personal access, software used, information options, work processes, etc.). To ensure that your start is a success, we have drawn up a detailed initial orientation plan for you and will also provide you with an experienced team member as a mentor. This will support you with your professional training and will also be there for you with any other questions you may have.

HelloFactor: How to reach us in Bergisch Gladbach

FormFactor Inc. is a global company headquartered in the United States with offices around the world. You can reach us in Bergisch Gladbach easily and directly via email.

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