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FormFactor worldwide: Leader in high precision test equipment

FormFactor Inc. is a leading provider of high-precision test and measurement technologies. Almost every groundbreaking innovation – from 5G to autonomous driving – has its FormFactor. Why? Because the major semiconductor manufacturers around the world use our precision wafer test equipment for their research and chip development. As part of our large FormFactor family, you will actively shape current and future technologies.

HomeFactor: FormFactor in Thiendorf

High-tech surrounded by nature. In the global FormFactor network, we play a central role in development and production. Our state-of-the-art plant is located in the wonderfully green suburbs of Dresden. This is where pure nature meets infrastructure: including daycare centers, schools, a sense of community and the shortcut to the city. With 30 to 60 relaxed minutes on the Autobahn, Cottbus, Dresden, Meißen and Radeberg are on the doorstep.


FormFactor in Thiendorf

Main production site

Since 1990 we have been innovating in test and measurement technologies. In the FormFactor network, we are a main production site for precision wafer test equipment. From here we serve the leading manufacturers in the semiconductor industry.

Live local. Work global.

International customer projects are just as much part of our daily business as teamwork with our more than 2,200 colleagues worldwide. In Thiendorf we have around 180 employees in the areas of research, development, procurement, production, administration, sales, service, marketing and shipping.

Silicon Saxony

FormFactor is part of Silicon Saxony: Europe’s largest microelectronics / ICT location and the fifth largest worldwide. We are networked with some of the most modern semiconductor fabs in the industry as well as with successful tech hubs.




Small teams. Much responsibility.

Your competence, your job. You work in small teams and find your solutions.

Complete product cycle

You are part of the entire product process, from development to shipping.

Shift-work? No thanks!

With us there is no shift or weekend work, even in production.

Your beat. Your working hours.

Flexitime, short core times and home office in many areas are our tools for organizing your working hours.

At home all over the world.

We work internationally: in intercultural teams and with customers around the globe.

Part of something big.

Every measurement and testing device that goes through your hands has the potential to change the world. Our industry has a great prospects and a high SuccessFactor for your personal career.

EventFactor: Let’s get to know each other.

Who and what is FormFactor? Which jobs do we have? Which prospects do we offer to you? Who are the people behind FormFactor? Is the chemistry right? Whenever possible, we are on tour and look forward to getting to know you. You will meet us at carreer events, in universities and schools. Or just visit us in beautiful Thiendorf.

Here are our next dates:

WowFactor: Your benefits at FormFactor


Salary & Vacation

Attractive salary

Great minds can count on us. We offer an attractive salary that stands up to comparisons within the industry.

Special payments

Warm rain twice a year. In addition to the attractive annual salary, we pay vacation and Christmas bonuses.

Employer-funded pension

Live today, think about tomorrow. From the third year of employment, we offer employer-financed company pension schemes.

Sickness Allowance

We’re there when things get serious: From the second year with us, we offer a sick pay supplemen. The respective duration depends on the length of employment with us.

Vacation

We enjoy 30 days of vacation (instead of the statutory 20 days). On top of that, there is paid special leave for family emergencies, but also for special occasions such as weddings or births.




Participation in company success

Your commitment pays off. As part of our bonus program, we let you participate in the company’s success.

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.

Selgros employee card

Relaxed shopping. If you wish, you can get your own Selgros card from us, which gives you access to many discounts and offers.

Travel allowance

Whether e-bike or car. For the daily commute, we provide financial support on top of the salary.

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 six-monthly meetings in which we reflect and plan together.

Mentor-Mentee Program

Get ahead together. We promote interdisciplinary learning across departments and create the framework for the exchange of knowledge and experience.

Individual training

Our industry is highly dynamic and we love bright minds. Therefore, we give you the opportunity for professional training and individual development.

English courses on-site

Welcome! Due to our internationality, 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 Thiendorf location as well as with our worldwide colleagues.

Company events

We are family. Our company events are an integral part of our corporate culture – and always a special highlight for the entire workforce.

Excellent office equipment

Healthy and smart. All offices are equipped with ergonomic furniture. Our meeting rooms are equipped with modern conference tools.

Coffee & canteen

Our canteen offers you seven different dishes every day. Water and coffee are available free of charge for everyone throughout the company.

Nature & connection

High-tech in the midst of nature. We work surrounded by forests and meadows and yet are well connected by cycle paths and the Autobahn. Our company pond is a popular chill-out zone.




Flexible working hours & home office

Flextime, short core times and home office in many areas are our tools with which you can structure your working hours, your work-life balance and your FamilyFactor.

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.

E-bike charging station

Love your bike? Many of our colleagues cycle to work. For your trusty bike we have a garage and charging stations for e-bikes.

Job-Bike

Our factory is surrounded by pure nature, which will invite you to go cycling. That’s why we are happy to support your alternative to the car.

Attractive area

Commuter belt with FamilyFactor: The Thiendorf region is a magnet for young families. It offers affordable housing, a good infrastructure, healthy nature and lots of leisure activities.

  Broschüre

This is us at FormFactor.


Juliane
Technical Training Instructor


For me, the international service training courses are the icing on the cake.

Juliane
Technical Training Instructor

This is what Juliane says about her work at FormFactor

Juliane, what are you currently working on at FormFactor?

I always have several irons in the fire. On the one hand, I am currently completing the move of our service information portal to a new platform. On the other hand, I am preparing an online training course that will inform our service staff about our newly released prober software.

What do you enjoy most about your work at FormFactor?

I enjoy working across departments and in a collaborative manner. In my research for instructions and training courses, I depend on many people. It is always a give and take. For me, the international service training courses are the icing on the cake. For this, I work in Japan or the USA once or twice a year.

What fascinates you about your job at FormFactor?

By working for a supplier in the semiconductor industry, you are always on the cutting edge. This gives you a good impression of what technology can do today, but also what it can’t do yet. Through the continuous further development of our products, I keep learning new things.




What fascinates me about my work is that as a software developer I also have to solve mechanical and physical problems.

Jens
Software Developer

This is what Jens says about his work at FormFactor

Jens, what is your job at FormFactor?

I work as a Software Engineer on the further development of our machine software. I am responsible for many areas in the backend and frontend.

What do you enjoy most about your work at FormFactor?

I particularly enjoy working with our international colleagues and the wide range of tasks. The exchange with Application and Service Engineers who are in contact with customers allows me to develop and implement my own ideas for improvements or new products.

What is your personal FamilyFactor?

The work-life balance works very well. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a doctor’s appointment in the morning, picking up my children from daycare in the afternoon and occasional evening telephone conferences from home – the flexibility to schedule my working hours and the great acceptance of mobile working from supervisors make everyday life a lot easier for me.




My FutureFactor is the certainty of working in an industry that will continue to grow.

Markus
Engineer

This is what Markus says about his work at FormFactor

What is your job at FormFactor?

After starting as a mechatronics engineer 10 years ago, I switched to the test field two years later. Since then, over 100 wafer wafer probe stations have been set up, tested and prepared for customer requests. So you can say I am the quality control of all components in their entirety.

What fascinates you about your job at FormFactor?

What fascinates me most is the constantly evolving technologies and being one of the first to build, try and test new products for the semiconductor market.

What is your personal FutureFactor?

My FutureFactor is the certainty of working in an industry that will continue to grow.




All colleagues are super nice and you are immediately recognized as a full team member.

Anna
Administration Specialist

This is what Anna says about her work at FormFactor

What is your job at FormFactor?

During my traineeship as an Industrial Clerk, I was able to get to know all kinds of departments and carry out department-specific tasks, such as invoice verification in accounting or inventory in the warehouse. All in all, the training is very multifaceted. Now I’m in production control, where I check orders for their accounting completeness, for example.

What do you particularly enjoy about your work at FormFactor?

Definitely the variety. You learn so many different things during the training period and grow with the tasks you are given. In addition, no order is like the other. There are always smaller or larger challenges that need to be overcome.

What is your personal feel-good factor?

Finding a traineeship in a rural area is unfortunately not that easy, as there are hardly any commercial training companies here. I didn’t want to have a long commute to work and now I live only two towns away. In addition, all colleagues are super nice and you are immediately recognized as a full team member.

JobFactor: Your future at FormFactor in Thiendorf

TrainingFactor: Studies & training at FormFactor

What would you like: 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 you.


Students & Graduates

Internship

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. And that in an international high-tech company with really nice colleagues and working hours that suit you.

Theses

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

University finished? 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.

Training

High-tech is your thing? Then an apprenticeship as a mechatronics engineer  is just right for you. Are you more interested in business? We also have the perfect training for that. Just get in touch with us.

FAQs

Applying is always exciting. For your preparation we have put together an FAQ for you. Information is missing or 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.

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! 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 Thiendorf

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


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