Internships provide the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience for students, who are looking for a future career in a particular area. Usually, internships can be a compulsory part of a university degree program. Both, the intern and the company benefit from this model: the student gets the opportunity to apply his theoretical knowledge from his studies and gain practical working experience. The company, on the other hand, can establish contact with potential future employees at an early stage.

"Advancing future technologies and my career."

Oliver, Development Engineer (Process Control Monitoring), X-FAB Erfurt

Oliver started his professional career at X-FAB in Erfurt, Germany, right after graduating from university. For him, the job at X-FAB was the perfect fit after obtaining his degree in technical physics. 
As a development engineer, he works mostly on his own and independently, but appreciates the interaction with customers and colleagues.

Oliver is responsible for testing the wafer at the end of the manufacturing process before it is delivered to the customer. His tasks include designing the test layouts, programming the equipment in the clean room, performing electrical tests and, finally, evaluating the test results with the customer.

Those results ultimately have an impact on whether production of a specific device can be continued. 

"I am involved in the overall process of making the product. Having this insight makes me really proud. I am an interface both internally and externally. Internally, I deal with different departments: from process development to product management to quality assurance. Externally, I am in direct contact with the individual customers."

It is fantastic that I can contribute to making our customers’ products better with my work.

As a development engineer, Oliver works mostly on his own and independently, but appreciates the interaction with customers and colleagues.


When are you satisfied at the end of a working day?

It makes me happy, when my measurements make sense, uncover problems and help others.


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Interns at X-FAB

We offer students the opportunity to gain experience in production, engineering, customer service, quality, human resources and technology. No matter if you are looking for an internship, want to write your thesis or plan a direct entry after graduation, with us you will already take responsibility in your first technical project.

You can also take the classical route: After you have gained initial experiences with X-FAB as part of an internship or your thesis, the doors are open for you to join the company directly after graduation.

As a partner, you will be supported by experts with many years of professional experience. We are always looking for dedicated students with great communication skills, who are self-organized and work independently.

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