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TDK Electronics in Heidenheim

TDK Electronics in Heidenheim, Germany, currently employs around 600 people and manufactures a wide range of leading-edge products. A strong team of engineers, technicians and skilled workers is engaged in research and development of innovative components and solutions, primarily for automotive and industrial electronics. The Heidenheim site also stands for the development of new products, manufacturing processes and automation concepts that are used in TDK Electronics plants worldwide. The largest share of the production volume at the site is accounted for by inductors, which are used among other things in high-performance automotive electronics systems.

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TDK – a Global Player

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TDK Facts

  • Headquarter: Tokyo, Japan
  • Product brands: TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda
  • Sales of about USD 15.6 billion in fiscal year 2022 (ending March 31)
  • Extensive R&D, manufacturing and sales network
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A Big Family Around The Globe

About 117,000 employees powering more than 200 factories, R&D, and sales offices in more than 30 countries.

  • Asia (excl. Japan)
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Americas
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Main Businesses

  • Passive components
  • Sensor application products
  • Magnetic application products
  • Energy application products
  • Others

TDK Electronics Heidenheim

The Heidenheim site was founded in 1947 and is thus one of the company's most traditional sites. For many years now, the plant has been focused on the development and production of innovative components, primarily for the automotive industry in Europe. The product that is manufactured here by far the most are miniaturized data line chokes. The inductors are installed in many comfort and assistance systems, both in models with combustion engines and in electric vehicles. TDK Electronics holds a global market share of more than 80 percent with these components. Because the share of electronics in vehicles is steadily increasing and the corresponding systems are becoming ever more complex, demand for these products continues to rise. The site has therefore continuously built up capacity and commissioned a state-of-the-art automated warehouse system operated by robots.

A pleasant working atmosphere and good collegial interaction are important to us at the site. Our employees are involved in the plant's own fire department and come together for joint training before the annual city run. Regular health offers round off the prevention program at the site.

Also important to us is the support of the E-Motion racing team at Aalen University. Every year, the students build vehicles for Formula Student, a design competition of more than 500 universities worldwide.

The racing team created the following video about the cooperation with TDK as a sponsor:

 Plant

Established

1947

Employees

600*

Patents

154

* 30 % of employees work for other TDK sites worldwide (development, logistics, quality management, business administration).

Reliable Transmission

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At our sites in Heidenheim, Szombathely in Hungary and Hongqi in China, we produce around 1.5 billion chokes per year, primarily for automotive applications. These inductive components enable the reliable transmission of data between control units and sensors in cars, an essential precondition for autonomous driving systems, for example. Power inductors are an integral part of the power supply for processors

We cooperate with IC companies and convert their requirements into innovative and highly reliable inductors using state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. We accompany our products from the initial idea to series production. This is what makes our work so exciting!

Function Without Faults

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In the Power EMC business unit, we develop and produce EMC components such as filters and chokes for industrial and automotive applications to suppress radio interference and ensure electromagnetic compatibility. Our development department designs customer-specific products for worldwide use. We work closely with TDK Electronics sites in Hungary and China as well as with international customers.

Efficient Supply

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For the development, testing and sampling of customer-specific products for the market of inverter systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, we run an engineering center for film capacitors. Specialists in electrical engineering, mechanical design, equipment and process engineering, and information technology work in close coordination with purchasing, product marketing, sales, and manufacturing sites in Europe and Asia. In this way, we offer the best possible support and performance to customers worldwide.

International Cooperation

We develop and produce inductors for the rapidly growing market for signal transmission, power supply and signal filtering - essentially for automotive applications. These include autonomous driving, driver assistance systems and control units for airbags, electric steering or automatic transmissions, among others.

Our highly specialized engineers for product development, manufacturing process development and design work to develop and produce new products that are successful on the market. About one third of the site's employees are assigned to support TDK plants in Europe and Asia. It is not only the technical exchange that is exciting, but also an understanding of the respective other cultures. 



Career Opportunities

TDK offers motivated graduates, trainees, well-trained specialists and professionals with work experience excellent entry-level opportunities and long-term prospects.

Experienced Professionals

Are you already in the professional life and looking for a new challenge?

Visit our job offers for “Experienced” and find the right new job for you! Take the next step in your career with us!

We offer attractive training opportunities and many additional benefits!

You want to work on solutions for state-of-the-art technologies? Join our international team – we look forward to receiving your application!

Current Openings

Young Professionals

You have successfully completed your training or studies?

You want to shape the future and make a difference? At our site in Heidenheim, we work on state-of-the-art technologies and manufacture a significant part of our products directly on site.

We support committed employees in taking the next step in their career with the company.

You want to become part of our international team in a future-orientated industry? Visit our job offers for “Beginner”.

Current Openings

Trainees, Dual Studies

You have finished school and are looking for an apprenticeship with a future?

At the Heidenheim site you can do your apprenticeship as an industrial mechanic or mechatronics engineer. Our trainers are directly on site and take care of your training full-time in our modern training workshop.

You want to study and earn your own money on the side? Then apply for a dual study program in the commercial or technical field.

During your apprenticeship, you will receive internal and external training opportunities, hat you can start immediately in your profession after your successful completion.

A takeover after the apprenticeship is very important to us!

We are looking forward to your application!

Current Openings

Working Students, Interns, Final Theses

You are studying successfully at a college or university and are looking for the right company for your internship semester or your final thesis?

Visit our career page for our job offers for interns or final theses!

Current Openings

You are also welcome to send us an initiative application and let us know your preferred main focus.

You are a student looking for an exciting challenge for your internship?

Send us an initiative application and get to know our apprenticeships and dual study programs.

Benefits

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Flexible Working Models

Our flexible working (time) models can help you strike the right work/life balance. Examples include:

  • Flextime (except in shift work)
  • Part-time arrangements 
  • Special leave in response to specific requirements (in accordance with TDK's Work Policies)
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Covered by Collective Bargaining Agreements

Our workforce is covered by a collective bargaining agreement, pursuant to which staff on the collectively agreed pay scale receive special benefits such as

  • 30 days' vacation entitlement
  • Additional vacation pay
  • Payments to employees’ retirement savings plans
  • Special payments pursuant to collective bargaining agreements
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Company Doctor

Our company doctor will is on hand to advise you and provide prophylactic check-ups. The services provided include 

  • Healthcare advice for business travel
  • First aid
  • Eye tests
  • Vaccinations
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Social Counseling

External social counseling provided by the company supports you in challenging life situations such as

  • Reintegration into the workplace after a prolonged illness
  • Difficulties at the workplace
  • Personal and family-related challenges
  • Nursing care for relatives

All advice is provided confidentiality and with full anonymity.

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Career Development and Continuing Education

Whether you are a trainee, career beginner, seasoned specialist or experienced manager, you will find career opportunities suited specifically to you at TDK. You and your superior will work together to plan your professional development, enhancing your skills and adding to your wealth of experience as you complete varied assignments in an international environment. The continuing education we provide will help as you progress.

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Company Retirement Benefits

We always keep your long-term future in mind. Our employer-funded defined-contribution benefit plan helps you to prepare now for your future retirement.

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Sports and Healthcare Offerings

Your health and fitness is important to us. We therefore place the following services at your disposal:

  • Prophylactic check-ups
  • Advice on healthy eating
  • Sports activities
  • Cut-price fitness studio membership
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Cafeteria

Most of our development and production facilities have in-house cafeterias offering a selection of freshly prepared meals.

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Parking and Public Transportation

We want your journeys to and from work to be relaxing, not a burden. Our facilities have good links to local public transportation and provide parking space close to your workplace. Additionally, we offer our employees a subsidy for public transportation passes.

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Performance-related Pay

At TDK, performance pays dividends. We pay performance-linked bonuses that reward outstanding dedication and excellent results.


How is Working in Heidenheim?

Thomas Doerken, Site Management

 Thomas Doerken

“With its qualified employees, modern production facilities and good infrastructure, our location offers excellent conditions for success in international competition. Together, we are mastering the challenges of new technologies such as electromobility and autonomous driving!”

René Osthold, Head of the Power EMC Business Unit

 Rene Osthold

“We support the E-Motion racing team at Aalen University with advice and support as well as financial resources. It is a matter of the heart for us to accompany the young students in their intensive hobby.”

Tanja Majer, Technical Purchaser

 Tanja Majer

“The Heidenheim City Run is a great event and I'm happy to represent TDK as an enthusiastic middle-distance runner.”

Melanie Goettle, Head of Product Controlling

 Melanie Goettle

“Our motto 'One TDK' brings us closer together. I am a senior controller, a plant firefighter and head of an international charity project. All this is possible at TDK in Heidenheim!”

Wolfgang Fischer, Equipment Mechanic in Retirement

 Wolfgang Fischer

“I've been with the company for 50 years. We all work together as colleagues to keep everything running.”


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Johannes Peltzer

Johannes Peltzer

Human Resources

+49 7321 326 299

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TDK Electronics Heidenheim

Heidenheim Plant

TDK Electronics AG

In den Seewiesen 26
89520 Heidenheim an der Brenz
GERMANY