II-VI Highyag Careers

We are an innovative technology company supplying top of the range products for a growth market and synonymous for excellence in high-power laser materials processing. As a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated, we combine the strengths of our technology-driven parent company with the flexibility of a medium-sized enterprise. We know that all our employees are part of our success and therefore attach great importance to trustful cooperation and the continuous further development of our organization.

We as an employer

We are a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated and are among the leading suppliers of laser material processing solutions worldwide. At our location in Kleinmachnow near Berlin, we employ a workforce of more than 200, and we are present worldwide with branches in Europe, Asia and the US.

Our portfolio includes beam guiding systems and laser processing heads. Beam guiding systems, in the form of laser light cables, and beam coupling systems guide the laser light from the light source to the processing head. Laser processing heads direct the laser light precisely to the spot on the workpiece where the laser is needed for cutting, welding or brazing. Our main customers are the automotive industry and machine tool industries.

We owe our success to the knowledge and experience of our employees. This coins our corporate culture, which is open and communicative and enables cooperation rooted in trust. Every single employee contributes towards our company’s success with their knowledge and willingness to assume responsibility. Our team’s passion and commitment are the driving force behind our company.

Benefits for employees

We want our employees to feel comfortable. This is why we pursue an active health management policy and offer a number of additional benefits, such as a company-funded pension scheme and financial support for child care facility costs. At the same time, we want also offer a wide range of professional development options in order to motivate and support our employees.

Company heath programs
Our employees’ health is a very important asset. We are determined to make the work environment healthier in every way so that our employees feel comfortable and stay healthy. Examples include our flextime system, free refreshments and fruit as well as the employee running groups which were established as part of the annual Berlin company run.

But equally important to us is to encourage our employees to live a healthy life and we support this through training sessions on health issues, employee health screenings as well as monthly health tips.

II-VI HIGHYAG owes its success to its highly motivated and committed employees. We honor this by contributing towards the personal social security of our workforce. Our comprehensive social benefits include accident and health insurance services above and beyond statutory obligations. We support our employees by contributing towards child care costs for children under the age of six as well as savings schemes through employer contributions to pension and saving programs. The benefits provided by II-VI HIGHYAG are supplemented by a voluntary, success-related bonus that is paid on a quarterly basis.

Further training/personnel development
Our employees’ knowledge is key to our success. We therefore motivate and support our staff to avail themselves of professional and personal further development measures. We offer internal and external training as well as useful coachings and workshops. These measures include measures to foster language skills as part of an internal language course program.

Besides supporting in-company training, we are a recognized training company for commercial professions and as part of the cooperative study system offer positions for university students studying technical subjects.

Training and university studies

Promoting young talent is important to us. We therefore invest in the future of students at school and university level. Even school students are given the opportunity to gather first hands-on experience during a student traineeship term. Successful school-leavers can chose between top-class technical or commercial training and cooperative technical studies at II-VI HIGHYAG. Throughout the entire term of their university studies, various options exist for students to join our company and to gather practical experience. Besides traineeships and positions for student trainees, we offer the possibility to write final papers and to subsequently apply for a position at our company.

School student traineeship
We welcome students who are interested in our company and in gaining a first insight into the professional world during practical training at II-VI HIGHYAG. We also like to let others look over our shoulder to gain an insight into our product portfolio and our production processes, explaining economic and technical aspects. We consider each such trainee to be a success if we manage to inspire our trainees.

Vocational training
We believe that it is important to support and encourage young talent, to offer qualified training, to fulfil our social responsibility and, at the same time, to secure the ongoing availability of skilled employees for our company. We are therefore pleased to offer you sound training in commercial and technical professions after you have successfully finished school and are planning the next step to take.  We will give you interesting insights into the diversity of our high-tech company and support you in your first steps in professional life.

Cooperative studies
II-VI HIGHYAG is a partner company of the Berlin School of Economics and Law, a premium university in the cooperative study system in Berlin.
Each year, we offer interested applicants a training place in the “design and manufacturing” bachelor course. The distinct advantage of this cooperative study system is the clear-cut structure of alternating practical and academic phases that provide the bachelor students with perfect entrepreneurial knowledge. We take our responsibility as a training company for students in the cooperative system very seriously and pursue a consistent, determined support policy not just during the practical phases. We offer our students adequate remuneration, we pay their tuition and ultimately give them the opportunity to start their career at II-VI HIGHYAG after graduation.

Student trainees
Do you wish to already start your career while studying at the university? If so, working as a student trainee is the right option for you. You will work independently on concrete projects of the respective department as a permanent member of our team. Our varied and interesting work environment offers you possibilities for personal and professional development in an international company. You will receive adequate remuneration and gather valuable practical experience. What’s more, you can use our flexitime system in order to reconcile your studies and professional life as required. During lecture time, you can work up to 20 hours a week and up to 40 hours during the holidays.
We frequently publish new exciting vacancies for student trainees. Use these opportunities and send us your application in order to obtain the optimum credentials for your future access to the working world and in order to find out what you like most.

Do you wish to join a company and put theory to practice? Then we will be pleased to give you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills during a traineeship term and to get first insights into a department at our company. We can offer you traineeships during each phase of your studies in different parts of our company. Even before you start studying, you can spend some weeks as a professional pre-student trainee with us, no matter where traineeship is mandatory or voluntary for your studies. The advantages for you are enormous: You can find out whether you like the work at the respective company department and what you would like to focus on in your future career. And you will also learn to work in a team. We attach great importance to the high professional quality of our traineeship positions. You will therefore have a permanent contact person during the entire term of your traineeship who can provide you with support.
We also encourage unsolicited applications for a traineeship position. Just tell us the time and department when and where you would like to work as a trainee. Please send your complete application documents to: highyag.karriere@ii-vi.com. We look forward to receiving your application!

Final paper/thesis
We believe that it is a good sign when university students who have already worked as student trainees or trainees at our company also decide to write their final paper or thesis at II-VI HIGHYAG. However, a traineeship is not a precondition because we also give other applicants the possibility to write their final paper or thesis about a subject of practical relevance at our company if the subject matter of the paper is suitable and if agreement is reached on this. We therefore consider close cooperation with the respective university to be very important, with adequate remuneration of the bachelor or master student being a matter of course. If you send us an unsolicited application, please state the concrete title of your paper in your side letter. We look forward to receiving your application at: highyag.karriere@ii-vi.com!

Der Europäische Sozialfonds (ESF) unterstützt Unternehmen, wie II-VI HIGHYAG mit Förderprogrammen bei der Qualifizierung und Fachkräftesicherung.
Unsere qualifizierte Ausbildung im Verbundsystem für Elektroniker für Geräte und Systeme wird durch den ESF

Direct applications

You have successfully completed your vocational training or university studies and now wish to start your career, or you already have several years of professional experience and are seeking new professional challenges? Then use your skills and competence and send us your application! You can look forward to future-oriented projects and exciting tasks in a dynamic and growing company with a collegial working environment and international orientation.

Application procedure
After you have sent your complete application documents to highyag.karriere@ii-vi.com, we will confirm their receipt. We appreciate your efforts in completing your application and would like to honor this through careful examination. Your application documents will be reviewed by the HR department and, if well received, they will be forwarded to the respective department. We will do our best to examine your documents as quickly as possible and to keep you informed about the progress of the selection process.
If your documents have convinced us, we will then invite you to an interview. Depending on the position you are applying for, a second meeting may follow. What is important to us is that you are authentic and present yourself in an open and straightforward manner. Tell us why the position and our company motivated you to apply for a job at our company. Fill the individual points of your CV with life and explain your underlying motivation.
The interview should give you the opportunity to answer any questions and to find out whether we are the right employer and colleagues for you.

First steps
The first step is not always the hardest. We want you to feel at ease and as a member of the team from the very beginning. This is why you will receive your personal first-steps plan even before your first day at work so that you can easily prepare yourself.  You will get to know the different parts of the company and the contacts there from the very start. Our first steps will be further facilitated by our internal product training and basic training programs tailored to your role.
We know that a lot is new and unfamiliar at the beginning of any new activity, and we will be open for your questions and issues. Be communicative too and talk to your new colleagues, superiors and the HR department. In this way, you will quickly see the context and become part of our team thanks to thorough support during your first steps.


Hermann-Von-Helmholtz-Str. 2
14532 Kleinmachnow
T. +49 33203 883 0


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HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Str. 2
14532 Kleinmachnow
Fon: +49 33203 883-0
Fax: +49 33203 883-22

Managing Directors
Dr. Robert Kuba, Mary Jane Raymond

Registercourt: AG Potsdam
Register number: HRB 10618
VAT ID: DE 171862584

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