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AT&S Establishes the Cleanest Working Environment in StyriaNovember 24, 2023 | AT&S
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As a globally active high-tech group and a key driver of technological development in microelectronics, AT&S is currently completing its “lighthouse project” in Leoben-Hinterberg. The new R&D center for IC substrates and packaging technologies is a unique development and production center for connection technologies and substrates in the high-end technology sector in the western world. It will start production in 2024.
300 new jobs
The leading market position that AT&S has built up over the past decades allows the Leoben-based high-tech company to continue to grow. “We need bright minds and skilled hands for our future tasks,” says Eduard Lackner, Senior Manager HR for Austria at AT&S. The new competence center in Leoben will create a total of 700 new jobs. 270 new employees have already been brought on board, and the intensive search is now underway for a further 300 specialists.
300 new jobs have been advertised as operators in the production and manufacturing areas, in the laboratory (chemistry), in maintenance as well as positions aimed at HTL graduates as a first career opportunity. In general, basic technical training (such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics or industrial installation), manual skills and reliability are required.
The cleanest workplace in Styria
This new R&D center with substrate production is an end-to-end clean room construction. With the ISO 3 and ISO 4 cleanrooms (or cleanroom 1000 and cleanroom 10,000) required for substrate production, these workplaces are cleaner than a hospital’s surgery room, as even the smallest particles of dirt and contamination such as hair or make-up residue endanger the high-tech products. It is therefore fair to say that AT&S has established the cleanest working environment in Styria.
Reduced working hours, 300 euro shift bonus
What makes the jobs even more attractive is the five-shift operation and a fixed sequence of morning, afternoon and night shifts. The average annual working time is reduced to 32.4 hours per week. The remuneration models are enhanced with a shift bonus of 300 euros. “Even those who have previously worked in non-technical areas can apply for these positions at AT&S,” says Eduard Lackner. “We have training programs and also make career changers fit for our high-tech world.” English is established as the corporate language in the multinational working environment at AT&S, but it is not a prerequisite for the production areas. “Production will start at the new center at the beginning of 2024, and we want to have as many new employees on board as possible for this intensive phase.”
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