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Unique development opportunity: our expat program in Shanghai

Are you a graduate looking to enter the world of work? As a global company, we can offer you the unique opportunity to spend up to three years living and working at our Plansee site in Shanghai, China as part of our expat program. At Plansee in China, students can look forward to starting their careers with an international flavor and enjoying exciting activities as part of a multicultural team.

Starting your career in Shanghai

What we offer:

Our expat program is specially designed for university and college graduates who want to learn and grow abroad. As an expat in Shanghai, you will have the opportunity to discover a new country with an impressive culture and gain valuable personal experiences. We help you to find accommodation, secure a visa, and to integrate into Chinese culture.

What you should provide:

You will need to have graduated with a very good degree result in materials technology, metallurgy, or a related field (physics, mechanical engineering, material science). Some initial professional experience would be advantageous but is not essential. You do not need to speak Chinese but a very good level of English is required.

About Plansee Shanghai
Plansee Shanghai

Plansee Shanghai specializes in products made from refractory metals, alloys, and composites: from the bonding of sputtering targets to the cutting and machining of complex parts for the semiconductor, display, medical, and electronics industries. Founded in 2013, our manufacturing plant in Shanghai employs roughly 500 people. As a responsible enterprise, we not only protect the environment through the careful use of raw materials and resources, but we are also committed to occupational health and safety for the benefit of our workforce.

Plansee Shanghai, China
Hendrik Hotz at Shanghai Plansee

Everyone who has taken part in the expat program talks passionately about the experience, the professional opportunities, and the personal development offered by life in a global metropolis.

One colleague who took this unique career step at Plansee Shanghai was Dr. Hendrik Hotz. A year after joining the company in Reutte, he opted to take part in the expat program at our Chinese plant. For him it was absolutely the right decision:

"You only grow as a person if you step outside your comfort zone and challenge your own boundaries. Working at Plansee in Shanghai is a huge opportunity, in which I experienced a great deal – both professionally and in my private life."
Dr. Hendrik Hotz, expat in Shanghai

Expat Hendrik Hotz gives an insight into his role as an R&D expert at Plansee Shanghai

Expat Hendrik Hotz at Plansee Shanghai

Qualifications & entry options

The expat program is aimed at college or university graduates with a very good degree grade. Here is an overview of the entry options to join Plansee Shanghai.

  • Your qualifications
    • Master's degree in materials technology, metallurgy, or a related subject (physics, mechanical engineering, material science)
    • A PhD would be advantageous
    • Very good level of proficiency in English
    • Ideally some professional experience in a related field
  • The entry options
If your degree subject is not listed or you have further questions about the expat program at Plansee, please get in touch:
  • Michael Song

    Michael Song

    Director HR & Admin PLANSEE (Shanghai)

    +86 185 01780088