Students at Texas State Technical College have the opportunity to be a part of something big.
TSTC’s career services department hosted a virtual industry spotlight event on Wednesday, December 1 alongside Texas Instruments, which hopes to hire for a number of positions.
“We hope you find something that interests you,” said Katie Peebles, an engineer and supervisor who has been with the company for 21 years. “It’s a great opportunity. Hope we are your choice.
Students and instructors of computer networks and systems administration, computer programming technology, cybersecurity, diesel equipment technology, drafting and design, power and electrical control programs , HVAC technology and industrial systems attended the virtual event.
In the spotlight, Peebles and his colleague, Jimmy Carter, another engineer, detailed everything from work schedules, benefits and growth potential within the company to the big picture of Texas Instruments.
“Here at Texas Instruments, we want to change the world,” Carter said. “We are a technology-driven company. We are shaping the future of electronics.
Texas Instruments, headquartered in Dallas, employs approximately 30,000 people worldwide. The company manufactures analog and on-board processing chips for industry, automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment and business systems.
Founded in 1930, Texas Instruments had sales of $ 14.46 billion last year.
“When we look at the industry today, we know there is a strong demand,” Carter said. “There is a shortage of computer chips. We are doing our part: 80% of TI’s wafers are produced in-house. “
The majority of work at Texas Instruments takes place in clean rooms, where technicians and engineers don “bunny costumes” – or coveralls – gloves and other gear to protect the sensitive products they make, the tools they make. ‘they use and themselves.
Texas Instruments seeks to hire entry-level technicians in a variety of areas of work, including Product, Process, Equipment, Facility, and Engineering Technicians, from TSTC’s highly skilled talent pool.
“You’re going to come in with your basic knowledge, and we’re going to build on that,” said Peebles, describing on-the-job and peer-to-peer training – as well as a tuition reimbursement program for continuing education.
There is a range of growth levels within technician positions, she added. The higher the level, the higher the salary and responsibilities. The highest level of technician will need to balance basic daily tasks with special projects, including maintenance, installation and other requirements.
“This is the path someone wants to take,” Peebles said. “Really, the sky is the limit.”
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