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Why Work at Wolfspeed?

We need problem-solvers, unconventional thinkers and impassioned doers who can drive rapid change by creating solutions that out-perform anything that has come before. Our people see opportunities others can’t and pursue them relentlessly.

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Join the disruption.

Relentless innovation is in our DNA. It is why we don’t stop at good. It’s why we strive for better. We are a leader in energy saving technology, as reflected by our 6,000+ patents. We are always looking for new ways to leverage our potential and create the future. Join us and challenge yourself.

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Earth needs your help.

We are a leader in making energy-wasting technologies obsolete through developing energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and efficient Power and RF products.

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Innovation is what we do.

Our focus is on innovation. Each day we’re disputing assumptions, questioning “accepted” theories and bulldozing through technological barriers. If you crave a fast-paced innovative creative environment, this is the place for you.

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Grow with us.

Be part of a team creating the future of energy efficient technologies, while rapidly developing your own career and skills. We provide learning and development opportunities to help you get to where you want to be. We are a company of high achievers and recognize and reward the superior accomplishments of our people.

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Unleash your passion.

We work diligently to identify and hire only those people who are profoundly passionate about their work. Once hired, we ask our employees to solve real problems. We push them to think unconventionally, to take ownership, to push their limits and to encourage their teammates to overachieve. If you join us, prepare to innovate.

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Our Values.

We’ve established guiding principles that sustain our culture and guide every decision we make, how we operate our business and what we make possible. Integrity and Respect. Ownership and Accountability. Ingenuity and Passion. Together, we do amazing things in a human way.

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2021 WELCOA Well Workplace Award Recipient

We have been honored as one of 18 companies and organizations to receive a 2021 Well Workplace Award (Bronze).

The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) Well Workplace Awards recognize organizations that have built successful employee wellness programs as defined by WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks.

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Benefits

We offer a full suite of benefits and rewards personalized to your role. Find out what to expect from competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and health and wellness programs to a collaborative environment differentiated by recognition programs, unique support systems, long-term development opportunities and meaningful work.

Performance Based Compensation

Our people are our most valued asset, and competitive compensation is just the first step in demonstrating our commitment to you.

Annual Bonus

We continually reward your passionate efforts to raise the bottom line. All employees receive an annual bonus based on our financial performance.

Paid Parental Leave

We know you need time off to bond with a new child. If you have a new birth, adoption, or foster placement we offer six weeks of paid parental leave you can use.

Adoption Assistance

We offer adoption assistance that helps cover adoption-related expenses such as agency and placement fees, home study fees, and other applicable costs.

Referral Bonus

Help us find the right fit to grow our team, and become eligible for an employee referral bonus.

401(k) Match

Our financial planning programs help you feel confident about your retirement. We offer matching contributions to your 401(k) saving plan.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Want to diversify your financial portfolio? Employees have the option to purchase shares of our stock at a discounted rate.

On-site Cafe (Durham)

Our award-winning café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Weekly menus include specialty dishes, made-to-order pizzas and sandwiches, soup and salad bar, sushi, fountain and espresso drinks and much more.

On-site Fitness Center

Our Durham, NC headquarters fitness center includes a basketball gym, running track, racquetball courts and weight room. Join fitness programs or meet up for scheduled group exercise. Facilities are open to your spouse and dependents.

Award-Winning Wellness Program

Join interactive workshops and work one-on-one with wellness coaches to design personalized fitness goals that match your lifestyle. Earn Wellness Program participation incentive dollars for your HSA or HRA.

On-site Physical Therapist & Massage Therapists

Our on-site physical therapist provides upper and lower extremity orthopedic services.

Ergonomic Evaluation

Receive personalized recommendations, such as custom workstation arrangements and standing desks, from our on-staff specialist.

Health Benefits

We offer flexible heath and insurance programs to suite your needs. You’ll find Dental and Vision coverage as well as options for Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts. View Transparency in Coverage

Life Insurance

We offer a variety of life insurance options for you and your dependents. Need help navigating the choices? On-staff benefits specialists can guide you.

Family Care

Set aside pre-tax money for childcare support through our family care program.

Leave of Absence & Disability Coverage

Our policies cover unexpected time away. Simply meet certain eligibility requirements and receive paid short- and long-term disability.

10 Paid Holidays

We love to innovate, but we also know it’s important to take a break from breakthroughs.

Vacation

Accrue PTO throughout the year and use it when you’re ready.

Educational Assistance

Receive tuition reimbursement for job- and company-related courses and degrees.

Training & Development

We offer on- and off-site learning opportunities for personal and professional growth. Attend regular training sessions for leadership development and effectiveness.

Internal Promotion

Grow your career with opportunities for advancement and internal movement.

EV Charging Stations

Thanks to our SiC components, EV usage is accelerating worldwide. Take advantage of electric vehicle charging stations at our Durham, NC headquarters.

Sustainability Programs

Our sustainability team engages in a wide variety of programs and actions that responsibly manage our environmental, social and economic impacts. Find out more here.

Employee Assistance Programs

We fund programs that provide personal assistance through access to resources as well as confidential counseling, at no cost to you.


Job Types

Our opportunities allow you to explore your interests as you build a rewarding and successful career. Learn more about how we align your academic specialty with our career fields.

Product and Engineering

We have a clear history of industry firsts because we believe in driving innovation and enabling the world to do more with less. Our Product and Engineering teams are responsible for delivering innovations that help us disrupt industries.

Jobs

  • Research Scientist
  • Process Development Engineer
  • Process Sustaining Engineering
  • Product Engineer
  • Manufacturing Equipment Engineer

Relevant Degrees of Study

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry

How We Hire

We recognize that searching, applying, and interviewing for a new career is an important and often time-consuming undertaking, one that takes effort, focus, and persistence. We appreciate your interest and believe in a smooth, efficient, and transparent process for all candidates.

We have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. We think that’s at least partly because we’re thoughtful about considering skills, experience, passion, and cultural fit in making every employment decision. Certainly, it is important for you as an applicant to set your own criteria and ensure that we are also a good fit for you.

To promote a positive candidate experience, we offer the following guidelines and information.

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Early Career

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Our early career programs offers a variety of opportunities for students and new graduates. You will gain real world experience through hands-on project-based assignments designed to empower and allow you to grow. We depend on the talent and ideas to continue to drive the innovation of the future.

The work we do has a real impact on the world. Haven’t seen our name listed on most of the products we make possible? That’s how protected our innovations are. Our Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) components that power electric vehicles, solar energy, telecommunication, industrial, military and aerospace solutions.

Find Your Path

Join our relentless pursuit to disrupt technologies and change industries. Our internship program inspires contribution, culture and community. We’ll help you gain valuable work experience by enhancing your knowledge while cultivating the skills you need to be successful. We welcome people with a passion for innovation, a spirit of curiosity, and a commitment to excellence.

Early Career Program Perks

  • Direct interaction with senior leaders
  • Networking with field experts
  • Paid internships
  • Culture that fosters collaboration and innovation
  • Social and cultural events
  • Clear contributions
  • Community engagement
  • Professional development
  • On-site café
  • Full fitness center
  • Attention to diversity and inclusion
  • Campus Ambassador Program

Early Career Program Testimonials

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Anna

HR Rotational Program

“After learning about the HR rotational program, I was extremely excited to use this opportunity to further my understanding of the different HR functions. Being a part of this program has allowed me to develop additional skills and encounter new challenges. I have been encouraged to grow and learn in different capacities. The rotational program has aided in my career development and pushed me to reach my long-term career goals.”

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John

Intern

“My IE team has always encouraged me to explore new ideas, and listen to my suggestions. I’ve constantly been blown away by the respect that everyone pays the interns, but my team has been exceptional about valuing me and my work and I can’t thank them enough for that.”

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Andy

Intern

“Wolfspeed separates from other companies not only by their products but by the responsibilities they provide to their employees. It is interesting how Wolfspeed allows engineers to have so much control and flexibility of their work and how much it can impact the company. Even as an intern, I felt that I could make a large impact on the company.”

Interested in early career opportunities?
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Job Openings

We’re looking for bright minds and passionate hearts to help us build a world that powers more while consuming less.

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