thyssenkrupp Camshafts in Ilsenburg

Join a successful team in beautiful surroundings.

Facts, figures and information about our site and plants

Number of plants 2

Number of employees 1078

Situated at the foot of the Brocken in the green Harz region – an area central to northern Germany with excellent transportation connections – our company is the perfect place to harness your expertise and creative abilities.

Our two Ilsenburg plants employ almost a third of the global Camshafts workforce. Producing eleven million camshafts per year, Ilsenburg has the greatest output of all our sites worldwide. Whether you work on the commercial or technical side of things, we offer countless opportunities to join a successful, friendly team in a workplace surrounded by nature.


Safety First

Our employees are our most precious asset, which is why we take a proactive approach to workplace health with measures ranging from flu vaccinations to back training and fresh fruit. Your well-being and safety is our top priority! Services offered include state-of-the-art, safe work clothing that can be washed free of charge on site.

Company cafeteria

Our Ilsenburg site has its own cafeteria offering freshly prepared meals every day. With hot food and an extensive salad buffet, there’s something for everyone! Our sites also have free drinking water dispensers.

Attractive work and flat hierarchies

Our employees are more than just a number in our statistics. Our Ilsenburg sites offer an attractive range of tasks and project-orientated work in a large corporation with the structures of a medium-sized company, flat hierarchies and short decision-making procedures. Employee development and advancement is one of our greatest values, allowing us to recruit most of our managers from within our own ranks.

Flexible working times in a modern environment

We give you greater space and freedom to shape your workplace and encourage you to do so. Our working environment offers maximum freedom for our employees. This is supported by flexible working time models, opportunities for sabbaticals and our home office model. And when the weather heats up, our largely air-conditioned offices and production halls make the working day that little bit more pleasant.

Team spirit

Once the work is done, the fun can begin, and every year we hold numerous events to boost our positive atmosphere and sense of unity. Be it a company barbecue or a regional corporate race, forming collegial and creative teams is key to our success. Thinking big is good, but thinking together is even better.



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Whatever the season, the beautiful Harz region has plenty of activities and attractions for every age group. With hiking, climbing, mountain biking and outdoor theatre, there truly is something for everyone. Summer brings toboggan runs, outdoor pools and visits to wildlife and leisure parks, while winter is the perfect time to try out a range of sports. Spend spring and autumn at the high-ropes courses in the climbing parks, enjoy the treetop walk and be enchanted by the forest colors. We can guarantee that you and your children will never get bored.

Childcare, schools and universities

Ilsenburg has three daycare centers and three primary schools, one of them evangelical, that will provide your children with excellent care. The town also has a library and a high school. You will also find high schools and a private boarding school in the neighboring towns.

Nearby Wernigerode has a university of applied sciences for business studies, engineering and public management. Once a month, younger children can take part in university classes for young scientists and get a taste of university life.

Sport and leisure facilities

Ilsenburg has various sports clubs, many of which meet in the large Harzlandhalle hall, which also serves as an evening and weekend entertainment venue.

We also run company sports clubs, helping us to keep fit and grow as a team once our work is done. Our annual ski day is particularly worth mentioning and our football tournament always enjoys a great turnout.

Shopping and medical care

Ilsenburg has everything you could possibly need: a range of supermarkets, pharmacies, clothes shops and small retailers selling fresh regional produce. The Harz region attracts a lot of tourists, meaning that Ilsenburg also has plenty of hotels, long-term accommodation and restaurants.

Your medical needs will also be covered with general practitioners, paediatricians, dentists, vets, physiotherapists and nursing services in the town itself.

Living arrangements

The Harz region is a diverse and beautiful place to live with historic town centers and natural surroundings. Its wide-ranging properties are sure to suit every taste, from state-of-the-art apartments close to the towns to cozy half-timbered houses in historic settings.

Entertainment and fun

With pubs, bars and all manner of restaurants, the Harz region has many great options for an evening with family or friends. There are also plenty of ways for our younger employees to let loose on the weekend. Clubs to suit all musical tastes, Oriental bars and evening events guarantee a great night out with your friends. Further highlights in the Harz region include rock concerts and music festivals, old town fairs, shooting matches and Christmas and winter markets.

We will be happy to answer your questions. Simply give us a call or send an e-mail!


Benjamin Buchzik

Teamleader HR Development

thyssenkrupp Valvetrain GmbH

+49 39452/468 114

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