Virtual Open House

ZEISS Production in Jena

April 26th and 28th, 2022

What awaits you?

Following the research and development stage, each innovation also needs to be manufactured. And here at ZEISS we do most of that in house – this is how we are able to set the standards in terms of quality, delivery dates, and, last but not least, working conditions ourselves. In this Virtual Open House, we will introduce the individual production areas of Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH: for example Mechanics, Optics, and Assembly. Using concrete examples, the work steps from the first idea to the drawings up to the finished parts become visible – and what role you can play in this.

April 26th, 2022

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Event in German

April 28th, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Event in German

These topics await you

This refers to the production of mechanical components for different ZEISS devices. As manufacturing technologies, we mainly use classic machining processes such as turning, milling, and grinding.


The high-quality optical ZEISS products require the highest precision in processing. This includes, for example, the ultra-precision finishing of flat and round optics, the bonding of various optics components, and the manual and machine polishing of optics.


This is where the precursors from Mechanics and Optics come together. Lenses, frames, objective lenses, or entire assemblies are assembled and adjusted in this area.

Speakers of the Virtual Open House

Franziska Thöne-Schramm


Ronny Schäfer

Head of Single-Part Manufacturing

Tobias Ziegan

Division Head Spherical Optics

Sebastian Zöllner

Head of Module Assembly

Mareike Georgi

Recruiting Middle Germany

Apply now for our vacant positions

Did you miss your session or do you have some general questions about your future at ZEISS?

Contact us at career -events @zeiss .com and we are happy to help you.