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Helmut A. Heine, our company's founder, had a clear vision when he established HEINE Optotechnik in 1946: to build the highest quality diagnostic instruments available in the world. He was convinced, the only way to achieve the most reliable diagnosis at the earliest possible stage, was by using the very best quality diagnostic instruments. 

To this day, our customers can rely on this commitment of quality and precise diagnostic performance in all HEINE products. Our customers can also trust the unique functionality and long-lasting durability of their HEINE instruments.

HEINE – Quality made in Germany

As a global leader in the manufacture of primary diagnostic instruments with over 500 employees, HEINE Optotechnik has been a 100 % family owned and managed company for more than 75 years. We continue to develop and manufacture HEINE instruments at our facilities in Germany, where we combine decades-long experience and craftsmanship with the most modern manufacturing technologies.

We are represented in over 120 countries around the world, with subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, the US and Switzerland as well as 3,000 representatives, importers and specialist dealers.

Trainees, specialists and managers

Do you have a keen awareness of quality and enjoy working in a team? Then HEINE’s the perfect place for you – whether you’ve got professional experience or not!

Students and temporary staff

Would you like to test the waters and gain initial practical experience while you’re still studying? Are you flexible and would you like to support our team as a temporary employee? Then we look forward to receiving your application!  


Not found the right job yet? We look forward to receiving your speculative application.

What we offer

What makes working at HEINE so special?

Our employees, our customers and the quality of our products are extremely important to us. We develop and manufacture HEINE instruments exclusively at our production facilities in Germany, where we combine decades of experience and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. So HEINE ‘Made in Germany’ quality isn’t just an empty phrase for us; it’s a quality standard that we put into practice. In every instrument. Day after day. In everything we do.

What corporate culture do we nurture?

We are delighted that our employees show pride and commitment in continuing our founder’s philosophy. After all, it’s our employees who guarantee that HEINE will continue to live up to the standard it set in its first few days: namely, the standard of making the best diagnostic instruments available.

Many employees who have been with us for 20, 30 or even 40 years completed their apprenticeship with us and subsequently decided to pursue a career with HEINE. 


We at HEINE believe that it’s also the small things that reward cooperation and appreciation for work. And that’s why, for many years, it’s been a tradition that our employees can profit from a variety of voluntary social benefits in addition to receiving their contractually agreed remuneration. These benefits range from support for the company pension scheme and joint parties and events for the entire team to small gestures on birthdays and significant life events. We also offer heavily discounted meals in our canteen to ensure their physical well-being. Oh, and are you familiar with the oft-used saying in the Land of the Five Lakes? Work where others go on holiday.

Information for applicants

What we expect of applicants

You’ll be a fantastic fit for us if you have an exceptional hands-on mentality and would like to work actively on the best-quality primary diagnostic products.

We are on the lookout in all areas for reliable team members who want to accompany us in the long term, with commitment and an open mind.

Our tip for applicants

The more informative your documents, the faster and more accurately we can assess whether we could work together with you and give you fast feedback.

Please send us your CV, a cover letter indicating your preferred start date / notice period if applicable, your salary expectations and certificates.

Preferred application method

We look forward to receiving all of your application documents (if possible as one PDF file, maximum size: 10 MB), which you are welcome to send to the following email address:


Alternatively, you are also welcome to use our application form.

Information for recruitment agencies

Thank you for your interest in HEINE. You are currently planning or have sent us candidate profiles that we have not solicited. We ask for your understanding that we will not get back to you regarding these candidate proposals. Due to the high number of submissions, we will not review or respond to unsolicited candidate profiles. In addition, we also ask you to refrain from contacting us by telephone.

In this context, we would like to explicitly point out that even if we hire a candidate sent by you but not requested by us, we will not pay any placement fee/commission.

We work with well-known partners and value the cooperation with them, we are therefore not seeking any further partnerships in the near future.


Your Contact Persons

Erika Girg-Preiherr - Leiterin Personal und Recht

Anja Starnberg - Personalreferentin

Alexandra Muha - Personalreferentin

Anne Trabert - Personalreferentin

Christine Jungbauer - Personalreferentin