A High-tech Place To Grow

For generations, committed GrafTech employees have pushed the envelope of graphite electrodes and electric arc furnace productivity.

Whether working directly with customers or maximizing quality management in our own facilities around the world, our global team of more than 1,300 employees offers unparalleled solutions and advances the technological limits of electric arc furnaces. With different ideas, unique perspectives and a shared commitment to safety and excellence, our people make the difference – for our business and our industry.

EmployeesOur Culture

GrafTech employees share a commitment to health and safety, to doing the right thing and to embracing new ideas.

Health and Safety

A shared commitment to health and safety excellence is the foundation of our success as a company.

Throughout all facets of our business, we have implemented programs and procedures for health, safety and environmental excellence. We also design, maintain and operate our facilities in ways that minimize incidents and unacceptable risks to our environment and our people.

Just as we constantly monitor technological advancements to help us better serve our customers, we pay close attention to the latest best practices and health and safety strategies to keep our people safe.

Global HS&EP Accountability

The policy and procedures that keep our people and environment safe.

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A Creative and
Innovating Atmosphere

To remain a leader, we must embrace and encourage new ideas while remaining committed to the highest standards of quality and safety. That’s why we strive for a company-wide culture that is ethical, respectful and supportive. Our employees contribute to that culture through five core competencies.

Health, Safety and Environment

Health, safety and environmental protection (HS&EP) will never be secondary to our operational goals. Safety is our number one organizational goal.

Customer Focus

Our goal is for our customers to succeed. Our success is directly tied to theirs.

Drive for Results

Our team members are enthusiastic and driven to contributing to the goals of the organization.

Ethics and Values

Ethics and business are inseparable at GrafTech. We also believe in giving back to the communities where we operate. Our global sites and team members support local organizations through volunteered time and financial and in-kind donations.

Peer Relationships

Through teamwork and collaboration, we are able to identify new solutions and continuously improve. We know that diversity produces creative thinking and original solutions. Our culture embraces individuals from a multitude of countries, backgrounds and professions. We strive to create an atmosphere in which each team member can grow and develop to his or her fullest potential.

EmployeesGlobal Opportunities

As a leader in our field, we look for individuals who are just as committed to quality, innovation and integrity as we are. We look for people who want to be close to the action, and who want to make a difference.

Whether working at one of our plants, our headquarters in Ohio or one of our sales offices around the world, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute ideas, collaborate with international partners and make a difference in a truly global organization.

Available Positions

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Interview Process

You can expect a consistent and welcoming process – no matter where or when you interview with GrafTech.

  • A friendly welcome by a company representative.
  • An aptitude test for some positions.
  • A receptive audience if you are asked to make a presentation.
  • Interviews conducted by teams of two – both familiar with various requirements of the position. Your interview will be behaviorally based and will consist of a discussion of past actions taken through the performance of your previous duties. We’ll ask you questions based on competencies we have identified as critical for success in your prospective role, including GrafTech’s five core competencies: Health, Safety and Environment; Customer Focus; Drive for Results; Ethics and Values; and Peer Relationships.
  • Your interview will be a dialogue, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions. We’ll also provide helpful company information and let you know any next steps.
  • Completion of a background and reference check.

Benefits and Compensation

We offer a competitive benefits package anchored by a compensation philosophy focused on rewarding our people for performance.


Overall compensation reflects a competitive base salary and a significant incentive-based bonus, calculated on your group’s achievements and your individual performance. We also offer special recognition awards for individual contributions that go above and beyond expectations.

Health Benefits
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Prescription
  • Vision
Other Benefits
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

EmployeesCareer Development

We are proud to be a place where men and women build careers – where people can spend decades having a positive impact on our business and our industry.

Throughout your career at GrafTech, you will have opportunities to make a difference and the chance to collaborate with colleagues and customers around the world. We believe that meaningful interaction with different ideas and perspectives helps all of our employees grow and innovate better.

We also believe continual improvement can only happen with continual learning, and we have a number of systemic tools to assist employees to do just that.

Position Profiles

Each role has a detailed profile that identifies competencies we believe are critical for success.

Behavioral Based Interview

Our interview process is experientially based and builds upon the competencies required for the position.

Performance Management

We measure performance in our corporate core competencies and position-specific competencies.

Learning and Development Plan

We discuss future career goals and development with each employee, in areas identified as part of individualized Performance Management.

EmployeesDiversity and Inclusion

Excellence happens when different ideas, different backgrounds and different experiences come together to pursue a common goal. That’s why we embrace men and women who are just as diverse as the positions we have to offer.

Around the world, GrafTech’s nearly 1,400 people come from a multitude of countries, educational backgrounds, professions and life experiences. And across the organization, they interact with colleagues who recognize and value individual perspectives and contributions as the keys to our continued success.

GrafTech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access GrafTech’s career website as a result of your disability. If you need assistance with the online process as a result of your disability, please call 1.216.676.2127 or mail us your request.

GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
Human Resources
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Brooklyn Heights, Ohio USA 44131

EmployeesEthics and Values

As a company, we are committed to unyielding integrity, and to ensuring the success of future generations of employees, customers, shareholders and communities.

Health and Safety Excellence

A fundamental building block and a requirement for the organization’s overall success – this always comes first.


Do the right thing every time.

Environmental Performance

Respect the communities in which we operate.

Value the Individual

Attract and retain the best people on an inclusive and diverse global team.

Have a Concern?

GrafTech employees should never hesitate to ask a question or report a possible violation.

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Code of Conduct and Ethics

Integrity is deeply embedded in our company culture, because doing the right thing can never be an occasional requirement.

GrafTech expects employees to conduct themselves in accordance with company policies and our shared Code of Conduct and Ethics. Of course, no single document can cover every situation, and GrafTech’s people may face dilemmas in which they must consider options and decide what to do. Before undertaking an action, employees should always be able to answer “yes” to four basic questions.

  • Is this conduct legal?
  • Does my conduct comply with GrafTech International policies?
  • Is my conduct fair?
  • If my conduct was caught on camera and appeared on a local TV newscast, would I still feel good about myself?

Governance Documents

GrafTech is guided by our Code of Conduct, Supplier Code of Conduct and other policies

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