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SMT Operator - 2nd Shift

Location: Racine
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

SMT Operator

Location: Racine, WI


This person will be a primary contributor to operating the SMT production line for LED lighting PCB Assembly. This position will be responsible for all aspects of printed circuit board assembly, to ensuring high quality product is delivered for top-level fixture assembly.

A successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver that is able to work around technical obstacles and implement practical solutions. The SMT Operator is a core member of the Operations team and works with that team to realize world class manufacturing systems and processes. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Startup, set-up, operate, teardown, and shutdown assigned printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) machines
  • Perform daily and routine maintenance on printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) machines
  • Communicate with SMT Process Technicians to resolve machine and process related issues
  • Identify, initiate and implement continuous improvement solutions for process optimization, cost reduction, and yield enhancements
  • Analyze data to identify and resolve systemic process and performance issues
  • Read and correctly interpret printed circuit board documentation
  • Work to improve productivity while maintaining quality standards
  • Use and handle small hand tools for the assembly of printed circuit boards efficiently
  • Use microscope or other magnifying devices as is necessary to complete an assignment
  • Promptly and accurately complete all forms, reports or documentation required
  • Communicate clearly and concisely to co-workers to enable the efficient flow of the production line

Use your SMT and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) skills to help create and foster world class manufacturing systems and processes, that yield superior LED luminaires.


What you need for success: 

  • 2+ years of experience in printed circuit board assembly
  • Able to perform Setup, Operation, Changeover, and Shutdown for the following SMT equipment:
    • Screen Printer
    • Solder Paste Inspection (SPI)
    • Pick and Place
    • Reflow Oven
    • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
    • Conformal Coating
  • Must be proficient in soldering (soldering skills test will be administered)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self-sufficient while managing multiple tasks
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment with a focused execution of tasks
  • Strong computer software skills and aptitude to learn new software
  • Attention to safety, quality, and performance
  • Self-Starter with sense of self-reliance and sense of urgency
  • Excellent work ethic with the understanding that excellence is a habit
  • Ability to identify potential safety and performance issues and eliminate them

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to like 35 pounds consistently
  • Ability to stand consistently for a minimum of 8 hours a day
  • Cannot have metal implants, including pace makers, due to high magnetic charge on SMT equipment

Keywords: IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Racine , SMT Operator - 2nd Shift, Other , Racine, Wisconsin

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