Surface Mount Technology Engineer

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SMT Engineer


· Displaying strong organizational abilities

· Paying close attention to details

· Utilizing critical thinking

· Solving issues

· Thriving both independently and as part of a team


Supporting the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production lines for Flexible, Metal and Printed Circuit Board products. Ensuring a smooth transition for new models from SMT Engineering to SMT Production Technicians through:

· Supporting the entire product life cycle by estimating costs for new business, developing and setting up machines, fixtures, documents, and procedures for a stable SMT assembly process.

· Continuously employing the PDCA cycle to achieve customer satisfaction by reliably delivering high-quality parts at competitive prices and within set timeframes.

· Ensuring high quality by adhering to external and internal drawings and BOM’s for Printed Circuit Boards that validate customer requirements.

· Leading and implementing multiple projects for new model development and improvement.

· Achieving competitiveness by reviewing new model development drawings, brainstorming improvements, estimating costs, and addressing quality concerns.

· Providing Engineering support and exceptional customer service to the Electronics Manufacturing, Sales, and Purchasing teams.

· Ensuring all documentation meets ISO requirements.

All levels are responsible for the above tasks, but there are different guidelines for each:

Engineer I

· Performing tasks with assistance from higher-level engineers or management.

· Focusing on learning and skill development.

· Working on projects with schedules set by management.

Engineer II

·Handling job duties independently with minimal supervision.

·Becoming an expert in all job duties and starting to lead development.t

·Independently initiating and reporting projects and schedules to management.

Engineer III

·Directing high-level engineering duties with a focus on customer satisfaction.

·Mastering all skills and job duties.

·Developing and training lower-level engineers.

·Potentially managing design approvals and day-to-day tasks for Level I and II Engineers.

Senior Engineer

·Directing high-level engineering duties with a focus on customer satisfaction.

·Mastering all skills and job duties.

·Taking on a secondary role in developing and training lower-level engineers.

·Managing design approvals and day-to-day tasks for subordinates.


· Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Savings with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and more!


Engineering Levels are based on individual knowledge, skills, abilities and may include items not listed:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Related Field OR

· 2 Year Degree + 2 Years OJT in Technical Field OR

· 4+ Years OJT working in Technical Field

§ Engineer l: 0 to 2+ years OJT knowledge & skill

§ Engineer II: 3 to 6+ OJT knowledge & skill

§ Engineer III: 4 to 7+ OJT knowledge & skill, with leadership potential

§ Senior Engineer: 8+ OJT knowledge & skill, with demonstrated leadership skills

·Full understanding of SMT Reflow Soldering process including Paste Printing, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI), Pick and Place, Reflow, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and equipment/software support systems.

·Strong background in process traceability using barcodes to control line setup and track product and components through the entire process. Familiarity with Direct Part Marking (DPM) using Lasers for Printed & Flexible Circuit Boards.

·Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, Project & PowerPoint, with the ability to use pre-existing document templates and create new ones from scratch.

·Knowledge of AC/DC electronics and ability to use benchtop power supplies, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, etc., and the ability to read and trace circuit schematics.

·Lean Manufacturing Training

· Experience with PCB CAD/CAM software (Altium, OrCad, etc.) and data formats (Gerber, ODB++) 2D/3D CAD Software (CATIA, Autodesk Inventor/AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.)

Preferred qualifications, although not required, include:

·Soldering Experience Preferred


· General Office Environment 4 hours per day.

· Manufacturing Environment (Cleanroom) 3 hours per day. (Requires changing of smock & footwear when entering Office or Cleanroom)

· Warehouse/Forklift (uncrating/installing/moving equipment) 5~10 days per year

· Lifting up to lift 40 lbs.

· Approximately 2 hours per day bending

· Using pallet jack, carts and racks for moving and storing equipment & fixtures

· Occasional overnight travel may be required to perform essential functions at remote locations or receive training.

· Required to work unplanned and unscheduled overtime to meet customer deadlines and requirements.


While performing the job, the position is frequently exposed to moving or mechanical parts, chemicals, elevated thermal conditions, moderate noise levels, and areas that require hearing protection.

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