Electronics Assembly Jobs

SMT Operator

Date Posted:

September 8, 2020

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Nashville, North Carolina, USA

Job Description:


What we do day-in and day-out has a lasting, meaningful impact across many industries and in the lives of everyday people. At ACDi we create a seismic measuring system that prevents people from getting stuck in elevators during an earthquake; we defend our nation by helping to build gun turrets for tanks, communication systems for troops, and military avionics; we support NASA programs with communications systems that converse with launched vehicles. We approach each project understanding that achieving the highest quality possible is required for every step of the electronics manufacturing process, because these projects help keep our country and people around the world safe, secure, and free.

At ACDi, we’re more than just a contract manufacturer.


The SMT Operator will be responsible for setup, maintenance and operation of assigned production equipment.  This will be achieved using both automated equipment and manual placement methodologies, all while achieving goals for quality, efficiency and productivity. This role will act as an integral team member to manufacturing engineering, quality and the extended SMT team on all new product introductions (NPI) and production runs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Others duties may be assigned.
Setup, maintenance and operation of automated Surface Mount Technology (SMT) assembly equipment which includes but is not limited to the following processes: screen printing, 3D solder paste inspection, pick and place, reflow oven, x-ray and automated optical inspection (AOI)
Perform setup and changeover duties as required of MyData pick and place machines
Operate, monitor and replenish electronic components onto feeders across multiple MyData pick and place machines
Work collaboratively with the Manufacturing Engineering department to provide real time data to improve processes and determine the root cause of any issues
Perform in-process visual inspections and initiate first article processes for all electronic assemblies at the SMT
Act as back up to other SMT Operators, Material Handlers and AOI operators in running the automated equipment within the SMT group


High School diploma or GED required. Electronics technical school graduate is preferred.
3+ years of hands on experience with SMT assembly techniques, equipment and processes
Previous experience with and training on IPC-A-610
Previous experience with and training on J-STD-001
Must be familiar with Surface Mount Technology (SMT), electronic components and assembly processes used throughout the industry
Ability to use “Mantis” type microscopes to perform visual inspections of SMT assemblies as required
Ability to identify and understand the different pitch and feeder type configurations for tape and reel, cut tape, tube based and JEDEC tray components
Knowledge of electronics components commonly used in the industry.  This will include full understanding of polarity, part marking information, package size and footprints on PWB’s. 
Ability to interpret and apply IPC-A-610 acceptability standards to meet and exceed customer requirements and specifications
Ability to read, interpret and work from verbal instructions as well as work instructions
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to operate a computer for the facilitation of technical documents on a secure network
Must be comfortable working in fast-paced environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities the essential functions.

The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to stand.  The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Demonstrate manual dexterity.

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