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SMT Technician

Date Posted:

August 6, 2020

Job Category:

Engineering Maintenance Technical Support


Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Job Description:

SMT Technician 

Cree Lighting a Company of Ideal Industries (located in Racine, WI and Durham, NC) is a market-leading innovator of Indoor, Outdoor, and Consumer Bulb LED lighting. We are uniquely positioned to innovate new ways in which lighting will serve as a platform for emerging technologies and capabilities that will enrich lives, improve society, and safeguard our planet. 

We are looking to bolster an already strong team with an SMT Process Technician to help maintain, repair, and program machinery. If you are intrigued about us keep reading to learn about a unique opportunity as an SMT Process Technician at Cree Lighting!

What you'll be doing:

  • Assist with the installation, setup, and qualification of new SMT equipment
  • Create, debug, and optimize machine programs
  • 1st level support for PCBA production
  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of electronic circuit board manufacturing equipment and systems
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to assist in troubleshooting and to procure replacement parts
  • Identify, initiate and implement continuous improvement solutions for process optimization, cost reduction, and yield enhancements
  • Provide training and support to manufacturing personnel to improve overall capabilities and knowledge
  • Analyze data to identify and resolve systemic process and performance issues

To be successful, you'll need the following skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in printed circuit board assembly
  • Working knowledge of all aspects of the PCBA process, including: Stencil Design, Laser Etch Programming, Screen Printer Programming, Solder Paste Inspection Programming, Pick and Place Programming, Automated Optical Inspection Programming, Reflow Profiling, Conformal Coat Programming
  • Ability to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and use analytical skills
  • Mechanically inclined to complete preventative maintenance and to correct machine repairs
  • Experience with creating equipment ‘standard operating’ procedures
  • 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

In return for your skills, Cree Lighting has outstanding benefits that include medical, dental, vision, pension, and a match on our 401k. We are a values based organization that seeks people that don't just want to "work" but that want to integrate with our culture and grow with the business over time- did I mention that we're privately held- we think in terms of "generations/not quarters!"- make Cree Lighting your work home!

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Racine, WI

Schedule: 3rd shift (Sunday - Thursday, 11 pm - 7 am)


Health insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Retirement plan
Paid time off
Parental leave
Tuition reimbursement
On site gym
Gym reimbursement

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