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SMT Process Technician

Date Posted:

April 6, 2021

Job Category:

Maintenance Production


Racine, Wisconsin, USA

Job Description:

Cree Lighting a Company of IDEAL Industries is a market-leading innovator of LED lighting for indoor, outdoor and intelligent lighting applications that improve society and safeguard our planet. Additionally, our cutting-edge technology delivers reliable performance and value beyond light for office and industrial buildings, schools and universities, municipalities, automotive dealerships, healthcare facilities, and more!

We are currently seeking a SMT Process Technician to join our already strong team on 2nd Shift (M-F 3pm - 11pm). This position will be responsible for all aspects of printed circuit board assembly, from setup and installation of new equipment, 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 Process Technician is a core member of the Operations team and works with that team to realize world class manufacturing systems and processes.

We have an outstanding benefits package that starts DAY ONE! We offer medical, dental, vision, 401K with match and a pension plan! We are values based organization that seeks people that integrate with our culture and grow with the business over time. We are privately held – so we think in terms of generations, not quarters.

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

Skills for Success:

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

Preferred Skills: 

Experience starting up a PCBA operation from scratch.
Experience with the following SMT hardware and software suppliers:
SMT experience with LED board assembly, including:
Metal Clad
Vacuum Reflow
LED Rework
LED Binning
PCBs up to 4ft in length
De-Panel Process

Physical Requirements:

At the pick and place machine in the SMT line, there are strong magnets that could affect pacemakers
Notice that there are X-Ray systems within the department.
Must be able to lift up to 30lbs in certain areas
Must be able to sit for long durations (entire shift at times)
Must be able to stand for long durations (entire shift at times)
Ability to use microscopes without any issues

Cree Lighting a company of IDEAL Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state or local laws. We realize that providing a culture that represents a diverse background and skillset only makes us a brighter place to work.

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