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Mfg Engineering Technician

Date Posted:

April 11, 2013

Job Category:

Engineering Maintenance Production

Company Division:

San Diego


San DIego (Mira Mesa), California, USA

Job Description:


  • Supports, develops and optimizes manufacturing processes.  Reviews quality metrics to help produce high quality, repeatable processes.
  • Assists with supporting and improving the SMT process (print process, placement, reflow, package-on-package) and the THT soldering processes (hand solder, selective solder, wave solder processes). 
  • Leads metric-driven quality improvements
  • Help support and improve no clean vs. water-soluble flux processes and leaded/lead-free alloy processes.
  • Set up screen printers (familiarity with DEK, MPM a plus) and troubleshoot quality issues with the print process (familiarity with stencil ordering a plus). 
  • Extract centroid and create SMT programs (familiarity with Juki, Zevatech, Siemens placement equipment a plus). 
  • Optimize programs and implement common and group set-ups.
  • Extract centroid and create SMT AOI programs (familiarity with Omron and CR Tech 6500 a plus). 
  • Set up reflow ovens and troubleshoot quality issues with the reflow process. 
  • Set up wave solder machines and troubleshoot quality issues with the wave solder process. 
  • Support and facilitate Planned, Preventive, Predictive and Total Productive Maintenance. 
  • Review quality data  & metrics and lead product and process quality improvement (familiarity with Excel, pivot tables, Pareto charts a plus). 
  • Lead the CAPA process to close open corrective and preventive actions. (familiarity with 8D or 5 Why defect analysis a plus). 
  • Improves process throughput by identifying and eliminating sources of downtime and quality defects.  
  • Conduct internal process audits and support external audits of the company's quality system and processes. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by his/her Engineer. 
  • Analyze and import customer Bills of Materials into MRP (familiarity with IFS a plus). 
  • Review customer ECOs and implement changes in production and documentation.  
  • Update part AML information. 
  • Develop and update operator work instructions (familiarity with Aegis CCAM a plus). 
  • Integrating Gerber and CAD data (familiarity with CAMCAD, GC Place, Mentor, Altium a plus). 
  • Develop process flow diagrams, FMEAs and control plans as well as value-stream maps.
  • Facilitate the lean production preparation process (3P) as part of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and New Product Introduction (NPI).


  • The candidate must have experience in SMT programming, SMT AOI. Firm understanding of IPC-610 and J-STD-001 standards (certifications a plus). 
  • The candidate should have experience in flow soldering processes.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills are required, as the candidate will work closely with the Engineering teams.  
  • Five plus years experience in Contract Manufacturing or OEM environment.
  • Must be able to  read, implement and control front-end documentation: CAD, BOM, gerber, assembly drawings, PCB drawings.  
  • Can effectively identify and apply SMT and THT component packages and installation processes.


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