SMT Production lead

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SMT Production lead

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Davis Engineering Staffing is partnering with a leading Electronics firm in southern New Hampshire to hire a Lead SMT Production Associate with a strong SMT and thru-hole soldering process background. If interested in this role, please apply with your Word formatted resume. To expedite the process, you can send your resume to Samantha Hampton at . 

This position is responsible for programming, process development, and production of SMT and thru-hole PCB soldering processes to achieve quality, yield and reliability targets.

Job Function:

  • Responsible for all technical aspects of printed circuit board assembly equipment and related processes including maintenance (SMT, wave soldering, selective soldering, thru-hole assembly)
  • Support New Product introductions – review circuit board designs for manufacturability (DFM)
  • Develop action plans through the evaluation of trend data and implement corrective actions to reduce rework and scrap
  • Analyze equipment process capabilities – new equipment, expansion, accessories
  • Improve processes using Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement tools
  • Understand and ensure operators and/or technicians are in compliance with the requirements of Quality Procedures and management system
  • Ensure optimum work force utilization and performance levels
  • Create procedures and relevant production documentation (i.e. work instructions, flow charts, PFMEA, control plan)
  • Strict adherence to established safety rules and procedures
  • Supervises the activities of the assigned departmental operators
  • Stimulates maximum efficiency and productivity of operators
  • Assures efficient and economical utilization of materials, improvement of methods, and elimination of wasteful practices within the department

Recommended Education / Experience:

  • High School/Technical School diploma required, Associates Degree preferred
  • Minimum of five-years work experience with SMT placement, including operations, programming and maintenance (BGA/PGA, thru-hole technologies, test equipment, cleaning and conformal coating/reflow profiling)
  • Working knowledge of IPC.A-610E 
  • Experience in manufacturing with lead-free processes
  • Familiar with PCB Layout software, Gerber, Orcad, panel design, stencil design, ESD Protection/Procedures
  • Knowledge of and ability to program stencil printing process, SPI (solder paste inspection), pick and place, AOI (automatic optical inspection)
  • Familiar with PCB assembly equipment maintenance
  • Knowledge of wave and selective soldering process, pallet design, thermal profiling for reflow process


  • SMT placement: 5 years
  • Supervisory / Lead Experience 


  • High school or equivalent



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