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SMT Process Engineer

Greenlight Professional Services
Melbourne, Florida, United States
June 17, 2019

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A Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Process Engineer is responsible for maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of all related manufacturing equipment and processes required to manufacture high quality product in a repeatable and cost-efficient manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develops and implements advanced processes and SMT methodologies; creates, edits, and maintains work instructions and process documentation.

• Performs defect and failure analysis for SMT and Through-hole processes.

• Leads improvements in process yield, quality, cycle time, inventory accuracy, delivery, and cost.

• Drives continuous improvement in labor costs through waste reduction, production efficiency, and operations improvement.

• Leads a team of SMT Machine Operators, Process Technicians, and Maintenance.

• Develops and maintains Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for SMT processes.

• Supports Supply Chain in establishing sourcing and stocking levels of components; establishes Kanban system for component replenishment.

• Develops and maintains automation programming (Pick & Place Equipment).

• Supports New Product Introduction (NPI) and Design for Excellence (DFx) activities.

• Determines capital equipment needs and assists in the budget process for equipment, training, software, and equipment installation projects.

• Inspects products using X-Ray, AOI, and optical methods.

• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge & Skills:

• Working knowledge of IPC-A-600, IPC-A-610, J-STD-001

• Proficiency with computer software programs (Microsoft product, CAD software), MRP systems, and placement programming.

• Experience in working in a Lean Manufacturing environment.

• Exceptional communication skills

• Good analytical skills; problem solving methodologies (5-Why, A3, 8d, Pareto, etc.)

• Very detail-oriented, accurate and organized

• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

• Able to work independently and as part of a team

• Confidentiality and Time Management


• Education Required: Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering from an accredited College or University.

• Experience Required: 4+ years’ Electronics Manufacturing experience in SMT and Through-hole manufacturing processes, programming and support of automated placement systems and solder reflow processes.