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Manufacturing Engineering Technician

Poway, CA 92064

Posted: 11/10/2020 Job Category: Warehouse/Manufacturing Pay Rate: $28-29/h DOE

Job Description

Responsible for maintaining and improving production capacity and capability on

SMT production lines and their related post-processing equipment to maximize throughput

and to ensure quality products are assembled and delivered on time. Supports Manufacturing

Operations in the setup of production machines, including, software loading, calibrations,

testing, and troubleshooting. Plans and executes all levels of routine maintenance on

production equipment in a highly automated SMT manufacturing environment. Provides

technical support for SMT machines and Operators and collaborates with Engineering to

create, implement, and maintain continuous process improvement programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain all fixtures and equipment through scheduled preventive maintenance and

inspections and perform minor repairs and maintenance, as necessary.

Support, develop and provide training on all aspects of SMT equipment.

Perform reflow oven thermal profiles and associated documentation.

Troubleshoot and repair production equipment, perform root cause analysis; identify and

document root causes at component, sub-assembly, and machine levels, and fix the root


Ensure all PM’s/CAL’s are up-to-date.

Track manufacturing metrics to detect potential problems and provide preventive solutions

to avert problems before they happen.

Establish and create processes for other departments, as assigned.

Participate in cross-functional process improvement teams in the design, development,

analysis, manufacturing and testing of products.

Develop production fixturing in support of SMT and secondary operations.


Manage and monitor prototype builds and provide Design for Manufacturability feedback

to the design team.

Drive continuous improvement of manufacturing processes by evaluating new processes

and/or modifications to existing processes and equipment.

Develop work instructions and technical procedures, document troubleshooting methods,

document test results, analyze data, develop corrective actions based on analysis, and

identify ergonomic improvements associated with the assembly and testing of products.

Develop and mentor current team members to support maintenance activity.

Participate in equipment evaluation and selection with Engineering and management staff.

Find ways to reduce expenses while maintaining production quality and integrity


May assemble or rework electrical or mechanical parts using hand tools, small power

tools and soldering equipment.

Lead, develop and train Operators and less experienced maintenance technicians.

Specific projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements:

§ At least a High School diploma or GED;

§ A vocational or technical degree or higher education in a manufacturing-related discipline is preferred;

§ At least two (2) years directly-related manufacturing experience; or

An equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Job Requirements

High School Diploma 

Vocational or technical degree or higher education in a manufacturing-related discipline is preferred 

At least two (2) years directly-related manufacturing experience or 

an equal combination of education and experience is required 

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