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SMT Set-up Operator - 1st Shift

Chelmsford, MA 01824

Employment Type: Contract Industry: Light Industrial/Manufacturing Job Number: 60117 Office Location: Salem

Job Description

Our client is a leading electronics manufacturing company that specializes in prototype and volume assembly operations.  The hours are Monday-Thursday 6:00AM - 4:30 PM.

They are looking for an SMT Set-up Operator to load or feed component mounters; you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of SMD mounting equipment. Your responsibilities will include:

Feeder Set-up Operator for Component Mounters:
Reading traveler and feeder set-up reports to gather required empty feeders.
Loading feeders with components and setting up feeder trolleys.
Identifying and marking components for feeder slot locations.
Managing components designated as high use.
Operating feeder set-up fixtures and preparing "cut tape" components.
Designating feeder slots to trolleys.
Break Down Feeder Trolleys:
Identifying and bagging components returning from component mounters.
Returning excess material to the stockroom.
Re-stocking empty feeders and adhering to the feeder maintenance schedule.
Maintaining Feeder Set-up Report Integrity:
Initializing, providing manufacturing feedback, and recording material shortages.
Maintaining ESD Controls, Cleanliness, and Order of Work Area.

About You:
To excel in this role, you should have the following qualifications and skills:

High school diploma or equivalent.
1-2 years of experience in the electronics field.
Ability to understand written and verbal instructions.
Formal training as an operator or maintenance technician on component mounters is helpful but not required.
Familiarity with ESD Control and IPC workmanship standards is a plus.
Strong desire to continuously improve the work environment, quality of work, and reduce cycle time.


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Job Requirements

Machine Operator, SMT, PCB, electronics, Surface Mount, set-up, feeders, operate, operating, SMD, Surface Mount Device
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