Production Operator – SMT

Unigen Corp.

Newark, CA

Job Title: Production Operator – SMT 

Job Function: Production

Job Overview: 

The SMT Equipment Operator is responsible for set up and operation of automated surface mount technology equipment. Reports to Production Supervisor Newark, CA.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the overall operation of the assigned SMT line/unit:

Set up and operate automated SMT (Surface Mount Technology) assembly equipment including Screen Printer, Pick and Place Machine, Reflow Oven, and X-Ray Machine,

Clean boards and load printed circuit boards into equipment,

Pick components and load feeders,

Perform visual inspections of SMT assemblies,

Unload finished assemblies from equipment and store them according to work instructions.

2. Execute written/verbal instructions given by supervisor and monitor efficiency and quality of assigned routine tasks:

Monitor PCB (Printed Circuit Board) assemblies through the process and report discrepancies to Supervisor line lead or SMT technician,

Inspect finished boards for quality and quantity of work performed,

Read and follow work instructions and visual aids,

Check and inspect task results against predetermined standards,

Identify, communicate, and escalate production issues and problems.

3. Provide team support:

Demonstrate work methods to new hires,

Share best practices, assist in minor troubleshooting,

Actively participate in cross-training.


Prior on-the-job experience of at 5+ years in the same or similar industry,

High school diploma is required,

Ability to work with speed and accuracy and follow written and verbal instructions,

Familiarity with SMT automatic assembly equipment: Screen Printer (Panasonic NM-EJP1A), SPI (TRI7007), Pick & Place (Panasonic NM-EJM8A; Fuji Amex 3), Reflow Oven (Vitronics XPM3i),

IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies,

Familiarity with ADP Workforce Now (Employee Self-Service Portal).

Salary Range: $19.00 - $27.00 / Hour