SMT Operators

3+ months agoPhoenix, AZ


Kforce's client, a growing company in the Tempe, AZ area, is looking for a couple of direct hire SMT Operators. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager.Summary:This role operates Yamaha YSM20 pick and place equipment, YCP10 screen printer, and BTU reflow oven. The Operator will be responsible for feeder changes, daily, weekly, and monthly machine maintenance, program validation, validation of feeder setups and kitted parts. The candidate must also monitor the output of the machines to ensure quality. Responsible for Quality assurance and Documentation. The Operator III will work closely with Quality Control to provide instant feedback on any machine placement / solder issues. Job Duties:

  • Set up and operate SMT machines per job order
  • Feeder setup, feeder changes, and validation of components
  • Identify component types i.e. SOIC, VSOP, Resistor, capacitors, polarity, etc.
  • Monitor product through entire SMT process to meet all Quality standards
  • Operate and maintain Yamaha YCP10 screen printer; Maintain solder paste levels, load programs, ensure stencils are not damaged and correct stencil being used
  • Operate Yamaha YSM20 machine
  • Although rare, monitor any machine rejections and report to Process Engineering
  • Identify any machine problems as they relate to maintenance, damage, software
  • May make minor program changes - pick height, pick position, feeder relocation
  • Ensure part orientation (polarity) is correct for presentation to the machine
  • Load correct reflow oven recipe based on Work Order
  • Visual inspection of products and components per print / visual aid


  • High School diploma or GED
  • 3-5 years of SMT machine operation experience
  • Knowledge of Tray and Tape & Reel Part orientation
  • Ability to trouble shoot SMT feeder problems regarding pitch, cover tape, and polarity in the pocket
  • IPC-610, J-STD-033, & J-STD-001 experience is a plus
  • Fluent in English and Spanish is a plus but not required
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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