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Under direct and general supervision, perform a wide range of quality inspections on components, materials, sub-assemblies, and final assemblies such that inspected items meet customer requirements and specified industry standards for workmanship. Works with engineers and manufacturing personnel to ensure effective inspection processes are implemented and maintained. Assists in development of inspection procedures to meet quality specifications and recommends procedural changes. Scope of responsibility requires use of initiative, ingenuity, and judgment. This position must perform these responsibilities with an awareness of all AS9100 and departmental procedures, work instructions and IPC printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) workmanship and soldering standards. Must be able to pass IPC and other written tests as required.
Primary Roles (one or both of the following):
• SMT and thru-hole inspection per IPC-610 (must pass written test).
• Hand soldering of SMT and thru-hole components to J-STD-001 (must pass written and hand soldering test).
• Inspect PCBAs to ensure quality levels are achieved and maintained at various stages of production.
• Use microscopes, video inspection cameras and basic measuring tools to complete inspections.
• Monitor SMT and thru-hole process performance by performing real time inspection of PCBAs.
• Help develop corrective and improvement actions to eliminate defects and improve processes.
• Clean PCBAs using in-line and batch cleaning machines.
• Carry out all duties in a proficient, orderly and safe manner while maintaining a positive attitude.
• Maintain accurate labor and quality documentation required for product (includes barcoding)
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Required and/or Desired:
• Education: High School Education, or equivalent.
• IPC-610 and J-STD-001 Certification
• Experience: One to three years of related experience performing high-level inspection on PCBAs.
• Excellent manual dexterity and vision.
• Knowledge of electronic component identification.
• Able to frequently lift 25 pound totes.
• Ability to perform repetitive, detailed work using a microscope, small hand tools, and soldering irons.
• Ability to read and understand documentation (in English) required to inspect and/or solder PCBAs.
• Basic computer and math skills.
• Knowledge of “lean manufacturing” principles and practices.