SMT Operator - 2nd shift

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Date: Dec 4, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 116891 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

General Overview

Functional Area: Operations (OPS)
Career Stream:  Production (PRD)
Role: Machine Operator 2
Job Title: Machine Operator 2                   
Job Code: MO2-OPS-PRD
Job Level:  Level 04                 
Direct/Indirect Indicator: Direct


AbelConn, a Celestica company, is a global Center of Excellence for the Aerospace, Defense, Licensing and HealthTech industries. Our business is growing. We recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility located in Maple Grove, MN that offers world-class manufacturing, engineering, and product lifecycle services. Our deep expertise in manufacturing, electromechanical design support, prototype manufacturing, electronic assembly, finishing, and enclosure assembly is unlocking new solutions for our customers.

Interested in working on some of the most exciting new technologies on the market? We are always looking for talented people with the right experience, skills, and attitude to join our expanding team. Your success is our success—our top priority is to hire the best and offer a sense of ownership and opportunity in building your career. We offer competitive compensation and exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth. Join our talented team and help us to imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Setup and operate SMT machines and inspect product it produces to IPC-A-610 & J-STD-001 Class 3.  Following all process documentation and have the ability to diagnose defects or problems when they are presented.


Detailed Description


  • Maintains and aligns solder paste stencils, applies solder paste to achieve an even and consistent screen print on all apertures.
  • Replenishes and controls SMT components in a pick and place machine, verifies component positioning, values and polarity. Fills in process documentation to be complete and accurate. 
  • Able to follow process/program documentation developed by Engineering to properly process lead or lead-free solder assemblies for acceptable solder joints at each solder connection on the assembly. Review routings against prints to ensure consistency. Verify correct programs and revisions are called out on routers.
  • Responsible for the monitoring of floor stock inventory such as solder paste and monitoring expiration dates and informing Supervisor or Lead when low or expired.
  • Following preventative maintenance schedules on equipment will clean and perform PMs. Responsible for identifying when further maintenance is needed.
  • Learn machine part parameters and programs to ensure optimization of machine time usage. Is able to produce a quality product on a timely basis per print and routings. 
  • Work with engineers and technicians to set up and run NPI products through any of the soldering processes performed by machines or associates.
  • Periodic hand soldering under a scope is required for solder touch up and product review of solder joints.  Uses basic hand tools, special fasteners, soldering iron and measuring devices. May be required to measure and record product data.
  • Perform X-Ray inspection using the AXI or Glenbrook to make sure the product we produce meets customer expectations.
  • Perform rework using the Air-Vac rework machine.
  • Will perform hand soldering work while using a scope, some components may be necessary to tin (add solder to solderable surfaces) prior to SMT placement.
  • May be required to train other employees and assist in orientation of new employees. 



Employees may be requested to perform other duties not mentioned above.  This description reflects the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed responsibility list for every function described.  May be used in other areas and departments of manufacturing as workload dictates. Assists co-workers when necessary to meet work unit goals. Actively seeks continuous process improvement

AbelConn Electronics is ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS 9100 registered, Nadcap Accredited, NASA-STD-8739 and all job duties are to be performed to support the business in meeting all requirements and documented instructions.  Will be responsible for the quality or work and meeting daily quantity standards.  Keep facilities, materials and work area clean, organized and free of FOD, exercising care in their use.  Use safety practices and takes prompt action to correct problems. 

Physical Demands

Work may involve repetitive motion and is performed primarily in standing position, may require sitting, twisting and stooping positions. Job duties require working with and around chemicals.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to odors and warm temperatures.  Visual exams are required pre-hire and biennial to confirm visual acuity of 20/20 with or without glasses along with passing a standard color vision exam. Must be able to perform job functions while using a scope. 

Typical Experience

Related experience in set-up, operation and troubleshooting of surface mount technology and microscope soldering. Experience in programming of SMT equipment is highly desirable.  Will be required to pass J-STD & IPC-610 Certification to be qualified to perform the job duties of a Surface Mount Machine Operator.  Follows oral and written instructions, and must be fluent at reading blueprints.

Typical Education

High School education or equivalent


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

AbelConn is a US ITAR facility and positions with AbelConn involve the release of export controlled goods either directly to employees or through the employee’s movement within the facility. As such, AbelConn will require necessary information from all applicants upon an applicant’s acceptance of employment to determine if any export control exemptions or licenses must be filed. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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