SMT Test Tech - 1st shift

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Date: Sep 2, 2023

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 117156 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 
State/Province: Minnesota 
City:  Maple Grove 

General Overview

Functional Area:  ENG - Engineering      
Career Stream:  OPE - Operations Engineering
Role:  Technical Support 2
SAP Short Name:  TS2
Job Title:  Engineering Technical Support 2
Job Code:  TS2-ENG-TSUP
Job Level:  Band 05      
Direct/Indirect Indicator:  Indirect


Perform component set-up in feeders and magazines for use on an automated pick and place SMT line. (understanding component package types and polarities as necessary for resistors, capacitors, inductors, and various Integrated Circuit packages – whether in reels, tubes, or trays)

Create packages for components that are new or change existing packages that may be incorrect.  Use of computer and other software packages to optimize machine use and placements. Operate and troubleshoot with a basic process understanding through solder paste screen printing, pick and place machine, and reflow oven. (ensuring the use of the correct programs as documented and checking the accuracy of all programs through supporting documentation).   X-ray inspection as necessary.  

Inspection and product review, including solder touch-up, hand clean or automated inline clean as necessary to build and basic rework of PCB assemblies per IPC-A-610 and J-Std for Class 2 and Class 3 assemblies per build documentation with scopes and basic hand tools

Advanced rework as trained on SRT BGA rework (or similar) equipment.  Works with Product Engineers and production to manufacture “proto-type and first build products.

Incumbents may determine best methods and procedures to follow to complete assignments. Tasks are very complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. Decisions/actions may have an impact on the departments goals and may go beyond the department. Works under minimum Supervision. Situations not covered by standard processes, procedures and methods are referred to manager or expert resource. May provide functional guidance to others performing similar work. May be considered the expert in areas assigned. Builds internal and external relationships that require exchanging information and providing some explanations in a problem solving capacity.

Job Duties

Maintains and aligns solder paste stencils, applies solder paste to achieve an even and consistent screen print on all apertures. Replenishes and controls all SMT components such as capacitors, resistors, and ICs in a pick and place machine, verifies component positioning, values and polarity. Fills in process documentation to be complete and accurate.  Use proper reflow oven programs as determined by engineering to adequately process lead or lead-free solder pastes to developed acceptable solder joints at each solder connection on the assembly. These settings should ensure that each job is able to produce a quality product on a timely basis per print and routings.  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, Cleans equipment, maintains and follows PM schedules, responsible for identifying when 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.

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. Prepares wire by cutting, stripping, twisting, tinning and solders, or fastens wires, cables, resistors, capacitors and other parts and components to pwb’s, connectors, and assemblies.  Cleans parts and hand placed components during production processes.  

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

Follows all ISO 9001 and AS 9100 work instructions and general department procedures.  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

Experience in set-up, operation and troubleshooting of surface mount technology and microscope soldering a plus. Experience in programming of SMT equipment is highly desirable.  Will be required to pass J-STD & IPC-A-610 Certification to be qualified to perform the job duties of a Surface Mount Technician. 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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