• SMT Operator

    Job Locations US-WI-Racine
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  • Job Description

    Cree currently has a job vacancy for an SMT Operator in our Lighting Manufacturing facility in Racine, Wisconsin.

    Location: Racine, WI

    Shift: 7AM - 3PM (Monday - Friday)

    Competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, and opportunities for growth and development!


    This person will be a primary contributor to operating the SMT production line for LED lighting PCB Assembly. This position will be responsible for all aspects of printed circuit board assembly, to ensuring high quality product is delivered for top-level fixture assembly.


    A successful candidate will be a resourceful problem solver that is able to work around technical obstacles and implement practical solutions. The SMT Operator is a core member of the Operations team and works with that team to realize world class manufacturing systems and processes. 


    Cree is an innovative, industry leading LED lighting company . We provide a dynamic work environment, a world class development team and the opportunity to incorporate your work into the best products on the market. We do great things and want great people to take part.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Startup, set-up, operate, teardown, and shutdown assigned printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) machines
    • Perform daily and routine maintenance on printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) machines
    • Communicate with SMT Process Technicians to resolve machine and process related issues
    • Identify, initiate and implement continuous improvement solutions for process optimization, cost reduction, and yield enhancements
    • Analyze data to identify and resolve systemic process and performance issues
    • Read and correctly interpret printed circuit board documentation
    • Work to improve productivity while maintaining quality standards
    • Use and handle small hand tools for the assembly of printed circuit boards efficiently
    • Use microscope or other magnifying devices as is necessary to complete an assignment
    • Promptly and accurately complete all forms, reports or documentation required
    • Communicate clearly and concisely to co-workers to enable the efficient flow of the production line



    Use your SMT and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) skills to help create and foster world class manufacturing systems and processes, that yield superior LED luminaires.


    What you need for success: 

    • 2+ years of experience in printed circuit board assembly
    • Able to perform Setup, Operation, Changeover, and Shutdown for the following SMT equipment:
      • Screen Printer
      • Solder Paste Inspection (SPI)
      • Pick and Place
      • Reflow Oven
      • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
      • Conformal Coating
    • Must be proficient in soldering (soldering skills test will be administered)
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and be self-sufficient while managing multiple tasks
    • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment with a focused execution of tasks
    • Strong computer software skills and aptitude to learn new software
    • Attention to safety, quality, and performance
    • Self-Starter with sense of self-reliance and sense of urgency
    • Excellent work ethic with the understanding that excellence is a habit
    • Ability to identify potential safety and performance issues and eliminate them


    Key Words for Search:  SMT, Surface Mount Technology, AOI, automated optical inspection, SPI, solder, Solder Paste Inspection, PCBA, Printed Circuit Board Assembly, machine operator, through hole,


    Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

    Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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