Department: Engineering
Location: Saline, MI


The Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Process Engineering Lead is responsible for managing quality, testing, and production for a new, state of the art PCBA production facility. This position works with plant management to develop and maintain a successful production process.  In addition, the following will be the primary accountabilities of this role:

  • In-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes, workflow, task and job management, quality systems.
  • Identify and implement process changes to improve yields, reduce costs, improve run-time, reduce downtime, and improve quality for all products.
  • Create reflow profiles ensuring integrity of solder joints within internal quality guidelines.
  • Analyze yield of SMT processes to ensure process capabilities and throughput.
  • Analyze SMT defects to determine likely failure modes.
  • Develop practical economic solutions to meet performance, cost, and schedule requirements within program constraints.
  • Utilize offline software to generate SMT and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) programs.
  • Perform root cause analysis of day-to-day issues associated with manufacturing.
  • Drive Zero-Defect Quality, 100% On Time Delivery and minimal Cycle Time.
  • Manage team of assemblers


  • Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of SMT manufacturing experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop, lead and motivate multifunctional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Strong leadership, inter-personal / communication skills, working in a team environment.
  • A customer orientated focus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Prolonged periods standing on the production floor and working on a computer. Lift up to 15 pounds at times.
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