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Equipment Engineering Associate

Experience Level:  Individual Contributor
Job Type:  Full-Time

NC - Greensboro (HQ), US

Requisition ID:  4764



Seeking professional Associate Engineer to support high-quality/quick-turn PCB Assembly in Greensboro, NC.  This includes but not limited to equipment programming, stencil generation/ordering, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of the surface mount equipment used to perform assembly of PCB’s.  This individual will also be asked to lead/complete equipment and process development projects as assigned by the Group Lead or Manager. 




  • Programming SMT and related equipment used in PCB Assembly. 
  • Design and order SMT stencils.  Knowledgeable in applicable software (e.g. Altium, GC-PowerPlace and AutoCAD).
  • Troubleshoot and solve novel to difficult SMT equipment and processing problems.
  • A keen attention to detail and dexterity necessary for working with PCB components.
  • Documentation ownership – write and revise Work Instructions and PM Procedures as needed
  • Perform equipment preventive maintenance, unplanned maintenance, and calibration routines. 
  • Lead efforts to track down and resolve chronic equipment, downtime, yield, or quality issues.
  • Support Operator training activities.
  • Support Entry Level Technician training activities.
  • Lead and complete project work as assigned by Group Lead.
  • Recommend and justify process improvements with Group Lead and Manager.  This can include training, equipment, tooling, materials and more. 
  • Play an active role in the continuous team effort to improve quality and cycle time.
  • Procure, document and maintain appropriate equipment spare parts inventory. 
  • Responsible for writing purchase requisitions for tools, spare parts, and consumables.
  • Individual may be asked to interface with (internal) customers by communicating timelines, and/or process issues that may impact delivery dates or product quality.  
  • Maintain a positive demeanor when faced with challenging situations




  • Must be safety conscious and possess a basic understanding of electronic equipment and precision measuring tools (calipers, micrometer, and coordinate measurement microscopes).
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude with excellent equipment troubleshooting abilities and the dexterity required to assemble a variety of complex parts to very close tolerances.
  • Must be able to work from detailed drawings, assembly diagrams, specifications and/or verbal instructions required to perform the job.
  • Must be VERY quality focused and capable of working in a fast-paced, high-mix/medium-volume environment and able to find quick solutions to immediate problems.
  • Must communicate effectively and routinely with opposite shift members, group leads and supervision.
  • Must get along well with others and maintain a professional attitude especially when dealing with difficult situations.
  • Must be able to own projects, documentation and training activities and work with minimal direct supervision.
  • Awareness of Lean manufacturing:  A3/8D problem solving and FMEA’s
  • Associate degree in mechanical and/or electronics with 5-years SMT/PCB experience; or equivalent



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