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PCB Assembler

Date posted 09/08/2016

Job ID#: 9763BR
Company: General Atomics
Job Title: PCB Assembler
Job Category: Manufacturing
City: Tupelo
State: Mississippi
Regular/Temp: Regular Employee
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

GA’s Electromagnetic Systems (EMS) Group focuses on the military and commercial applications of advanced electromagnetic technologies, including power generation and distribution, magnetic levitation, and systems design and engineering. The EMS Group supports government customers, which include the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Printed Circuit Board Assembler in our Manufacturing department located in Tupelo, MS. Under close supervision with detailed instruction and intermittent review, this position is responsible for the assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs).

  • Operates and maintains PCB assembly equipment including Stencil Printers, Solder Paste Inspection, Pick and Place, Reflow Ovens, Selective Soldering Equipment, and Conformal Coating Equipment.
  • Reworks and repairs printed circuit boards using standard hand tools and methods.
  • Operates inspection equipment such as X-Ray and automated optical inspection machine.
  • Installs, repairs and replaces through-hole and surface mount technology (SMT) packages including QFP (Quad Flat Package), chip components, SOIC (small-outline integrated circuit), axial and radial components.
  • Monitors quality in accordance with quality specifications.
  • Reads and understands assembly drawings and work instructions.
  • Performs solder operations according to J-STD-001 and IPC-610 standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • Typically requires a high school diploma or equivalent and two or more years experience.
  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to communicate and understand written and verbal communication; (2) the ability to read assembly documentation such as diagrams, drawings, specifications, work instructions and wire lists; (3) familiarity with use of soldering and compression connection tools; (4) knowledge of computer operations and applications pertinent to the position; and (5) good visual perception and ability to distinguish between colors.
  • The ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.
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