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Sr. SMT Engineer

Sr. SMT Engineer
by Admin on 06-28-2023 at 3:10 pm

Website Samtec

The Sr. SMT Engineer is a self-motivated contributor working with internal and external customers to assist in the design and development of new and existing products, provide processing-related technical customer support and research new and improved methods for processing Samtec interconnects.  A reasonable understanding of SMT electronic assembly including screen printing processes, pick & place, reflow thermal profiling, cleaning, electrical / functional testing and SMT troubleshooting is required.  The Engineer will have full access to state-of-the-art SMT processing, inspection and rework equipment.


  • Member of a cross-functional team comprised of design engineering, manufacturing, quality, sales and marketing to support new product introduction, as well as existing product improvement, customer quality issues and sales and marketing strategies
  • This position will involve hands-on work on a full SMT process line
  • Assist with new product design and develop processing recommendations including:
    • PCB footprint layout
    • Stencil layout
    • Shipping packaging requirements
    • Pick and place requirements
    • Evaluate new product designs through processing trials (reflow soldering, wave soldering, press fit, etc)
    • Rework procedure
  • Interpret customer data to determine root cause of processing issues
  • Set up and run internal soldering trials of customer processing issues
  • Assist in equipment maintenance and procurement

The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Employees may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.


  • Minimum 5 years of manufacturing with a focus in SMT process engineering formal training and/or work experience (preferred)
  • Must be a self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Candidates must have a solid understanding of statistics, process control and reliability standards (IPC, JEDEC, MIL)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications
  • Experience in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Gerber or other engineering design, modeling or simulation software is desirable
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