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Careers in electronic contract manufacturing

Cascade Systems Technology is always on the lookout for talented individuals with experience in all aspects of electronic contract manufacturing. Our team is comprised of several departments such as box build manufacturing, test, PCB assembly, surface mount and many more, all with considerable talent and skill.

We pride ourselves on hiring and retaining employees and producing top-of-the-line electronic products.

Join the CST Team

Please check out the following open position(s):

SMT Machine Operator I, II, & III (Full-Time)


 This position is responsible for programing and running the Surface Mount Machines according to the documentation pack. All work submitted to QC must be in accordance with IPC-610 Class 2 standards unless otherwise specified.


 Surface Mount Operator I

  • Ensure receipt of proper documentation prior to starting work.
  • Perform kit audits.
  • Operate P&P equipment in production mode.
  • Set up and operate screen printers.
  • Verify feeder setup and load feeders.
  • Complete all SMT paperwork as required.
  • Test and record ESD check as required.
  • Follow weekly build/ship and production schedule for the department via immediate supervisor/team lead and inform immediate supervisor/team lead if schedule will not be met.
  • Ensure receipt of proper documentation and make sure you have a strong understanding of project prior to starting work.
  • Review NPI product build assembly drawings for questionable information and review areas of concern with supervisor/lead prior to prepping kit.
  • Ensure that SMT machines are operating and performing appropriately and check for shortages. Inform supervisor immediately if there are any problems with machines.
  • Communicate any quality issues to immediate supervisor/team lead within fifteen (15) minutes of finding.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly etc. preventative maintenance as required/assigned.
  • Redline and communicate any documentation discrepancies to immediate supervisor.
  • Only work on equipment for which training has been completed.
  • Ensure your production area is clean and maintained.
  • Prerequisite and perform Surface Mount Operator II
  • Perform basic P&P equipment programming and de-bugging tasks.
  • Prepare boards for thermal profiling,
  • Perform x-ray inspection as required via x-ray operator.
  • Start up, power on and power down all Surface Mount lines in the department.
  • Perform/submit SMT First Article.
  • Set up SMT machine P&P programs.
  • Set up SMT reflow oven programs.
  • Handle solder paste accordingly per the Doc Pack.
  • P&P machine program Feeder set up.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly etc. preventative maintenance as required/assigned.
  • Instruct, train and monitor SMT Machine Operator Level 1 as required by direct supervisor.
  • Surface Mount Operator III
  • Program first time builds (NPI) on assigned P&P machine.
  • Create predicted reflow oven profile.
  • Operate stencil and assembly batch washer as required.
  • Knowledge as to where to turn on/off air compressor.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly etc. preventative maintenance as required/assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Act as a member of the Surface Mount team and attend and actively participate in production shipping white board meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • Follow chemical, MSDS and ESD procedures.
  • Must follow all safety requirements, promptly report safety accidents and illnesses, and report potential safety issues, concerns and situations to supervisor.
  • Stay abreast of current industry technology, trends and knowledge and provide to the Company by sharing this information with the Company.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years established work experience, preferably in a manufacturing or computer component environment.
  • Good communication skills and ability to establish and maintain positive and effective communications with other team members, customers, vendors and other third parties.
  • Good oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend assembly and build instructions and other written material.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be able to learn and work with LEAN working methods and processes.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment with attention to detail.
  • Ability to identify all components and component part numbers.
  • Must comply with standards set by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and be free from federal warrants and must not be on any Federal watch list.
  • Ability to learn and follow ISO 9000 process.
  • Familiar with and ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn and utilize other Company software.


  • Frequent standing, walking and sitting.
  • Occasional stooping or crouching.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequent use of hands and repetitive motion tasks.
  • Must be able to work at computer or workstation for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to see and accurately delineate between various colors.
  • Ability to see and identify very small computer components.

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