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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 (Full-Time)

POSITION SUMMARY:

 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 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.

 AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

Stock Room Associate

POSITION SUMMARY:

Stock Room Associate  position is responsible for:

  • Accurately picking jobs, which entails verifying correct manufacturing part number and quantity in a timely manner.
  • Filling kit shortages and pulling material for parts requests.
  • Putting away excess inventory.
  • Documenting inventory levels.
  • Assisting in and/or perform cycle counting and physical inventories.
  • Keeping the stockroom clean, organized, and maintained as a safe environment.
  • Interacting with business software to ensure inventory accuracy and understand priorities.
  • Other duties, as assigned, to assist with receiving and shipping of materials.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1)) year 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 and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • 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 9001 and other processes.
  • Proficient in MS Office- Word and Excel and ability to learn and utilize other Company software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, stooping, crouching and crawling.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 40+ pounds.
  • Must be able to work at computer or workstation for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to accurately delineate between various colors.
  • Ability to see and identify very small computer components.
  • Work in hot/cold environments.
  • Work fast paced in a quick turn environment.

Machine Operator

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Machine Operator positions essential function is routine operation of

  • Selective Solder
  • Sayaka router
  • Wave Solder

Need to understand how to run each of these pieces of equipment.

Multi-tasking is essential as there will be times when you are asked to run two machines at the same time.

Other essential activities:

  • Perform basic routine maintenance and cleaning.
  • Document process and other parameters as required by our quality system..
  • Keep the machine area clean and organized to maintain a safe environment.
  • Interact with business software to ensure tracking of work and inventory and to understand priorities.
  • Inform supervision of any stoppages in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to all applicable safety rules.
  • Other duties, as assigned, to assist with ensuring work is processed through all applicable operations.

There is opportunity to learn programming of the machines as well as gathering intimate process knowledge to become a “go-to” expert.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1)) year 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 and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • 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 9001 and other processes.
  • Proficient in MS Office- Word and Excel and ability to learn and utilize other Company software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, stooping, crouching and crawling.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 40+ pounds.
  • Must be able to work at computer or workstation for extended periods of time.

 

Supply Chain Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This position provides support to the Supply Chain Manager to ensure products are ordered and received on time for our production team.  This includes in-depth involvement with the purchasing modules of Made2Manage– the ERP system used by the Company and CalcuQuote.  This position also provides support to the Account Management team by assisting them with costing the materials needed for builds.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

Purchasing

  • Provides support to Account Managers by utilizing our RFQ management system to obtain accurate pricing and lead time on Bill of Material
  • Works with the Account Managers, Documentation & Engineering departments to provide solutions on problem parts from Bill of Material
  • Orders consumables, stencils, and fixtures for production
  • Creates and submits bare boards PO’s to vendors
  • Obtain PO acknowledgements from suppliers
  • Follows established procedures and protocols for inputting orders and product to ensure inventory system is aligned with purchasing needs
  • Expedites orders and requests as needed
  • Ensures PO’s have updated dock dates and tracking information in M2M
  • Maintains vendor confidentiality and protects data stored in company software systems.
  • Supports the Account and Purchasing Supervisor as needed.
  • Work with freight carriers to allow for smooth deliveries. (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Quoting

  • Provides estimated costing for Account Managers using CalcuQuote and direct RFQ’s with board houses.
  • Able to work with Project managers to then be able to supply working gerber to PCB manufactures as well as specifications for quotes.
  • Work with contract manufactures to establish costing, and lead times to material.
  • Find alternatives with CST engineers on problematic components.

Stockroom

  • Ability to receive in and identify components using accounting software (M2M), and able to put parts into stock or orders.
  • Pull orders based off kit pick list, and update shortage sheets.
  • Get accurate counts on components and adjust inventory accordingly.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Attend and actively participate in requested meetings.
  • Stay abreast of current industry purchasing technology, trends and knowledge and provide to the Company by sharing this information with the Company.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ideal but not mandatory: Three (3) or more years of purchasing experience in an electronic engineering or electronic assembly and manufacturing environment.
  • Ideal but not mandatory: Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) or equivalent experience.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to establish and maintain positive and effective communications with other team members, customers, vendors and other third parties.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.
  • ISO 9000 familiarity a plus.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn and utilize other Company software. Experience with Made2Manage ERP system highly desirable or experience with other purchasing software (CalcuQuote) systems required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent standing, walking and sitting.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to work at computer or desk area for extended periods of time.

QC Test Technician II

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Quality Control Technician supports the manufacturing operations through quality inspection.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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 prior to starting work.
  • Review assembly drawings and ensure a full understanding prior to start QC check.
  • Review and understand Bill of Materials (BOMs) and Work instructions.
  • Inspect SMT and through hole assemblies against A-610 Class II & III std.
  • Operate and program the Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) machine.
  • Operate and program the x-ray machine.
  • Perform 1st article inspections – both internal and external.
  • Understand product flow and board assembly manufacturing process.
  • Log quality data summary in the quality data base.
  • Communicate any quality issues to immediate supervisor within fifteen (15) minutes of finding.
  • Redline and communicate any documentation discrepancies to immediate supervisor.
  • Only work/use equipment for which training and/or certification has been completed.
  • Ensure your production area is clean and maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Act as a member of the 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma/Ged with college credits.
  • No experience required for entry level. For level 2 and above some related experience required preferably in a manufacturing or computer component environment.
  • Familiar with IPC A-610 std
  • Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) operate and program experience
  • X-ray machine operate and program experience
  • Can read blue prints
  • Must be able to use basic measuring tools, i.e. caliper, VOM, Pin Gages
  • 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 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.
  • Basic computer skills, prefer familiarity with and ability to use MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and ability to learn and utilize other Company software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent standing, walking and sitting.
  • Occasional stooping or crouching.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequent use of hands.
  • 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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