SMT Operator

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Date: Apr 26, 2024

Location: West Chester, OH, US, 45069

Company: Dover Corporation

Connecting and Protecting People, Microwave Products Group (MPG) is a leading global provider of mission-critical engineered electronic components and subsystems comprised of five business units in six manufacturing locations. Our brand names are recognized globally including: BSC Filters, York, UK; Dow-Key Microwave, Ventura, CA; Pole/Zero, West Chester, OH; Espy, Austin, TX; and K&L Microwave, Salisbury, Maryland and Dominican Republic.
Our expertise is the design and manufacture of communications-based specialty products – engineered components and subsystems – for demanding military, space, commercial aerospace/industrial, and telecom infrastructure applications where function and reliability are crucial.


Are you an individual with a passion for supporting our nation’s military communications? If so, we want to speak with you about this opportunity!

As an SMT Operator at Microwave Products Group – Pole/Zero Corporation in West Chester, OH, you will support the military community by setting up, operating, basic maintenance, and data recording of automated assembly (SMT) Equipment.


Schedule:  1st Shift, 5:30am – 4:10am (Monday – Thursday)


Benefits Include:


  • Annual incentive plan (bonus)
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Up to 10 paid holidays/year (based on schedule worked)
  • 4 hours voluntary time off to volunteer for your favorite charity
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, subject to applicable premium deductions
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance – 100% company paid
  • Other ancillary insurance options available
  • 401(k) retirement account with matching MPG contributions & profit sharing (if applicable)
  • Profit Sharing Plan - potential up to 3% of base salary
  • Educational Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year
  • Gym membership reimbursement up to $120 per year


Primary Responsibilities of this position include:


  • Responsible for the set-up/tear–down of equipment including but not limited to the installation of reeled components, the installation of printer stencils and processing of assemblies through the SMT Process.
  • Operate/Monitor automated equipment per established IFS/Pole Zero guidelines.            
  • Tear-Down Feeders per established IFS / Pole Zero WI guidelines.
  • Manipulate and/or make minor changes in programming of auto assembly equipment.
  • Perform basic maintenance activities on the auto assembly equipment.
  • Maintain accurate machine operation logs on a daily basis.          
  • Complete data recording/reporting activities for manufacturing control processes (via the ERP system or off-line).
  • Optimize machine setups for efficiency and maximize equipment capabilities.
  • Communicates and coordinates as necessary with other Teams (Materials, Planning, Purchasing, etc) to facilitate an efficient operation.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities Include:


  • Knowledge of surface mount components required.  This includes the ability to identify caps, IC’s capacitors, diodes, resistors, etc.
  • Must be able to read a parts list, gather components and appropriately assemble the parts to the product by accurately interpreting the drawing.
  • Good mechanical aptitude skills – ability to pass the Bennett Mechanical Test with the minimum score of 35/68 required.
  • Above average computer skills needed in order to be able to process assemblies thru the SMT Line.
  • Working knowledge of IPC-610-A and a J-STD-001 certification, which may obtained will be required.
  • Be able to conduct daily work operations with minimal supervision.
  • Be able to prioritize daily work operations by working with the schedules and planning resources.
  • Be able to effectively communicate with planning personnel, supervision and other department associates.


Requirements Include:


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • At least three years of experience with Juki 3010L/3020L or comparable surface mount machine required.
  • Previous lead/supervisor experience desired.
  • Must be able to identify electronic components.
  • Must have at least one year of hands on automated electronic assembly experience.
  • Must have intermediate level PC skills.
  • Must be a US person (US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)


Work Arrangement : Onsite  

Salary Range :    -   

We consider several job-related, non-discriminatory factors when determining the pay rate for a position, including, but not limited to, the position’s responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, a candidate’s education/training, the position’s location, and the key skills needed for the position.  Pay is one of the Total Rewards that we provide to compensate and recognize employees for their work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact for assistance with an accommodation. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response.

Job Function :

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Machinist, Telecom, Telecommunications, Equipment Operator, ERP, Manufacturing, Technology

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