Machine Operator (Day Shift), Full Time

Operate a range of automated assembly equipment for manufacturing circuit board assemblies

Pay: $13.00 - $14.00 / hour

Shift: M-F 8-5

Department: Production

About SparkFun

SparkFun Electronics is an open source e-retailer focused on making embedded electronics accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. SparkFun was instrumental in creating the Open Source movement and remains a leader dedicated to making it more commonplace. We strive to educate, encourage, and supply our customers in all things electronic.

In 2003, CU student Nathan Seidle shorted a programmer in his dorm room and, in lieu of a way to order easy replacements, decided to start his own company. Since then, SparkFun has been committed to sustainably helping our world achieve electronics literacy from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. No matter your vision, SparkFun’s products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to help demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. We’re here to help you start something.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

About SparkFun's Next Machine Operator

The Machine Operator is expected to perform all necessary duties and responsibilities required to ensure a steady flow of products off of the automated assembly line in a timely matter. The Machine Operator is expected to work with general supervision, getting assistance from other operators/managers when needed. Must be able to assist others when needed, especially an operator-in-training. Must demonstrate excellence in communication and problem solving in a team environment. Prior PCB assembly equipment operations experience is not required. We will train the candidate that is best fit for the position.

Duties Include:

  • Running a complete build including setup, building, and tear down processes.
  • Stenciling accurately and efficiently at a high level of complexity.
  • Reflow oven & selective soldering operation
  • Taking initiative to get the equipment operations area up and running if first to arrive. General start-up procedures.
  • Coordinating with other Machine Operators in order to streamline the entire PCB assembly process
  • Soldering of PTH components on initial panel to allow for testing.
  • Complete inspection and testing of each initial panel before continuing with full production run.
  • Accurately estimate and record build times utilizing SparkFun production tools (software).
  • Perform general maintenance on equipment when applicable.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (4-7 hours per day)
  • Experience with SMD & PTH soldering
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Consistent work habits, including reliability, punctuality, honesty, & self-motivation
  • Experience with Google's suite of products (i.e. GMail, Sheets, Docs, etc)
  • Must be able to work effectively in a collaborative, team environment

SparkFun Benefits & Perks

SparkFun Electronics offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to several perks. In regards to benefits, we offer medical, dental, and vision insurance. And, we offer a 401k match, disability, life insurance, and a flexible leave policy.

SparkFun offers many perks, including but not limited to a dog-friendly workplace, professional development opportunities, an on-site fitness center, lunch and learns, and internal classes to learn from fellow Funions! Flexible schedules are also available.

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