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Assembly Technician

Date:  Jan 8, 2023

Calex Manufacturing Inc., which was acquired by Murata Power Solutions in 2018, has been in business for more than 50 years, designing and manufacturing DC-DC power converters for automotive, transportation and industrial applications. In recent years, Calex has been developing products for emerging markets such as drones, autonomous driving, hybrid and electric vehicles, in addition to the legacy products.

Calex is located in beautiful Northern California, approximately 50 miles north of San Jose and 30 miles east of San Francisco. Our corporate facility is in the city of Concord which is within easy commute distance of affordable housing, a rare trait for the Bay Area.

Position Summary

We’re looking for a motivated and qualified Assembly Technician with manufacturing product assembly and finish experience to join our team. This is a direct-hire opportunity that comes along with great benefits!

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Typical activities include set-up, loading and operation of light manufacturing machinery and inspection of SMT assemblies. Expected to follow well defined methods and procedures, using judgment and interpretation
  • Prepare and pull parts for job
  • Solder parts using soldering iron or wave solder machines
  • Inspect for potential failures (solder bridges, incorrectly inserted parts, etc.)
  • Read and interpret drawings
  • Kit and enter jobs
  • Complete manufacturing documentation correctly
  • Set up and verify equipment performance, as assigned by team leader
  • Set up SMT equipment for previously programmed models.
  • Load and operate SMT equipment which includes the pick and place machine, the stencil machine and the reflow oven.
  • Inspect and rework SMT assemblies for workmanship under microscope
  • Program and set up light guided insertion machine.


Job Duties/Responsibilities Cont.


Experience Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic data entry skills
  • 1-3 years related on the job experience
  • 1 year of SMT experience
  • Must meet and exceed established productivity and quality goals
  • Responsible for individual accuracy and timeliness of work
  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Able to work independently on assigned tasks
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Basic math skills
  • Team player

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear and use hands to operate equipment and handle materials and parts. Occasionally required to detect odors, stoop, kneel and reach with hands and arms and to crouch, crawl, climb or balance. Must be able to frequently lift up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.

Work Environment


Accepting Direction
Communicating Effectively
Learning Quickly
Managing Time
Supporting Change
Using Computers and Technology
Working Safely


Compensation Data

$18.50 - $20/hr

Compensation and Benefits:

Our benefit package is comprehensive and includes Medical Insurance; Dental Insurance; Vision Insurance; 401(K); Flexible Spending Accounts; Paid Vacation/Holidays; Short Term Disability; Long Term Disability; Tuition Reimbursement.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland