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SMT Operator

Date:  Jan 8, 2022

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 SMT Operator with 1+ years of experience with SMT, pick and place, PCBA and through-hole soldering experience to join our team! This is a direct-hire opportunity that comes along with great benefits!

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • To set up, program and maintain SMT pick and place machines, stencil machines and profile the reflow oven. 
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems which arise with the surface mount technology (SMT) process and equipment.
  • Set up SMT equipment for previously programmed products.
  • 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
  • Understand, support and practice the Calex Quality Assurance policy as required by ISO 9001
  • Other work related duties as assigned

Job Duties/Responsibilities Cont.


Experience Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic data entry skills
  • 1 year of SMT experience preferred
  • 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:

  • While performing essential responsibilities, the employee regularly works near moving parts, is exposed to fumes or airborne particles and to toxic or caustic chemicals. Occasionally exposed to vibration and extreme heat. The noise level is usually moderate.

Work Environment


Building and Supporting Teams
Communicating Effectively
Delivering High Quality Work
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Supporting Organizational Goals


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