SMT Process Engineer - Full-time

Permanent Position 


The SMT Process Engineer is responsible for the process development, sustaining engineering, quality and workmanship and associated reporting.  Responsibilities will focus on maximizing machine utilization, identify SMT areas of improvement and develop and implement processes, procedures to improve overall manufacturing efficiencies.  The SMT Engineer will work closely with engineering for leading SMT projects and improvement activities, stencil support and reflow fixturing, management and support and process development including printing, placement, reflow development.  Key Process Indicators and targets include OEE, DPMO, first pass yield with a focus on process control, issue resolution and quality improvement.



  • Provide leadership, training, direction, and guidance to SMT technicians/ operators.

  • Reduce/ Eliminate Setup and change over time.  Maximize machine utilization and uptime.

  • Identify SMT areas of improvement and provide solutions and alternates.

  • Perform Design for Manufacturability (DFM) feedback to manufacturing engineer to identify critical issues which impact quality, cost, and throughput.

  • Develop new technologies, equipment, tools, processes, materials, and procedures to define, improve manufacturing solutions and efficiencies.

  • Work with Component Engineering to validate AVL conformance to standard supply types, process requirements, lead-free process compatibility, MSL. Identify and feedback discrepancies for resolution.

  • Support tape and reel operations

  • Design and implement stencil, reflow support fixtures and stencil print fixtures.

  • Develop reflow profile, SRT profile (as rework dictates), rework stencils, Pin-in-paste, step, adhesive.

  • Responsible for process and equipment-specific training and safety requirements.

  • Lead SMT Efficiency projects and improvement activities.

  • Responsible for stencil, support fixture and reflow fixturing organization, management, and control.

  • Provide cost impact from ECN when applicable on tooling, parts, and process variations.

  • Responsible for maintenance and improvement of SMT cycle time, throughput targets and metrics, WIP flow and identification and resolution of capacity constraints.

  • Develop and monitor UCL and LCL for SPC, CpK measurements, DPMO targets and identify additional inspection requirements to maintain high level of quality output and first-pass yield.

  • Implementation of lean manufacturing, 5S and continuous improvement with focus on process control, issue resolution and quality improvement

  • Determine Root Cause Analysis and perform corrective action through Corrective Action Reporting (CAR)

  • Ensure adherence to IPC-610-D & ISO Procedures

  • Monitor SMT efficiency and quality and ensure operators are following standard procedures.

  • Responsible for SMT Continuous improvement and weekly review of Rolled Yield reports and respective corrective actions.

  • Attend team & customer meetings on an agreed frequency.


  • Electronic engineering experience required, preferably in a contract manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Surface Mount Technology Process or related Assembly

  • IPC-A-610, JEDEC, ISO and related standard knowledge preferred.

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

  • Strong technical background in SMT.  Equipment knowledge of Panasonic, ASYS/Ersa Printers and BTU Reflow Ovens preferred.

  • Excellent profiling skills with experience with ECD, CAM350 and EPM products

  • Experienced in Statistical control implementation.

  • Effective problem solving and organizational skills.

  • Effective technical communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong interpersonal skills and organization skills with the ability to work within a team environment.

  • Detail and Quality Oriented

  • Police Criminal Background check required as a condition of employment.


How to Apply

If you are interested and qualified for this opportunity, please use the Apply Online link below and remember to attach your application (resume and detailed cover letter outlining your motivation and interest in this position) and include the position in the 'Desired Position' field.


Applications will be received until March 31, 2021, 5:00 pm.


COVID-19 Alert

The successful incumbent shall agree and be responsible for adhering to and following Company best practices, policies, guidelines, implementation measures and processes adhering to COVID-19.


Vexos is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vexos is committed to diversity in its workplaces and welcomes applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities among other self-identified diverse groups.  Vexos thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those qualified and considered for an interview will be contacted.



  • 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Full Time – Day Shift. Subject to change per operational, business, and scheduling needs



  • Markham, Ontario