SMT Solder / Inspector - 2nd Shift


Kay and Associates, Inc., is seeking anSMT SOLDER / INSPECTORfor a2ndShift position in Glendale Heights.

Core areas of focus include assembly and mounting of circuit board components, electronics box-building and enclosures, extrusions and other fabricated metal parts, blow molding and higher value plastic products; wiring harnesses, cable assemblies and turnkey, lower-volume electro-mechanical products.

Position is expected to be on a contract to direct hire basis.


Glendale Heights, IL

Work Schedule: 2nd Shift

Monday - Friday, 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM

(Some work on 1st shift)


$12.00 - $15.00 / hour DOE


  • Hand solder and inspect SMT and Thru-Hole components to printed circuit boards per IPC standards.
  • Assist team with finding quality defects in PCB assemblies and fix defects to comply with IPC standard.
  • Use of computer programs, such as Microsoft Office Word and Excel, for data entry, record-keeping, and other uses as needed
  • Assist with other related activities such as packing and unpacking.
  • Follow safety rules and keep work area in a clean and orderly condition.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent hand SMT soldering skills, preferably lead-free
  • Good component identification skills.
  • Good understanding of component polarity requirements.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work from drawings and parts lists
  • High attention to detail


  • 2+ years of experience troubleshooting and inspecting of parts for defects
  • 2+ years of experience with hand SMT soldering and assembly, in a manufacturing/production environment
  • 2+ years of experience reading parts lists and work instructions, drawings or diagrams to complete tasks
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience working to IPC standards is preferred

NOTE:Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a drug test and a background screen prior to starting.

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