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Norden Millimeter is in need of experienced thin-film Assemblers and Technicians.

Norden Millimeter is Located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills near Placerville, CA. We offer a friendly, and dynamic atmosphere which provides opportunities for career advancement. Norden is a privately held company, with a high level of employee ownership.

Norden Millimeter is an equal opportunity employer and we offer a comprehensive compensation package including competitive salary and benefits, such as paid holidays and vacations, personal time off, medical insurance, AFLAC, & incentive stock options.

Norden Is experiencing a high level of growth, and as a result has immediate openings for experienced technicians. Below is a job desription of the current openings.


Technician Job Description 

Position Title:  Technician 3                                      Pay Grade:  N09

Reports To:  Manager or Supervisor                         FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

 

Major Responsibilities: Tests, tunes, aligns, troubleshoots and repairs thin film hybrid millimeter and microwave frequency products and multi-function assemblies.

 

Typical Duties:

  • Tests, tunes, aligns, troubleshoots, and repairs circuits and products
  • Inspects components to ensure they meet Quality Assurance (QA) standards and product specifications
  • Ensures Top Level product specifications are accurate
  • Reviews circuit level component specs. and parts lists when new orders are received
  • Interfaces with assemblers regarding parts availability
  • Sets up test procedures
  • Typically identifies problems restricting manufacturing throughput and recommends solutions
  • Typically trains other technicians
  • May perform design tests for engineering
  • May analyze RMA’s and recommend corrective actions as required
  • May be a Product Team leader
  • Above average productivity and ability to work on complex products

 

Equipment used:

·         Sweep Generator ·         Hi-power Stereo Microscope
·         Scalar Analyzer ·         AC/DC Power Supply
·         Spectrum Analyzer ·         Noise Figure Meter & Source Diode
·         Multi-meter ·         Power Meter

 

Education and Experience:

  • Requires HS diploma or equivalent; prefer AS degree in Electronics or equivalent training
  • Requires understanding of RF, DC and electronics theory
  • Requires 5+ years applicable work experience
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination
  • Prefer familiarity with thin film assembly techniques
  • Minimal supervision required

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Technicians are required to remain stationary (sitting or standing) for long periods of time and use hands to handle objects, delicate instruments, and/or controls.
  • Technicians may occasionally be required to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Technicians must have good vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust eye focus to work with a microscope up to 12 hours per day.

 

Work Environment:

  • The manufacturing assembly and test area has equipment with high heat, electricity, and sharp tools.
  • Individuals may be required to handle hazardous materials.

Assembler Job Description 

Position Title:  Assembler 4                                       Pay Grade:  N08

Reports To:  Manager or Supervisor                         FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

 

Major Responsibilities: Performs with exceptional proficiency all assembly processes for millimeter and microwave frequency components.

 

Typical Duties:

  • Assembles circuits and components through several processes including die attach, wedge bonding, bond coupling, gap welding, and ultrasonic bonding procedures
  • Ensures components meet quality standards with below average defect rate
  • Typically re-works assemblies with below average defect rate.
  • Typically trains other assemblers
  • Typically implements new assembly processes
  • Typically assembles prototypes for engineering
  • Typically performs process setups such as bond pull and die shear testing
  • Typically is an Assembly Team Leader and/or QA Inspector
  • Above average productivity with an extremely low reject rate

 

Equipment used:

·         Die attach station ·         Wedge-wedge bonder
·         Bond pull tester ·         Gap welder
·         Hi-power stereo microscope ·         Coupler bonder
·         Ball Bonder ·         Die Shear Tester

 

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years applicable work experience required
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination
  • Minimal supervision required

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Assemblers are required to remain stationary (sitting or standing) for long periods of time and use hands to handle objects, delicate instruments, and/or controls.
  • Assemblers may occasionally be required to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Assemblers must have good vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust eye focus to work with a microscope up to 12 hours per day.

 

Work Environment:

  • The manufacturing assembly and test area has equipment with high heat, electricity, and sharp tools.
  • Individuals may be required to handle hazardous materials.