San Jose, CA
Production Associate- Plating- Weekend Day Shift - Friday-Sunday - 12 hours Shift 6:00am - 6:00pm 25% shift differential. Scope: A Plating Operator is actively involved in various processes within the plating department to include etching, stripping and oxidizing PCB panels. Must maintain the work area in a safe environment while working with chemical processes and using high speed pressure equipment. Must meet or exceed output targets by understanding the product flow and handling procedures within the department. A Plating Operator will be exposed to hazardous waste while performing daily job duties. Operators will undergo Chemical Handling training prior to the start of performing these duties and will actively participate in ongoing hazardous waste and chemical handling training. Duties and Responsibilities: Operate wet process equipment for PCB panel processing through functions which include manual copper plating, solder plating, silver immersion, gold immersion, electroless copper, electrolytic gold, outer layer etching, organic coating, and hot air level processing. Set and maintain chemical processing equipment within operational parameters Cautiously load racks in plating tanks while ensuring proper temperature/current of baths Read blueprints and traveler documents to produce and move products according to customer specifications and to verify that all previous operations were completed Follow work flow dispatch as required while making allowances for schedule changes in response to Hot Jobs and customer requirements Immediately report any and all quality issues with panels and chemical baths to supervisor and/or Process Engineers Assist Process Engineers in running chemical process evaluations Perform preventative maintenance on all chemical machines Use all required Personal Protective Equipment Complete all internal departmental documentation accurately Follow all safety measures when handling chemicals and hazardous waste with regard to use, mixing and disposing chemicals Essential Knowledge & Skills: Have a thorough knowledge of process chemistry Good hand/eye coordination Ability to lift 40 pounds without straining Ability to stand throughout entire shift Ability to read, write and communicate in English to the degree necessary to perform the job Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred Two years experience in the Wet Process department preferable or related chemical environment.