Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Salary
Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators in the United States can expect wages of $14.13 per hour on average. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators are male. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Hourly Rate||$10.06 - $18.39|
|Overtime||$14.99 - $26.84|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $4,013|
|Total Pay (||$21,366 - $40,317|
Job Description for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator
Surface mount technology (SMT) machine operators work with SMT machines which solder small parts such as circuits, transformers, sockets, and other electronic components. Good manual dexterity is necessary to position, align, and place components for SMT machines, which must be tended by replenishing their supplies and programming them in an efficient manner. They must also monitor the output of machines to ensure quality, and maintenance and calibration are periodically necessary for these machines, as well as troubleshooting and simple repairs when machines are not functioning properly.Read More...
Prior assembly experience and soldering skills may be required for this position, though some jobs offer on-the-job training. Much of the work is done by the SMT machine, but some tasks must be performed manually, and this work usually takes place in a factory environment which may be loud and not temperature-controlled. It's important to consistently meet all productivity and deadline goals and ensure that the area is kept clean and free of hazards at all times, and machines should be prepared for the next job when possible to save time. SMT operators must also keep records and data of this output. Computer skills and the ability to use applications like Microsoft Word are necessary for this position, and a high school diploma is often a minimum requirement.
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Machine Operator Tasks
- Adjust, set up, and operate SMT machines per job order.
- Monitor product through entire SMT process.
- Load proper parts into machine and fill solder paste.
- Inspect and test finished SMT products for quality.
- Hand Solder / De-solder components.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Surface Mount Technology Machine Operators make a median salary of $33K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $39K.
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