Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Process Engineer Salary
The average salary for a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Process Engineer is $59,615 per year.
Job Description for Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Process Engineer
A surface mount technology (SMT) process engineer generally assists in the production line of surface mount technologies, which involve attaching electronic materials to printed circuit boards. Finished products will be inspected by an engineer to assess their quality. Where quality needs to be improved, the engineer will provide feedback or will sometimes personally make the fixes.Read More...
Quality can be assessed visually and also by testing. Products should be durable and able to function properly. It is also important to inspect various machinery, tools, and materials involved in the process to make sure that they are working properly. It is also important to monitor the work of individuals to make sure that the work being done is of quality. When it is not, an SMT engineer may give the employees feedback. Some positions will require an SMT process engineer to be responsible for the output amount and quality of a workgroup. It may also be necessary to make suggestions to upper management as to processes that should be improved on the assembly line. In some positions, a SMT process engineer may be expected to come up with or improve SMT designs to fit a certain need. It is essential to consider the cost effectiveness of certain processes and materials so that company profitability is improved.
Experience in this field will come in handy when looking for a SMT job. However, some internship or entry-level positions may be available. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering is necessary, and a master’s degree is often preferred.
Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Process Engineer Tasks
- Develop and implement advanced processes and SMT methodologies.
- Perform defect and failure analyses for Surface Mount Technology (SMT).
- Lead improvements in process yield, quality, cycle time, inventory accuracy and delivery.
- Lead a team of SMT Machine Operators and Process Technicians.
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