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Electronic Assembly Machine Operator
Brookings, South Dakota
Full Time

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Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

As a feeder department, the Electronic Assembly Department is responsible for maintaining a constant supply of electronic components to the final assembly departments.
  • Accommodate all training necessary to become fully qualified.
  • Complete all required reading and successfully pass the written examination for machine certification.
  • Ensure that all duties are performed in a safe manner. Wear proper personal protective equipment to conform to the established safety standards of the tasks as prescribed or directed.
    • Communicate hazards associated with the equipment to those working near the machines that may be filling a support role, and ensure they too wear proper personal protective equipment.
  • Complete all documentation associated with equipment being operated.
  • Accept production plan passed from previous shift and strive to achieve established throughput quality and productivity goals.
  • Work with supervisors, engineers, and process engineers to improve procedures processes and training methods.
    • Assist with the development of training aids to improve processes quality and reduce cycle time.
  • Perform on a daily, weekly, or as needed basis any maintenance prescribed to be performed by the machine operator.
  • Be open and willing to train/operate on more than one machine.
  • Be flexible to work outside the department if necessary.
    • Train on assembly practices and tasks that pertain to all work cells in the plant.
    • Attend formal training session as necessary to elevate skill level and productivity.
  • Learn to read and comprehend blueprints, technical, and nontechnical documents to effectively perform work assigned.
  • Learn the skill set and be able to practice with reasonable efficiency the skill of hand soldering.
  • Once proficient as an operator it is expected that you will develop into a Training Partner on the value stream you work on.
  • Learn and follow company policies and procedures.
  • Complete other duties as assigned to meet customer needs.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Past work experience will be evaluated for potential placement.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to train and effectively apply training in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Ability to operate a computer required. Effective keyboard skills preferred.
  • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to successfully participate as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Regularly and reliably work the scheduled hours. Ability to work overtime when workload requires.
  • Wear all proper protective equipment as required in work area in accordance with Daktronics Safety Policy and OSHA standards. Items may include safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, hearing protection, and electrostatic discharge wear.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to  
    • Distinguish and identify wire and paint colors  
    • Read fine print with or without the use of corrective lenses  
    • Work with odors (solder/paint/solvent/manufacturing odor)  
    • Lift and carry heavy (up to 50 lbs) and/or awkward items  
    • Stand or sit for the full shift and have full range of motion (including but not limited to bending and lifting) required to perform the job functions  
    • Maintain steady hand/eye coordination  
    • Reach in all directions and in potentially awkward position
  • Fluent in English verbal and written.
  • Background check will be conducted.
  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew ,or extend immigration visas for this position.

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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