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Process Engineer for Surface Mount Technology
Redwood Falls, Minnesota
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.


The Manufacturing facility, in Redwood Falls, MN, supports the Commercial, Live Events and Sports markets. The selected individual will support the factory in managing Surface Mount Technology (SMT) production processes and applying/adhering to standards created for SMT production processes. This role is also responsible for continuous improvements, problem solving, and implementation of new equipment. Other responsibilities will include participation in corporate wide improvement teams as well as factory objectives in other areas of engineering support.


  • Support manufacturing to ensure Daktronics product is being manufactured in accordance with quality standards following Lean practices.  
    • Make decisions on immediate issues with the value stream (for example issues with equipment, material or process)
    • Make decisions on long-term product/process improvements and manage the implementation, such as adjusting factory layouts, etc.
    • Serve as liaison between Manufacturing and other departments (Design, Quality, Sourcing, etc) to develop and/or improve processes and procedures to reduce scrap, rework, labor and improve quality.
  • Focus on new product development and product transfers between factories:
    • Be the subject matter expert of Daktronics’ manufacturing capabilities and advise Design Engineering early in new product development to ensure designs are manufacturable.
    • Develop processes that are stable, repeatable, and reliably meet design requirements.
    • Take an active role in the build of prototypes, first articles, and pre-production assemblies.
  • Support products throughout their life cycle, developing and implementing changes as needed.
  • Participate on corporate teams which focus on creating, improving & standardizing processes & equipment.
  • Work professionally and effectively in a team oriented environment. Work with little supervision. Communicate effectively with customers and team members.
  • Consistently complete quality work in a timely manner meeting established deadlines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and needed to meet customer and/or department expectations.




  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar engineering degree.
  • Previous SMT experience and Knowledge of circuit board assembly and components preferred.
  • 5+ years of industry experience preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of and/or capacity to learn the programming of many different types of SMT equipment.
  • Fluent in English, both written & verbal. Strong organizational & presentation skills, and self-motivation are required.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to:
    • distinguish and identify colors
    • read fine print with or without the use of corrective lenses
    • work with odors (solder/solvent/manufacturing odor)
    • lift and carry heavy (up to 50 lbs) and/or awkward items
    • stand or sit for the full shift
    • have full range of motion (including but not limited to bending and lifting) required to perform the job functions
    • maintain steady hand-eye coordination
  • Ability and willingness to travel. A valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Motor vehicle records will be checked.
  • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.
  • Background check will be conducted.
  • Daktronics does not sponsor, extend or renew 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, genetics, 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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