• Electronic Assembly Machine Operator (Night Shift)

    Job ID 2018-3458
    Location Redwood Falls, Minnesota
    Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    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.
    Redwood Falls Manufacturing supports the Commercial market through the timely and quality production of Galaxy Displays.
    The selected individual’s responsibility will be to operate automated soldering equipment, component insertion equipment, conformal coating equipment, and general assembly duties with the location of assembly duties dependent upon the priorities and manning of the day. The current on-line automated equipment descriptions are as follows: Universal Radial Insertion Machine, Universal Axial Insertion Machine, Universal DIP Insertion Machine, Nordsen Conformal Coating Machine, Precision Valve and Automation-type dispensing equipment, Pillarhouse Selective Solder Machine, Delta-Soltec Wave Solder Machine, and Robotic Process Systems Selective Soldering System. This automated equipment list will expand to Siemens Surface Mount equipment. All successful applicants are potential machine operators of this equipment.
    • Machine operator with daily-weekly operator maintenance responsibilities of automated equipment.
    • 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.
    • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
    • 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.
    • Provide assembly support to any of the existing work-cells within the plant. Some of the responsibilities listed below will also apply to the primary job description above. As follows:
    • Train on assembly practices and tasks that pertain to all work cells in the plant. Remain flexible to work outside the department if necessary.
    • Attend formal training sessions as necessary to elevate skill level and productivity.
    • Learn to read and comprehend blueprints, technical, and non-technical documents to effectively perform work assigned.
    • Must function effectively in a team-orientated environment.
    • Must be able to handle and manipulate small parts.
    • Hand solder.
    • Regularly and reliably work the scheduled hours. Ability to work overtime when workload requires. Production employees enjoy a 4 day work week, Monday thru Thursday, with overtime being required and scheduled when work load requires. This is accomplished by working extended hours Monday – Thursdays or on Fridays when work load requires.
    • Wear all proper protective equipment as required in work area in accordance with Daktronics Safety Policy and OSHA standards. Items may include the following: safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, hearing protection, electrostatic discharge wear and others as determined necessary by Daktronics Risk and Safety Department.



    • High school diploma or GED required. Post high school education is preferred.
    • Past work experience will be evaluated for potential placement.
    • Demonstrated ability and desire to train and effectively apply this training in a fast-paced production environment.
    • Ability to operate a computer required. Effective keyboard skills preferred.
    • 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.
    • Physical requirements include the ability to:
      • distinguish and identify wire and paint color
      • read fine print with or without the use of corrective lens
      • work with odors (solder/paint/solvent/manufacturing odor)
      • lift and carry heavy (up to 50 lbs) and/or awkward item
      • 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 function
      • maintain steady hand-eye coordination
      • reach in all directions and in potentially awkward positions
    • Background check will be conducted.
    • Fluent in English both written and verbal.
    • A post offer pre-employment job function analysis will be required to test for essential job functions.
    • 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, 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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