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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Production Tech
SAT : Manufacturing
State College, PA

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job

•Reads and interprets prints, blueprints, process manuals, assembly drawings and schematic diagrams.
•Uses voltmeters, power meters, scalar network analyzers, power supplies, multi meter and other specialized test equipment.
•Competent in all aspects of module assembly, such as wiring, reflow, epoxy, and hand soldering through hole and surface mount components.
•Visually inspects subassemblies for proper workmanship and performs continuity and resistance checks prior to turn on. Repairs as needed.
•Determines proper system operation, and records all pertinent data.
•Tests, and certifies a wide variety of circuit boards and system subassemblies prior to installation.
•Evaluates system performance under actual operating conditions.
•Navigates Local Area Network and ERP system to gain the necessary information to complete work assignments.
•Completes appropriate paperwork necessary to finish work assignments.
•Maintains ESD certification.
•Maintains IPC-610 certification.
•Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
•Performs Electrical and Mechanical Assembly.
•Works in unison with the cell technicians to capture final product data.
•Other duties, as assigned.
Minimally Required Skills

•General knowledge of the job
•Substantial acquaintance with an understanding of general aspects of the job with a broad understanding of the detailed aspects of the job
•General supervision and instructions given for routine work, and detailed instructions given for new activities or special assignments
•Normally follows established procedures on routine work, requires instructions only on new assignments
•Contacts are typically with individuals within own department and occasionally with contacts outside own organization
•Contacts involve obtaining or providing information or data requiring some explanation or interpretation
•Focus is on completing tasks or activities supporting implementation of procedures
•Fundamental knowledge and proficiency in the use of related tools and equipment
•Recognizes need for and seeks out additional technical assistance/information when needed
•General computer and test equipment knowledge

Minimum job requirements:

•High School Diploma with a minimum of 2 years of relevant or transferable experience

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.