When Fortune 500 businesses need advanced, sophisticated electronic manufacturing and engineering to achieve their goals, they look to the seasoned, innovative, and creative minds at Tecnova. Tecnova is a leading manufacturing and engineering firm that employs only the best personnel with track records of success and the intelligence and drive to always outperform and out-deliver. We provide a challenging, fast-paced, and rewarding environment for professionals who are ready to make a strategic career move. Ideal candidates will be seeking more than just a job. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your skills and talents at an established, discerning company where your expertise is both valued and expected, please apply. Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Tecnova offers excellent salary packages with 401(k) and medical, dental, and eye care benefits.

    Tecnova specializes in PCB, Electro-Mechanical, and Control Panel Assemblies and are committed to providing our customers with quality products, exceptional services, and on-time delivery.

    Career Description

    Tecnova Electronics Inc. is seeking a self-motivated SMT Operator who can accurately perform setup, operation, and troubleshooting of SMT equipment.

    Candidates must have the ability to:

    • Program SMT equipment for production
    • Load, setup, and unload SMT feeders
    • Verify work order kits and setups
    • Operate and troubleshoot SMT equipment
    • Perform hand placement and soldering of components
    • Comprehend and perform duties in accordance with an ISO9001 Quality System


    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 3+ years of SMT equipment operation
    • Knowledge of IPC and Certification in soldering, preferred
    • Electronic component identification
    • Must be able to read and understand assembly drawings
    • Contribute and work in a team environment
    • Distinguish colors, fine circuit detail, and tones
    • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving techniques, and accuracy
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Must be able to manually lift up to 30 pounds


    • 401(k)
    • Medical, disability, and life insurance

    Location & Shift

    • Waukegan, IL - Tecnova Manufacturing Headquarters
    • First Shift Position

    Additional Requirements

    • No 3rd-party resumes accepted. Principals only – no agencies or contractors.
    • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident authorized to work in this country for any employer. Because of the immediacy of this position, we are unable to sponsor people at this time.