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Operator I, Production - C-Shift, Night Shift

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Job Type
30 Jul 2022
We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to be part of our production team!

SolAero by Rocket Lab is a leading provider of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications. We are the world s only vertically integrated, end-to-end supplier of satellite solar arrays. SolAero s proven flight heritage, high volume production capability and technology position us to service the world s most demanding satellite applications. Since 2001, SolAero solar cells or panels have supplied primary power to over 1,000 successful space missions.

Basic Scope/Purpose

Manufacturing/Production: Performs a variety of functions in the production of semiconductor devices such as wafer fabrication, assembly, or test. Operates appropriate equipment in performing the functions. Assists in setting up work stations and follows written process specifications in completing all assignments. This position is responsible for specific process steps in the assembly and test of production units.

Process: Performs a variety of functions which may require training and certification on key equipment or process including all support tools. Needs to consistently and accurately refer to and follow written process specifications and offers suggestions for improvement. Ability to access and accurately record all process control and engineering data collection information. Learns and demonstrates error-free wafer handling and transport techniques. Understands and meets daily production goals for the workstation or contacts supervisor. Communicates and passes down equipment and process status.

Job Complexity: Works on assignments that are routine in nature, requiring role in decision making

Supervision: Receives instructions on all work. Is expected to find work or contact supervisor if unable to complete/continue. Works under close supervision.

Essential Functions

Assembles/processes and tests products using detailed process instructions, test procedures, assembly tooling, and test fixtures.
Demonstrates good lateral thinking for advanced production processes.
Identifies nonconformances when they occur and participates in finding the solution to the nonconformance.

Adheres to Solaero corporate policies and procedures.

Secondary Functions

Cross train in various operations in the assembly process. To gain certifications for promotion, off-shift training may be required.
Authority to stop any process that threatens the well-being of any Solaero employee.
Authority to initiate Corrective Action when a nonconformance is identified and stop the process when a nonconformance is found.
Other appropriate activities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Acquires job skills and learns company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to hear and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language.

An Operator I must be certified (or ready to be certified per supervisor) in at least 1 Work Center within 3 months of date of hire

Certifications must be maintained by the operator and will be revoked if not active in that work center for a period of 3 months, or as determined by engineer or supervisor.

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10 s and 100 s.
Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions.
Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
Ability to identify failure discrepancies per visual and/or written descriptions.
Ability to use a microscope.
Ability to use various test equipment.
Ability to use computer hardware and software, including MS Office.
Ability to collect and record data.
Ability to set-up and prepare workstation/assembly fixtures.
May be required to dispense adhesives.

May be required to measure and pour chemicals.
May be required to operate UV curing systems and thermal curing ovens.
Ability to keep a well-organized, clean and safe working station/environment.

Education & Experience

Knowledge of ESD and Cleanroom procedures a plus.

HS or equivalent required.
Typically requires a minimum of 0 years of related experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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  • Job Reference: 671927430-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: SolAero Tech
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent