SMT Inspection Engineering Specialist


As part of the SMT Engineering team, assume manufacturing process ownership for Surface Mount Technology for the New Braunfels site, including solder paste printing, microdispensing/underfill, electronic component placement, and inspection manufacturing processes for new products.  Initiate and lead manufacturing continuous improvement activities to meet and exceed specific measurable goals for department safety, quality, productivity, scrap reduction and up time.

Job Description:
▪Supports new and existing Surface Mount Technology  including installation, programming, service contracts and equipment qualifications
▪Team with internal Continental teams to feedback/optimize product design and quality;
▪Manage concurrent projects to accomplish required team, department, plant and corporate goals

▪Develop, optimize, and maintain machine placement / dispense programs for new products;

▪Mentor technicians to achieve team projects and goals
▪Generate reports using production data for quality and performance evaluation;
▪Train operators and technicians on proper operation and maintenance of the machines;
▪Support Continental global TechNet & CCM teams;
▪Support other Continental facilities on projects and problems;
▪Monitor equipment hardware performance for opportunities to improve, including calibrations;
▪Monitor equipment software performance (cycle time, first pass yield, defects, false calls, escapes, etc) to achieve plant/production targets;
▪Interact with design, production and quality teams on process improvements



Basic Qualifications
- BS degree in engineering OR Associates Degree in a technicial descipline and 2 years of relavant work experience in lieu of a Bachelor degree. 
- 2 years experience in a relevant engineering field.
- Experience with surface mount placement, screen printing and reflow soldering, etc.
- Understanding of FMEA's 
- Strong problem-solving skills.
- Willingness and ability to train others.
- Strong verbal and documentation skills.
- Ability to create and execute work plans independently.

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

Relocation is not available for this opportunity.

Ability to lead and inspire workers in a team environment.
Strong aptitude and experience with a PC.

- 5 years experience with automotive safety products
- Knowledge of SMT equipment desired.



All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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