Instrument/Soldering Production Technician


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Located in Redding, CA

Salary: $16-$18 dep on experience

About Express:


Express Employment Professionals, named ClearlyRated Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards winner for the past 7 years, is hiring for a local client company in Shasta County.  We help people in our community find work every day.  Express Employment Professionals in Redding wants to make a difference locally and across North America.  With more than 800 locations across the U.S., Canada, and South Africa, we are on a mission to put a million people to work annually.


About the Client:


This client has been serving the microscopy community with instrumentation and supplies since 1968. We sell to the entire USA and all around the world both through a large distributor network and directly. We are a healthy company, growing even throughout recent uncertain economic times.


About the Position:


We are seeking an Instrument Production Technician to join our production team – we will consider an associate level or experienced level. This person will assemble instruments and sub-assemblies to meet daily customer demand and production schedule.  General soldering experience is mandatory.


Job Description/ Responsibilities:


Pull required materials to complete a job from the stockroom and report any shortages or damaged materials.

Pull job related Work Instructions.

Read and follow schematics and engineering drawings.

Assemble and test instruments, sub-assemblies, and small tools. Includes basic electrical and mechanical assembly.

Experienced level will build PCBs or PCB components.

Verify that all fixtures and tooling are properly identified.

Work with management to identify any damaged fixtures and/or tooling needing repair or replacement.

Verify that all work has been completed correctly and meets Engineering and Quality standards.

Recommend new tooling and equipment to improve efficiency.

Work in a manner that conforms to safety standards used at the company regarding mechanical and electrical assembly and troubleshooting and around related equipment. Report any safety issues to the Production Supervisor or Director of Manufacturing.

Print product labels and manuals, assemble product manuals.

QC co-workers jobs when applicable.

Follow safe manufacturing practices such as use of eye protection, hearing protection, good shock prevention practices and interchange work to avoid repetitive stress injuries.

Other duties as assigned which may become essential to the position.




Prior proven job longevity preferred.

High school diploma required, with related college coursework, trade school, or training. Associates degree in related field preferred.

For associate/entry level – 1 year of experience in instrument/equipment assembly required. For experienced level – 2-3 years of experience in equipment, instrument or electronics assembly required.

Must be mechanically inclined and experienced in the use of a variety of hand tools, power tools, and electrical tools. Good eye-hand coordination and dexterity.

Ability to read and understand schematics and engineering drawings. Must be able to read and follow schematics and engineering drawings.

Basic understanding of the use of test and measurement equipment such as light microscopes, calipers, micrometers, volt meters and related equipment.

Experience with PCB (printed circuit board) assembly and components is preferred.

General soldering experience and aptitude. Experience soldering wiring harnesses or assemblies is preferred.

Must have basic knowledge of electrical components, such as IC, regulators, resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes and relay.

Basic use of Microsoft Windows 7 operating system and use of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Ability to read and follow work instructions and inspect work for quality control on each completed project.

Must be able to learn new things quickly. Must have excellent attention to detail, problem diagnosis and solving skills, and high level of accuracy in work product.

Must be self-motivated to work well independently, as well as work well on a team, organize and prioritize responsibly, handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and keep up with production workload.

Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work well with others.

Ability to speak, write, and communicate in the English language fluently is required.

Must have strong reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and math skills.

Must have strong attendance record and work ethic, and maintain a positive attitude at all times.

Must be able to sit for long periods of time, continuously use arms, hands and fingers to manipulate parts and put together assemblies. Frequent standing, bending, walking. Must have good vision. Must be able to lift, carry, push, pull up to 30 pounds occasionally.




Monday through Friday: 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM; hours may vary as needed based on business needs.




Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

Sick days





$16-$18 depending on experience with a review after the probationary period


About You:


You are attentive, responsive, and can take control of situations.

You are personable, determined, and driven to make a difference. You can see beyond a problem, respond to situations in crafty ways, and put a positive and professional spin on any situation.

Multitasking and professionalism are natural habits.

You thrive on succeeding, overcoming challenges, and have an exceptional work ethic.

Friends and co-workers describe you as a highly organized and productive person.

You are a team player and an individual performer who can quickly connect with others inside and outside of the company.

You naturally possess a “can get it done attitude” even when the odds are not in your favor.

You are very organized and disciplined and can effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.

You are reliable and are always looking for what to do next.

You are at least 18 years of age.


Pre-employment screenings if required by the client


Express Employment Professionals – Redding

2697 Victor Avenue

Redding, CA  96002

530-221-7044 call or text



Express Employment Professionals is an equal opportunity Employer. 

Express Office: Redding
2697 Victor Avenue
Suite B
Redding, CA 96002
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