Operate SMT placement equipment


Operate surface-mount technology (SMT) machines and equipment to place and solder surface-mount devices (SMD) onto the printed circuit board with high precision.

Alternative labels

surface-mount technology placement equipment operating
operating surface-mount technology placement equipment
SMT placement equipment operating
operating SMT placement equipment

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Operate SMT placement equipment is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Surface-mount technology machine operator: Surface-mount technology machine operators use surface-mount technology (SMT) machines to mount and solder small electronic components onto printed circuit boards to create surface-mounted devices (SMD).

Optional skill

Operate SMT placement equipment is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Microelectronics engineering technician: Microelectronics engineering technicians collaborate with microelectronics engineers in the development of small electronic devices and components such as micro-processors, memory chips, and integrated circuits for machine and motor controls. Microelectronics engineering technicians are responsible for building, testing, and maintaining the microelectronic systems and devices.
Printed circuit board assembler: Printed circuit board assemblers read blueprints and drawings to assemble printed circuit boards. They use hand- and automated soldering tools and machines to connect electronic components to the board.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022