Production Associate - SMT in Ottawa at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This is a temporary position until December 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension. 

This position is on the 2nd shift (Monday to Friday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight).



Working as a member of the Manufacturing Operations Production Group, you will be responsible for all SMT Off line Set up production requirements and/or daily operation of the SMT placement, SMT stencil washer and associated equipment in support of Curtiss-Wright's production schedule of board level products and systems.


  • Perform all SMT Off line / On Line set-up activities such as electronic feeder loading, stripping, scanning, etc. and basic troubleshooting following ME/MES Support written procedures, guidelines and best practices or direct communication.

  • Operate SMT placement equipment efficiently following a defined work schedule from the area Supervisor and following written procedures, guidelines and best practices and all Health & Safety guidelines.

  • Perform specific equipment preventative maintenance tasks as defined by procedures.

  • Support proper material handling and inventory control procedures and best practices and yield improvement projects.

  • Identify nonconforming products and take appropriate action.

  • Complete all logs, reports and other data as defined by the Supervisor or ME.

  • Responsible for all material handling duties, including lifting and managing daily supplies as required.

  • May contribute as a member of the Spill team and/or Health and Safety Committee.

  • Willing to support 3 shift rotations as required.


  • A focused individual with demonstrated experience within a low volume high mix PWB assembly environment with preference given to direct experience operating and supporting SMT equipment and with an ability to minimize downtime and maximize output.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and respond quickly and efficiently to changes in the build schedule is required.

  • Good working knowledge of SAP and personal computers.

  • Experience working with formal procedures and supporting documents.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team building skills are required.

  • Good organizational skills

  • Able to lift normal consumable supplies associated with the processes and utilization of lifting apparatus to move heavy loads.


  • Technician Diploma, Grade 12 or equivalent work experience with a minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience preferably with pick and place equipment.

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD).

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact HR and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.