Your career goal, realized.

Tired of playing a small role in a large company?

Joining our high-functioning, nimble company means you work on a variety of projects in an atmosphere that nurtures professional growth. Everyone here is pulling in the same direction, so your contributions matter, and they happen right away. The markets we serve are very stable, with few ups and downs.

And while some companies talk about a culture of respect, we walk the talk. Integrity and respect are company-wide priorities, and forward thinking is encouraged. Our office, lab, and manufacturing facilities are housed together under one very large roof.

Our location is another reason people join MicroConnex. We are in Snoqualmie Washington, just 30 minutes from Seattle and 40 minutes from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Snoqualmie offers year-round recreation that includes skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting.

Most positions come with medical and dental insurance, retirement benefits, and a profit-sharing plan.

If you are ready for a bigger role at a smaller company, check out our current openings:

Senior Applications Engineer

Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 5-8 years experience in the field or in a related area
  • Extensive knowledge of flex manufacturing and/or laser micromachining processes
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, team-player with attention to detail
  • Skilled MS Office user (Excel, Word)
  • Ability to read technical/dimensional drawings

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in working under ISO environment
  • Familiarity with Statistical Process Control
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing Techniques

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible for primary technical interface with customers during customer product/process development and as-needed for established customers. Researches, collects, and reports information on customer requirements and the ability and capacity of company processes and equipment to meet customer needs. Guides customers with design/technical tradeoffs during development. Aids in the design and development of equipment and processes, and redesign of existing processes to fulfill the needs of customers. Responsibilities also include providing process functionality and capability reports to the sales force, and acting as technical liaison to the sales team.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of Applications Engineering. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complex tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Laser AOI / QC Technician 2nd shift

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED and one to two years’ experience preferred. General knowledge of IPC-A610.
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, work instructions, software manuals; write simple and routine business reports; verbally communicate effectively in a professional manner

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or formulas and confers with management or engineering staff to determine quality and reliability standards.
  • Selects products for tests at specified stages in production process, and tests products for variety of qualities such as dimensions, performance, and mechanical, electrical, or chemical characteristics.
  • Operates Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment.
  • Perform quality control inspections using microscopes and various other quality tools.
  • Records test data, applying statistical quality control procedures.
  • Evaluates data and writes reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards.
  • Recommends modifications of existing quality or production standards to achieve optimum quality within limits of equipment capability.
  • Sets up and performs destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines.
  • Practice safe working techniques and re-enforce the safety policies, guidelines, and procedures (EHS) as set out by MCX.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Flex Technician

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Experience or willingness to learn one or more of the following PCB departments: Imaging, Wet Process, Lamination, LPI
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Solid work history
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Willingness to embrace Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to follow written and verbal instruction

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in working under ISO environment
  • Chemical Handling experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of flex manufacturing
  • Ability to read technical/dimensional drawings
  • Experience in writing standard operating procedures
  • Knowledge of lean concepts
  • Job may include any or all of the following: machine maintenance, chemical handling, working under microscope.

Roles and Responsibilities

Perform various steps of flexible printed circuit board manufacturing while following established SOP’s, holding quality and safety in the highest regards, and operating with good manufacturing practices and principles.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Senior Microfabrication Manufacturing Engineer

MicroConnex Senior Microfabrication Manufacturing Engineer

MicroConnex is seeking a Senior Microfabrication Manufacturing Engineer to support existing and new production. We have built an extraordinary team and are seeking candidates who value being in a supportive yet challenging environment and relish the opportunity to make a difference. Our company is growing rapidly and this position is critical to enable this growth. This high-impact position reports to the Vice President of Operations and is responsible for overall yield and on-time delivery (OTD), working closely with counterparts in Process Engineering, Applications Engineering and Quality Assurance. Utilizing our Quality Management System, the manufacturing engineer will monitor production processes in the factory, investigate process interactions, implement continuous improvement, and drive data collection and analysis to improve yield and lower cost. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a desire to improve self and surroundings, and will possess experience from mid-career level to experienced professional.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide engineering leadership and support in the manufacturing organization
  • Help drive implementation and tracking of SQDC (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost) metrics in each unit process
  • Employ structured problem-solving for yield and OTD improvements
  • Focusing at the product-level, analyze and improve manufacturing process flows for quality, throughput and cost reduction; working closely with process engineering, drive documentation of process changes, implement process control techniques and procedures in manufacturing
  • Evaluate, improve and implement product handling improvements to meet target defect levels and lower product cost
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation of shop manufacturing orders in accordance with the quality assurance requirements
  • Ensure appropriate process documentation exists and is being followed correctly by production staff
  • Work closely with process engineering and operations management to develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for operations staff
  • Estimate staffing requirements, production times, and manufacturing costs to enable best informed operational decisions
  • Support and encourage company policies and procedures, goals and objectives, ISO regulations, Environmental, Health and Safety, and Good Manufacturing Practices to ensure effective production methods
  • Other projects as determined by Manager

Essential Skills

  • Experience working in an ISO environment
  • Experience in application of Statistical Process Control and Lean Manufacturing Techniques
  • Excellent problem-solving skills utilizing one or more structured approaches (e.g. Root Cause Analysis, 8d, etc.)
  • Ability to grasp new technology quickly
  • Basic Project Planning and Management
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, work independently as well as cross-functionally
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise in DMAIC/IDOV methodologies
  • Proficiency and direct experience applying principles of designed experimentation and data analysis using software tools such as JMP, Minitab or equivalent
  • Direct experience in using basic risk assessment tools (e.g. FMEA)

Specialized Skills

Experienced with materials and architectures common to micro-electronic circuits fabricated on flexible polymeric, rigid board, glass panels or silicon wafers

Hands-on experience with microfabrication processes based on chemical transformations and understanding of specialized hardware, equipment and tools commonly used in circuit board, semiconductor and/or MEMs manufacturing industries

Experience working in a clean room environment or clean space in which particulate control and cleanliness best practices are employed

Direct experience developing and/or supporting any of the following fabrication processes in a manufacturing environment:

  • Electrodeposition of common electronic materials including copper, nickel and gold
  • Thin film deposition of metals and/or metal alloys and oxides via vacuum processes including sputter, CVD, PECVD, evaporation or ALD
  • Wet chemical etching of metals and/or oxides
  • Photolithography (coat/expose/develop)
  • Laser ablation for micromachining polymer, metal, ceramic or similar substrates
  • Substrate cleaning processes including common wet cleans and plasma cleans
  • Lamination, bonding and/or assembly of microelectronic packages or sub-assemblies

Education (Required)

  • BS in engineering or related field

Education (Preferred)

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Microelectronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering

Experience (Required)

  • 3+ years in printed circuit fabrication shop (flex or rigid) or 2+ years in MEMs or IC fabrication environment (working in a clean room a plus) with direct experience developing and/or supporting microfabrication manufacturing processes at scale.

Experience (Preferred)

  • 10+ years in printed circuit fabrication shop (flex or rigid) or 5+ years in MEMs or IC fabrication environment (working in a clean room a plus) with direct experience developing and/or supporting microfabrication manufacturing processes at scale. Experience as both fab process engineer and fab integration engineer a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Manufacturing Engineering: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities