PCBA Manufacturing Engineer - Ciudad Juarez

  • Location:
    Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Area of Interest
    Supply Chain
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id


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Knowledge of lean manufacturing and 6-sigma principals is also desired. 

The candidate needs to have a degree in Engineering with at least 5 years of direct experience in SMT/PCBA assembly of both Sn/Pb and Pb-free PCBA's. 

He/She must also demonstrate good program management skills and be able to lead in the solution of manufacturing problems with the MPa.  

Good written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish is required. 

The ME will be expected to successfully partner with the MPa in the development of good manufacturing practices and represent the regional team in meetings with various groups within Cisco to share factory metrics and challenges.

- MS/MBA degree preferred

- BS or BA degree in Engineering, Operations, Business or related fields

Desired Qualifications:


None destructive


5. Failure analysis techniques


SMTA Process Certification

Quality (IPC-A-610) knowledge, training and/or certification

Problem analysis techniques (6 sigma or other)

Ability and experience with DFM of PCB's - PCB level, PCBA assembly level

4. Man-Power


Board design criteria

Flux selection

Wave solder profile measurement, optimization

Oven profile measurement, preparation, optimization

Placement sequences

Screen Printing parameters characterization

3. Method


PCBA rework techniques and equipment options - experienced on PTH rework

X-Ray equipment capabilities and applications

AOI equipment principals and applications

Press-fit considerations

Pallet design

Wave solder machines; sections; optimization, fluxers

Re-flow ovens; types, configurations, maintenance

Different types of Placement machines

Stencil designs; principals

Screen Printers selection criteria

Understanding of Machine configurations

Ability to problem solve SMT equipment

2. SMT equipment


Components Packaging - SMD, QFN'S, BTC'S, LGA'S, BGA'S, 0402, 0201, etc

Solder paste chemistry


Solder materials

Knowledge of PCBA materials and technology - Surface finish differences and benefits

1. Material

Specific Knowledge and requirements:

Who You Are


GMO Supply Chain team in Mexico is searching for a SR. Manufacturing Engineer (ME) with strong background on PCBA and SMT technologies, This person will be responsible for supporting, managing and coordinating all the technical activities and challenges with our Manufacturing partners (MPa) of complex PCBA's  used in high-end telecommunication equipment. The ME will also be supporting the various business unit products that are manufactured out of the MPa and will be accountable for the following functions at the manufacturing site: 

Who You'll Work With


Design for Manufacturing (DFM) inputs.

Factory readiness for New Product Introductions (NPI)

Capacity technical review.

Improvement Initiatives at the factory.

Assessment of MPa technical capability.

Non-recurring expense (NRE) review and approval.

Context Engineer Management

Quote reviews and inputs.

Write and/or approve Manufacturing Deviations

Approve Product Engineering Change Orders (ECO)

Provide Vendor Scorecard and Quality Business Review (QBR) inputs relative to technical support from the MPa site.

Participate in annual corporate quality audits of the MPa site.

Conduct quarterly critical-to-quality manufacturing process audits and track closures of any issues found in that audit.

Local leadership on line stops/Purges/Quality issues directly affecting the MPa.

Quality Metrics (driving improvements in yields, bonepile, scrap rates, and component fallout).

General Assignments:

What You'll Do

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