Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

SMT Technician - Second shift

Location US-MD-Clarksburg
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/20/2024 3:51 PM)
Job ID
Manufacturing - SMT Operators
Experience (Years)
Jennifer Kasper
Minimum Degree
High School Diploma or GED


Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


We are seeking an SMT Technician to work in our Clarksburg, MD Campus on our Second Shift (2:30 pm ET - 12:00 am ET).  This position will report directly to the Manger of Manufacturing. 



Top Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Yearly Incentive Bonus Program
  • Generous 401(k) program  - up to 7% company contribution and 100% immediate vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid wellness, vacation, and holiday leave
  • Paid maternity, paternity, and parental leave
  • 9/80 Work Schedule (every other Friday off)


  • Set up and operate automated SMT equipment including placement machine, screen printer, and Oven.
  • Perform off-line review from Automated Optical Inspection (AOI).
  • Load and unload parts to tables and feeders.
  • Operate CCA washer.
  • Follow printed work instructions.
  • Read and build assembly drawing along with MWI.
  • Handle small precision tools, hardware, etc.
  • Follow RoHS requirements.
  • Properly sign in on correct PIDs, complete ESD testing, and follow all manufacturing guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat appearance in their work area, reducing FOD when possible.
  • Interpret IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 standards for acceptability and customer specifications.
  • Keep team lead informed of any build issues.
  • Shall be accountable for quality, quantity, and inspection of all work performed.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • U.S. Citizenship required. - Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 2 – 4 years of equivalent experience.
  • Applicant must have familiarity with electronic assemblies, and surface mount assemblies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications – Fluent in English.
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Ability to comply with all Company guidelines, policies, procedures and embrace Company Core Values.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with IPC-A-610 and J-STD-001 standards
  • Solder Skills

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. Thales is an E-Verify employer.


Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need an accommodation or assistance in order to apply for a position with Thales, please call Human Resources at 240-864-7000.


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