Chemical Technician - 1st Shift
TTM Technologies - North America
North Jackson, OH
A chemical plating technician is actively involved in various processes within the plating department to include etching, stripping and oxidizing PCB panels. Maintain the work area in a safe manner while working with chemical processes and using high speed pressure equipment. Must meet or exceed output targets by understanding the product flow and handling procedures within the department. A Plating Operator will be exposed to hazardous waste while performing daily job duties. Operators will undergo Chemical Handling training prior to the start of performing these duties and will actively participate in ongoing hazardous waste and chemical handling training.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate wet process equipment for PCB panel processing through functions which include manual copper plating, solder plating, silver immersion, gold immersion, electroless copper, electrolytic gold, outer layer etching, organic coating, and hot air level processing.
Set and maintain chemical processing equipment within operational parameters
Cautiously load racks in plating tanks while ensuring proper temperature/current of baths
Read blueprints and traveler documents to produce and move products according to customer specifications and to verify that all previous operations were completed
Follow work flow dispatch as required while making allowances for schedule changes in response to Hot Jobs and customer requirements
Immediately report any and all quality issues with panels and chemical baths to supervisor and/or Process Engineers
Assist Process Engineers in running chemical process evaluations
Perform preventative maintenance on all chemical machines
Use all required Personal Protective Equipment
Complete all internal departmental documentation accurately
Follow all safety measures when handling chemicals and hazardous waste with regard to use, mixing and disposing chemicals

Essential Knowledge & Skills:
Have a thorough knowledge of process chemistry
Good hand/eye coordination
Ability to lift 40 pounds without straining
Ability to stand throughout entire shift
Ability to read, write and communicate in English to the degree necessary to perform the job

Minimum Qualification:
High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
Post-secondary education preferred
Two years of experience in the Wet Process department preferable or related chemical environment

Export Statement
Must comply with TTM Export Control Policies and Procedures and all applicable laws including ITAR, EAR and OFAC including but not limited to: a) being able to identify ITAR product on the manufacturing floor and understand that access to these products and related technical data is restricted to only US Citizens and US Permanent Residents; b) recognition of Foreign Person visitors by badge differentiation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.