Surface Mount Technology Operator

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Headquarters – Indianapolis, IN

About Horner

We are part of the world-wide Horner Electric Group that was founded in 1949 and have been designing PLC’s, communication products, HMI’s and their related products since the early ’80s. Horner Automation Group designs, builds, and markets a wide array of industrial All-in-One controllers, consisting of programmable HMI, I/O, software and peripherals for the Industrial, Process Control, Renewable Energy and Building Automation markets. All products are designed by Horner engineers and assembled by Horner employees. With our internal operations and production facility, Horner Automation Group is a fully integrated North American manufacturing company.

We are seeking to add a SURFACE MOUNT TECHNOLOGY OPERATOR to our growing team.  This is a full-time position that offers a competitive wage, healthcare benefits, 401(k) plan with employer match, a great working environment, and a talented team of experienced professionals with whom you will work.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

In a team environment, this position is responsible for setting up and operating surface mount technology (SMT) equipment to cost-effectively produce high-quality electronic products effectively and efficiently to meet customer requirements.

  • Set up, operate, and monitor multiple pieces of surface mount equipment to produce high-quality products.
  • Perform general inspection and SPC monitoring of product, assembly equipment, and processes to ensure quality product assembly.
  • Utilize technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to address basic process and equipment problems.
  • Efficiently perform repair procedures for the production floor, including soldering and de-soldering.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of electronic components (IPC 610) related to electronics assembly, specifically SMT. Inspection experience.
  • Ability to interpret assembly drawings (blueprints), BOMs, equipment set-up sheets, and MAPS.
  • Knowledge of electronic components (IPC 610) related to electronics assembly, specifically SMT. Inspection experience.
  • Basic math skills to include negative numbers conversion factors (English to Metric) and coordinate measuring methodology.
  • Ability to properly adjust and use a microscope, and measuring equipment (calipers, rulers).
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Must be able to perform essential functions of job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

To learn more about us, visit our websites at and  Resumes may be emailed with position and location in subject line, to Human Resources.

Horner Automation Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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