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Microchip Technology Production Specialist in Garden Grove, California


The Discrete & Power Management (DPM) group is the power systems division of Microchip Technology and a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance modules and systems in Power Management. Microchip takes the approach of providing complete sub-system level power solutions for our customers. Our primary market is in Space Systems and other high reliability mission critical applications. We see ourselves as partners to our customers and define and provide differentiated solutions that address system and sub-system level challenges. We place great emphasis on validated solutions that work right the first time.

We have a Production Specialist (Assembler/Technical) opening at our Garden Grove, California facility. The Production Specialist (Assembler/Technical) will be working first shift (5:30 a.m. – 2:00 pm) and will report to the Operations – Sr. Project Manager.


Under minimum supervision, determines the methods and sequence of operations required to assemble, modify, and repair power supplies. Ability to set-up SMT pick & place, conformal coating machine, de panel machine and other various machine functions

Performs all tasks and functions associated with the assembly of power supplies

Interfaces with the Engineering Department for the assembly of prototype power supply

  • Interprets blueprints, sketches, and works from verbal instructions for new power supply designs

  • Maintains records and paperwork associated with manufacturing

  • Assembles electronic components, subassemblies, top level assemblies

  • Reads work orders, follows production drawings and sample assemblies, and receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed

  • Crimps, stakes, screws, bolts, rivets, welds, solders, cements, press fits, and performs similar operations to join or secure parts in place. Performs through hole and wave solver

  • Mounts assembled components, such as transformers, resistors, transistors, capacitors, integrated circuits, and sockets, on printed wiring boards and chassis panels

  • Connects component lead wires to printed circuits or routes and connects wires between individual component leads and other components, connectors, terminals, and contact points

  • Installs finished assemblies or subassemblies in chassis panels

  • May perform intermediate assembly tasks, such as winding & magnetic assembly, potting, encapsulating, sanding, cleaning, epoxy bonding, curing, stamping, etching, impregnating, and color coding parts and assemblies

  • Adjusts or trims materials from components to achieve specified electrical or dimensional characteristics

  • Will be required to participate in the Hazard Communication Program provided by the company

  • Obtains needed training requirements such as ESD Training, Soldering Training, OJT on specific inspection procedures, material handling, J-STD-001 certification and more

  • May be asked to perform other duties as assigned


  • Associate Degree or equivalent years of relevant experience

  • Must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in soldering electronic assemblies and a minimum of 4 years’ experience in an aerospace manufacturing environment

  • Must have at least four 4 years’ experience in assembling electronic power supplies

  • Must be able to interpret blueprints, specifications, work instructions for power supply design

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Reading blueprints, written instructions, process/procedures, and other instructions

  • Must have the ability to understand and execute verbal and written instructions

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals using manual or electronic calculator methods

  • Must have experience working with SMT rework station and Zephyrtonics soldering machines or equivalent

  • Must be able to solder components and having working knowledge of J-STD-001FS NASA standard

  • Certification in J-STD-001FS NASA standard preferred

  • Certifications in ESD training, solder training and staking / bonding training is preferred

  • Must be able to pass general vision test requirements outlined by NASA standards

  • Must be able to lift 10lb

This job requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by the export laws of the United States. Candidates are required to provide proof of either US citizenship, Permanent US residency or classification as a protected individual as defined in 8 USC 1324b (a) (3)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Microchip is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Disabled / Veterans / Minorities / Women. We provide equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state or local laws.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to the EEO is the Law Poster and the EEO is the Law Poster Supplement. Please also refer to the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Applicants with Disabilities

If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send us an email here with "Applicant Accommodation Request" in the subject line of the email. Alternatively, you may call us at 480-730-7330 to let us know the nature of your request.