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markw54 in Elyria, Ohio

70 months ago

I have over 30 years experience as an electronics technician and have an Associates Degree in electronics. I have seen several postings for electronics techician jobs but most, if not all, require surface mount soldering experience. I do not have such experience. I was once certified for thru hole soldering. My previous job testing PC boards we were NOT allowed to do our own repair work on surface mount boards. I recently went on a job interview for a promising job and when they found out I had no SMT soldering experience the interview ended. So what am I supposed to do now? I have no SMT soldering experience and companies out there are looking for people that have it. Is there a class or someone willing to teach me how to do it? If not, then I probably won't get hired in anywhere anytime soon.

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Robert Redfield in Davison, Michigan

69 months ago

markw54 in Elyria, Ohio said: I have over 30 years experience as an electronics technician and have an Associates Degree in electronics. I have seen several postings for electronics techician jobs but most, if not all, require surface mount soldering experience. I do not have such experience. I was once certified for thru hole soldering. My previous job testing PC boards we were NOT allowed to do our own repair work on surface mount boards. I recently went on a job interview for a promising job and when they found out I had no SMT soldering experience the interview ended. So what am I supposed to do now? I have no SMT soldering experience and companies out there are looking for people that have it. Is there a class or someone willing to teach me how to do it? If not, then I probably won't get hired in anywhere anytime soon.

I recieved my surface mount soldering experience working as a cell phone technician. You might have to take a hit and get hired as an entry level technician, but you really get the hang of it fairly quickly. with 6 months to a year experience you should be able to consider yourself skill in surface mount soldering.

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EX20 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

69 months ago

Robert Redfield in Davison, Michigan said: I recieved my surface mount soldering experience working as a cell phone technician. You might have to take a hit and get hired as an entry level technician, but you really get the hang of it fairly quickly. with 6 months to a year experience you should be able to consider yourself skill in surface mount soldering.

There may be classes at local technical schools that you can take. It would be worth lookng into it.

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PSANNER61 in Apache Junction, Arizona

65 months ago

i FEEL YOUR PAIN > i LIVE IN ARIZONA AND IT'S HARD TO FIND A ELECTRONIC TECH POSITION HERE OR IN CALIFORNIA.
****** SEE MY RESUME AND EXPERIENCE ************

BEST OF LUCK........ PHILIP

Philip .L. Sanner
1665 South Meridian rd #11
Apache Junction, Arizona. 85220
Email: plsanner@mchsi.com

Introduction:
A direct hire position that will allow me to utilize my present skills in a team oriented environment, and to learn and improve on those skills.
Experience:
*Extensive PCB Solder/Debug/Repair to component level * PCB rework and root cause analysis of failure
* Extensive electronic component knowledge and applications * Digital Circuitry * Data acquisition systems * Electronic blueprints and schematic drawing/creating by use of AutoCAD * Automotive Engineering controls * Maintenance * Analog Circuitry * RF modulation * AC/DC Circuits * Logic Circuitry
* Oscilloscope usage * Multi meter usage * Troubleshooting * Semiconductor Circuitry * Signal generators * Cable and Harness assembly and ring out*Proximity/Torque/Load/Temperature/Speed/
Pressure /Voltage/Signal amplifiers * Data collection and interpretation of all and more devices listed.
State of the art Medical equipment troubleshooting and repair. Interfacing with product Engineers on statistical analysis and Implementation of corrective actions needed to improve Quality of product.
Employment History:
(9-2008 TO 6-2009) H&S Technology Mesa. Arizona - Electronic Technician.
Repair to component level analog, digital based medical equipment for leading hospitals in Arizona
(8-2007 TO 8-2008) SAI Technology Gilbert. Arizona - Electronic Technician.
Repair to component level analog, digital based equipment-panels-devices for the Boeing corporation and other major commercial airline carriers. SAI is an FAA certified repair facility.

(4-2006 TO 6- 2007) INTEL Corporation Chandler. Arizona - Manufacturing technician.
Process, track and prepare production wafers at there state of

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Lois822 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

64 months ago

I recently lost my job with the power company after 23 years. I was a Distribution Designer. I received a Federal Grant and start college on the 24th full time as an electronics technician. They will be teaching this course at the county college. I am a little worried about finding a job. They claim the Electronics Technician is a job which will be in demand.

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new tec in Las Cruces, New Mexico

64 months ago

I just graduated with an associates degree and went through a soldering class. that did not at all prepare me for suface mount soldering especially the kind you have to do under a micro scope. What i did was dig up my old computer from when I was a kid and practiced de-soldering and soldering the mother board after a few weeks my skills improved dramaticaly. you can also find instructional videos on you tube

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Roy Snyder in Fairmont, West Virginia

64 months ago

Lois822 in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania said: I recently lost my job with the power company after 23 years. I was a Distribution Designer. I received a Federal Grant and start college on the 24th full time as an electronics technician. They will be teaching this course at the county college. I am a little worried about finding a job. They claim the Electronics Technician is a job which will be in demand.

I graduated with an AS in Electronic Engineering Technologies three years ago. Since then i have had three jobs, been laid off from all three because of lack of work and each succeding one was lower in pay than the last. If i were you i would specialise in Computer repair, IT Technologies or anything in the computer area. I wish i had the money and time to do it over, but i dont, good luck and God bless.

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