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Manufacturing Technician

Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology

Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to be a part of something great? Want to join a 20,000-member team that works on the technology that powers the world around us? Looking for an atmosphere of trust, empowerment, respect, diversity, and communication? How about an opportunity to own a piece of a multi-billion dollar (with a B!) global organization? We offer all that and more at Microchip Technology, Inc.

People come to work at Microchip because we help design the technology that runs the world. They stay because our culture supports their growth and stability. They are challenged and driven by an incredible array of products and solutions with unlimited career potential. Microchip’s nationally-recognized Leadership Passage Programs support career growth where we proudly enroll over a thousand people annually. We take pride in our commitment to employee development, values-based decision making, and strong sense of community, driven by our Vision, Mission, and 11 Guiding Values; we affectionately refer to it as the Aggregate System and it’s won us countless awards for diversity and workplace excellence.

Our company is built by dedicated team players who love to challenge the status quo; we did not achieve record revenue and over 30 years of quarterly profitability without a great team dedicated to empowering innovation. People like you.

Visit our careers page to see what exciting opportunities and company perks await!

Job Description:

Microchip Frequency and Time Systems (FTS), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world’s standard for time. The company generates, distributes, and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace / defense, IT infrastructure and metrology industries. FTS customers, from telecom service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, can build more reliable networks and systems by using our company’s advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services, and solutions.

Job Summary

As a Manufacturing Technician, you will have a direct impact on the quality of procured and manufactured products for manufacturing operations at our Boulder site. This job position has dual responsibilities with both manufacturing assembly and delegated quality inspection activities.

As an Inspector; you will be responsible for providing QC support which includes incoming, in-process and final inspections through engagement in cross-functional teamwork while identifying improvements to our processes and procedures.

As a Manufacturing Assembler; you will be responsible for production activities such as electrical and mechanical box build assembly, cables, rework and repair of material and populate PCBAs (both through-hole and surface-mount).

Inspection Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspects and approves incoming materials by ensuring conformance to specifications, standards, process, and conducting visual and measurement tests
  • Inspects in-process production by confirming specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests, communicating required adjustments by working closely with and communicating clearly with engineers, production, material planning and control, and other QA personnel
  • Approves finished products by confirming specifications, conducting visual and measurement tests, returning products for rework, and confirming rework

Manufacturing Assembler Duties & Responsibilities

  • Read and work from assembly drawings, wiring diagrams, parts list while performing work and assembly processes that meet or exceed IPC standards
  • Work to production schedules and timelines and performing tasks in a timely manner
  • Successfully pass IPC-A-610 certification training within 3 months and both IPC/WHMA-A-620 & IPC J-STD-001 certification training within 6 months
  • May perform non-established, non-routine builds of product and subassemblies in support of R&D, test and special projects as requested

General Responsibilities

  • Maintains safe and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures, and complying with legal regulations
  • Accomplishes quality and organizational mission by completing related results as needed
  • May assist in the training of less experienced personnel
  • Demonstrate teamwork, effective interpersonal skills, motivation, while respecting technical leadership and structured processes to build world-class products


  • Wellness & Medical Benefits effective on your First Day of Employment
  • Gold Standard in Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Quarterly Employee Cash Bonus Plan
  • Restricted Stock Grant
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Legal
  • Employee Assistance Plan

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation Pay
  • Absence Time - "Sick Pay"
  • 10 Paid Holidays


Job Requirements

  • Ability to multi-task while paying careful attention to detail
  • Prior success working both individually and in a team environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow detailed work specifications
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Adaptability to frequent changes and improvements
  • Regular and predictable attendance is essential
  • Ability to wear the required Protective Equipment
  • Basic computer, math and reading comprehension skills
  • You must be 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED

Qualifications, Knowledge and Key Skills

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; or equivalent relevant work experience is required
  • Experience in a manufacturing or similar environment, preferably printed circuit board design / electronics assemblies
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings, diagrams, bill of materials, specifications, processes, procedures, revision control requirements, basic geometric dimensioning and tolerance
  • Perform basic dimensional inspections with instruments such as micrometers, calipers, height gauges, standard and special gauges, pull testers, microscopes, etc.
  • Apply / enforce / comprehend criteria for acceptance and rejection of inspected items
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented person who can manage a fast-paced environment, has a sense of urgency, and will prioritize tasks to meet internal goals
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Must have the ability to work with people at various levels, including operators, inspectors, manufacturing supervisor, quality and manufacturing engineers, customer and government representatives
  • Proficient in computer skills and with various software applications
  • 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 US citizenship.


  • ISO 9001 / AS9100 standards familiarity and experience with application in the inspection environment
  • Active IPC 610, 620 and J-STD certifications
  • Experience with non-conformance, material review board, dispositioning NCs
  • Experience with 5S / 6S principles and methodologies
  • Understanding of the audit process including execution during customer audits or other internal / external quality audits
U.S. Export Controls Requirements: 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).

Travel Time:

No Travel

Physical Attributes:

Carrying, Crouching, Feeling, Foot Controls, Handling, Hearing, Kneeling, Lifting, Noise and/or vibration, Other, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Seeing, Talking, Works Alone, Works Around Others

Physical Requirements:

Able to lift, push, pull 5 lbs, carry 15 lbs, sit 10%, stand 60%, walk 40%, must be able to perform activities that include stooping, reaching, handling, hearing, talking, seeing, work alone, work around others.

Pay Range:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive base pay, restricted stock units, and quarterly bonus payments. In addition to these components, our package includes health benefits that begin day one, retirement savings plans, and an industry leading ESPP program with a 2 year look back feature. Find more information about all our benefits at the link below:

Benefits of working at Microchip

The hourly pay range for this position, which could be performed in Colorado, is $20.50/HR-$35.00/HR.*

*Range is dependent on numerous factors including job location, skills and experience.

Application window will remain open until qualified candidates have been identified.

Microchip Technology Inc is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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.