Manufacturing Technician

Critical Frequency Design is an aerospace and defense communications company specializing in opto-electronics for Next Generation Communication and Sensor systems. At Critical Frequency Design, we specialize in expediting solutions from concept to qualified product so that the warfighter can be provided with tomorrow’s solutions today. Critical Frequency Design’s Microwave Photonic, Free Space Optics and Open Systems products are being brought to the market by experienced business leaders and world-renowned scientists in a creative and agile environment. The company is a rapidly growing engineering business located on the Space Coast in Melbourne, FL.

Critical Frequency Design is looking for a manufacturing technician to join our team to develop state-of-the-art photonics and electronic products.   

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform hand soldering and rework operations of circuit card assemblies containing complex through-hole and surface mount components including wires and terminals utilizing hand tools, microscope, and soldering iron to remove and install components while meeting the Class 3 requirements of IPC J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, and IPC-7711/7721
  • Perform cable and harness assembly meeting the Class 3 requirements of IPC J-STD-001, IPC/WHMA-A-620, and IPC-7711/7721
  • Assemble and test electronic components, fabricate wiring harnesses, execute product validation testing, and assist in the development of work instructions for production and maintenance of the products
  • Highlights technical issues to engineering and quality regarding issues effecting product performance and quality standards
  • Document technical issues/failures and perform analysis of test failures
  • Responsible for performing functions associated with manufacturing operations, including working with engineers in set-up and calibration tasks, as well as performing rework and testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies, and final assemblies
  • Assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing processes
  • Support failure investigation and review board meetings
  • Maintain laboratory organization/cleanliness and coordinate availability of manufacturing and test equipment
  • Ability to work with different chemicals (i.e., epoxy, thread lockers, and silicone material)
  • Ability to use computer system to locate files, retrieve, and enter data


The candidate must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidate. This position is for a full-time non-exempt employee and must be able to work 40 hours a week during business hours.

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Person and eligible to obtain a US Security Clearance
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines and priorities 
  • Knowledge of the requirements of IPC-A-610, IPC/WHMA-A-620, IPC J-STD-001, and IPC-7711/7721
  • Must be able to understand and follow manufacturing assembly instructions
  • Must be able to use a microscope while performing soldering tasks
  • Must be able to use measuring tools, assembly installation tools, oscilloscopes, and machinery
  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • IPC-A-610 and/or J-STD-001 solder certification
  • IPC-A-620 and/or J-STD-001 cable and wire harness certification
  • Experience in a production manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of AS9100 and ISO9001 standards
  • Strong attention to detail

Equal Opportunity Statement

Critical Frequency Design LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is our intent to maintain a work environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age (40 and older), sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status, gender identity or expression), pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), marital status, race, national origin (including ancestry), disability, creed, religion, genetic information, HIV status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The Company is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination and all other terms conditions and privileges of employment.

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