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Soldering Technician

Soldering Technician

Full Time + Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with Company Match, PTO)

Job Type: Onsite

1st Shift

Salary Range: $19.00 - $22.00 Hourly, DOE

Location: Chatsworth, CA


Fralock is an engineered solutions provider of specialty components and subassemblies using advanced materials for high reliability, severe environment, and technically challenging applications. We develop and manufacture custom integrated solutions. Established in 1967, we are a critical solutions provider to Fortune 500 corporations, government, and targeted OEMs in a variety of industries including Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing, Medical and Life Science, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial, Electronics, and Energy. Fralock is headquartered in Valencia, CA with manufacturing locations located throughout Northern and Southern California.



To be recognized by our customers as a leading solutions provider of proprietary engineered advanced materials for high reliability, severe environment, and technically challenging applications.


To create value, profitably grow, and share our success with all stakeholders.


  • Respect – We treat others the way they want to be treated.
  • Integrity – We practice a high standard of ethics in our business dealings with customers, suppliers and employees.
  • Responsiveness – We have a sense of urgency in responding to internal and external requests and work proactively to solve problems.
  • Excellence/Competence – We empower our people to continuously improve and execute high quality work.
  • Teamwork – We work together to achieve Fralock business objectives by communicating at a high level, by listening and having clarity in our expectations of one another.
  • Individual Accountability and Personal Responsibility – We do what we have committed to do when we committed to doing it.
  • Continuous Improvement across all segments of the company


This position requires access to information controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR (which generally means (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, as specified under applicable law.


Job Summary

Supports the Operations function in the soldering of parts onto flexible laminations, assembly, testing, troubleshooting, rework, and repairs of electrical components using a variety of hand tools and equipment according to required specifications for defined manufacturing processes. Maintains records of materials used and work completed. Responsible for the J-STD 001 training and in-house certification of operators.


Key Responsibilities

  • Reads, interprets, and follows detailed work instructions, drawings, processes, and established procedures to solder parts according to quality standards and customer specifications.
  • Has soldering skills required for through-hole and SMT (Surface Mount Technology) components.
  • Occasionally supports engineering in testing and troubleshooting new designs.
  • Keeps the workplace safe by following safety rules, practicing safe work habits, maintaining   a clean and organized work area, utilizing appropriate safety equipment, and reporting unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
  • Handles polyimides, sealants, fiberglass, metals and other composite materials.
  • Clearly communicates status and expectations to internal customers.
  • Inspects and measures products to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Maintain records of work done and materials used.
  • Prepares and cleans equipment for subsequent use.
  • Prepares rejections tags, documents findings, begins root cause analysis process and reports all non-conformances to Production Supervisor.
  • Continues soldering training, as well as attends certification programs, to ensure job knowledge and skills set remain up-to-date and certification remains current (valid).
  • Both individually and within a team setting, participates in continuous improvement (CI) efforts for efficiency, quality, and safety, to include offering suggestions, ideas, and support wherever possible.
  • Works both independently and in teams for cross-training and project purposes. 
  • During slow times, will assist in the Specialty Laminations department.


Required Skills

  • Reading comprehension: Interpreting written information such as technical reports, manuals, layups, work instructions, written directions/warnings
  • Writing: Involves preparing information or documents such as nonconformance reports, technical reports, and shift hand-offs
  • Reasoning and Decision Making
  • Ability to understand and follow advanced instructions and guidelines.
  • Organizational Ability
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
  • Comprehension: Understanding direction and adhering to established procedures.
  • Instructing: Teaching subject matter to others or training others through explanation, demonstration, or supervised practice.
  • Knowledge and use of standard soldering equipment.
  • Knowledge and use of basic measuring devices (Rulers, Tape Measures, Calipers, Micrometers, Etc.)
  • Basic knowledge and use of hand-tools (scissors, wrench, screwdriver, knife)
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people in a collaborative manner.


Preferred Skills


Knowledgeable of AS9100 requirements, Lean Manufacturing, experience in Quality inspection, multiple years of hand soldering experience.


Experience Requirements


One (1) year of hand soldering experience


Education Requirements


High school diploma, GED or five (5) years of work experience.


Physical Requirements

Excellent hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity skills required. Repetitive motion of wrists, hands, and fingers. Must have vision (with or without assistance) capable of seeing small objects at a close distance. Must be able to accurately place small objects in the appropriate location. Must be able to stand for entire work-shift. Must be able to climb stairs, squat and kneel. Must be able to push, pull, carry, and grasp. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position.

Applicants must pass a post offer background check.

Fralock provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.



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