Careers

Interested in working for a dynamic, high-tech company creating tomorrow’s technology using quality craftsmanship in a modern manufacturing facility? Join our vibrant, dedicated team and see what it’s like to work for a company where every person is an individual who matters!

Sono-Tek is always interested in reviewing resumes from talented individuals for all of our departments – please send your resume and cover letter to info@sono-tek.com for consideration.

Current Openings

1. FINAL TEST TECHNICIAN


REPORTS TO: Production Manager

General Summary
Under general supervision, tests and inspects assemblies for proper operation, correcting any problems prior to shipment. Provides support for maintaining accurate production documentation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Final tests and troubleshoots custom assemblies to ensure that they meet specifications, correcting any identified defects or deficiencies prior to shipment.
  • Reports any non-conformances through the discrepant material process.
  • Troubleshoot PCB assemblies to component level.
  • Calibrates assemblies prior to final test using electrical and mechanical test equipment.
  • Repairs production equipment on an as needed basis.
  • Assists in training of other technicians.
  • Provides technical support when needed.
  • Is responsible for the accuracy of related procedures, instructions, and forms.
  • Revising of documents and interfacing with Engineering for approvals/ changes.
  • Provides support to Engineering on assembly and development of new and existing products.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to continual improvement.
  • Contributes with the company’s LEAN and 5-S initiatives.

Knowledge and Experience
The desired educational level achieved is an AAS Electronic Technology or equivalent. In addition, a minimum of 3 years of experience troubleshooting electronic equipment in a production environment is desired. Through education and experience, thorough knowledge of the use and application of electrical and electronic test devices such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, power supplies, reliability test equipment, etc.

Skill and Ability

  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical specifications to test/repair equipment and to provide Service support.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot using electrical and pneumatic schematics.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings and make corrections/ suggestions as required.
  • Independent problem-solving skills and analytical ability to correct equipment problems and suggest improvements.
  • Ability to work with standard Microsoft Office products proficiently and willingness to learn custom software interfaces on a limited basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive inter-functional relations.
  • Dexterity and mechanical ability, as well as physical stamina, are needed internal assignments.
  • Ability to work in various manufacturing environments, and to lift 25- 50 lbs.
  • Must have the patience and ability to concentrate for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use small hand tools such as tweezers, crimpers, solder irons, lead benders, probes, needle nose pliers, soldering irons , cutters, etc.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.


2. QUALITY ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN


REPORTS TO: QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

General Summary
Under general supervision performs routine quality assurance tasks such as, calibration, data analysis, auditing, documentation management, action plan implementation and coordination, and manufacturing support.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs calibration of inspection, measuring and test equipment.
  • Conducts internal audits per plan or as required.
  • Analyzes discrepant material and DMR data for follow up action items.
  • Is active in documentation revision process by circulating procedures, instructions, and forms and maintaining the document data base.
  • Maintains the Corrective Action process database and coordinates implementation activities.
  • Provides direct support to manufacturing with troubleshooting, documentation updates, and process improvement activities.

Education and Experience

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • A 2-year technical degree or equivalent in engineering or manufacturing is preferred.
  • Experience in engineering or manufacturing can be considered in lieu of a degree.

Skill and Ability

  • Very good organizational and time management skills and attention to detail are needed to successfully handle the multilevel demands of this job.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must for all aspects of this job.
  • Computer literacy with standard software, such as word processing and spreadsheets, is needed.
  • Familiarity with a quality management system, specifically ISO 9001, will help with understanding documentation and analysis requirements.
  • Knowledge of machining and fabricating practices will be beneficial with process improvement activities.
  • A background working with CAD, mechanical design, and electronic components will be helpful in various aspects of troubleshooting and process improvement.


3. TECHNICAL SALES SPECIALIST


REPORTS TO: VP, Sales & Marketing
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EFFECTIVE DATE: 4/2022

Sono-Tek is seeking an individual for a technical sales position at a cutting edge growing technology company. Scientists and Engineers contact us to help solve their coating problems and we need someone to help guide them to a solution. If working closely with a team, learning about advanced technologies, and solving technical problems sounds fun, we may be the right fit for you. Sono-Tek builds advanced material coating systems for customers worldwide in green energy, advanced medical, semiconductor, and other markets. New graduates with a technical degree are welcome to apply.

General Summary
As part of a technical sales team, the Technical Sales Specialist sells a select group of Sono-Tek’s products directly to customers and/or through representatives. Working as a team with the sales department, they will be both receiving and giving out new sales opportunities from the other sales staff. Communicates with incoming leads to understand their needs, helps follow up with existing leads, and participates in basic proactive sales projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows up on sales leads by telephone and written correspondence to sell Sono-Tek products.
  • Works with and supports sales managers for specific projects and applications.
  • Interfaces with customers and Sono-Tek sales, Engineering, and Applications Engineering to obtain solutions to customer problems.
  • May attend occasional trade shows and customer sites important to sales efforts.
  • When appropriate, reaches out to existing customers, old inquiries, or applicable industry contacts to see if Sono-Tek’s technology can benefit them.
  • Provides critical input into marketing program design and ensures implementation.
  • On occasions gives product presentations to potential customers.
  • Interfaces with customers and appropriate Sono-Tek staff regarding ship dates customer returns, special needs and new product designs.
  • Helps cover other sales staff if they are unavailable.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to the continual improvement.

Knowledge and Experience
The desired minimum educational requirement is a 2 year college degree and/or related technical work experience. An understanding of Sono-Tek products will also need to be established if it is not already. Direct sales experience, and/or experience in the technical sales or technical support is beneficial.

Skill and Ability

  • General technical aptitude and the ability to be continuously learning are essential to success.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical specifications to discuss Sono-Tek product applications.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are important for responding to customer issues and requests.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are essential to handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to foster positive customer relations.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.
  • Foreign language skills are an asset, but not required, for dealing with non-English speaking customers.
  • Persistence, assertiveness, and a desire to thrive in a team-based atmosphere are key for success.
  • Ability to build and sustain positive, productive business relationships is essential due to the unique nature of the industry and customer base.


4. FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER


REPORTS TO: SERVICE MANAGER

General Summary
We are currently seeking a motivated Field Service Representative to join our Service Team. Duties include traveling to customer locations domestic and international; installing, troubleshooting, and training customers on Sono-Tek systems. While at our headquarters evaluating, repairing, and customer support would be primary responsibilities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The ability to use a methodical approach to trouble-shoot both equipment and process challenges.
  • The ability to use hand and small power tools to measure, cut, drill, tap, and punch holes in various steels and plastics.
  • The ability to conduct training to small and large groups in all aspects of our equipment and its application in a professional manner.
  • The ability to communicate technical information over the phone in a professional manner. The ability to communicate technical information via email and documentation.
  • The ability to travel by air, train and automobile to customer sites efficiently and the ability to rent a car, including travel overseas. Travel commitments are usually 2 weeks a month and the position requires 50-65% travel.
  • Fiscal accountability to maintain a credit card and manage expense accounts.
  • Some heavy lifting up to forty pounds and the physical ability to get into and out of some complex capitol manufacturing equipment and to work on one’s feet for many hours per day.
  • At the plant, the ability to support production and engineering as directed by management. This requires the repair of customer returns including ultrasonic nozzles, electronics, and basic machinery.
  • At the plant, the ability to authorize customer returns in a controlling database, the ability to quote prices and obtain contract authorization, and the ability to ship quality parts to our customers within the guidelines of our standards.

Knowledge and Experience
Preferred degree in electrical, mechanical, or chemical or similar technical background. Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Applicant must have ability to travel. Our culture is honesty, hard work, help each other, and be successful.


5. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I


REPORTS TO: VP, ENGINEERING

General Summary
Responsible for assembly, test and documentation of various engineering projects at the direction of engineering team members. Acts as the primary liaison between production team members and engineers. Creates documentation necessary to fabricate, manufacture and assemble as part of the company’s quality system.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for setting up, checking, and correcting operational and experimental electrical-mechanical machinery, circuitry, and equipment adhering to pre-established guidelines of the organization’s engineering specifications.
  • Assembles and tests equipment at the direction of engineering team members.
  • Supplies technical support to production floor including small needed corrections to BOM’s or defining the need for a CPAR.
  • Provides engineering documentation such as ECN’s.
  • Fabricates models of designs in machine shop.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to continual improvement.
  • Supports Engineers by creating part numbers in spreadsheets, in MAS, and in various drawings and documentation as directed by engineering.

Knowledge and Experience
Normally, an AAS in an applied field is required, such as chemistry, electronics, or mechanics. 1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of CAD/CAM and other design software and the ability to make small updates. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on informal instructions and/or pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a professional engineer or manager.

Skill and Ability

  • Math and analytical skills, as well as creative ability are necessary for design and development work.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical specifications in order to define product parameters.
  • Good interpersonal skills in order to interface with coworkers on problems.
  • Excellent hand/eye coordination, dexterity, and mechanical ability, as well as physical stamina, are needed for production floor and machine shop work.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.
  • Must be able to use machine shop equipment to produce models to spec.


6. MACHINE SHOP


We are always interested in reviewing resumes for Machinist positions.
Please email resume to info@sono-tek.com.


7. APPLICATION ENGINEER


Dynamic role working in a High Tech Manufacturing Company. Job duties will include performing customer specific testing using robotic dispensing machines, interfacing with customers concerning technical specifications, and managing complex projects. Background in Engineering preferred, but other disciplines also acceptable. Some travel will be required. Hands on experience with automation equipment a plus.

Responsibilities
Under general direction the selected individual will conduct application specific tests at Sono-Tek’s facility in Milton, NY to support the sale of Sono-Tek products. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, following up leads and interfacing with distributors selling Sono-Tek products, attending trade shows, and traveling to customer locations as approved by the Application Engineering Manager or SBU Director.

  • Participates with in house laboratory experiments to meet application requirements
  • Follows up sales leads by telephone, written correspondence and with on-site visits to sell Sono-Tek products, keeping the SBU Director informed of results.
  • Answers questions and makes routine recommendations to customers regarding product applications and problem resolution.
  • Prepares technical specifications and Engineering project proposals, when necessary. Interfaces with the New Product Development Team throughout the design and build process for new system offerings.
  • Coordinates with distributors in assigned territory regarding sales efforts and accompanies them on customer visits.
  • Attends trade shows and/or visits existing customer sites for Process Development work, subject to the approval of the SBU Director.
  • Interfaces with customers and appropriate Sono-Tek staff regarding ship dates, customer returns, special needs and new product designs and maintains sales-related documentation and database.
  • Trains other Sono-Tek employees and outside reps on an as needed basis.
  • Provides feedback to the sales team, production and engineering regarding customer satisfaction and ideas.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to continual improvement.

Qualifications
The desired minimum educational requirement is a BS in an engineering discipline, or equivalent.
1-2 years of direct sales, marketing, or Engineering experience preferred but not required.

Skill and Ability

  • Ability to interpret technical specifications in order to discuss Sono-Tek products and applications.
  • Mechanical aptitude is desirable for the occasional need to assist service engineers or adjust Sono-Tek products at customer locations.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are important for responding to customer issues.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are essential to handle multiple priorities, especially when out of the office. Project Management experience or certification is a definite plus.
  • Ability to travel, including to foreign countries for sales and customer service calls, is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to foster positive customer relations.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills are needed for all aspects of this job.
  • Foreign language skills are an asset when dealing with non-English speaking customers. Cultural appreciation and understanding is a must.
  • Extensive travel schedules make personal flexibility a must.
  • Ability to motivate others is instrumental for achieving aggressive support from reps.
  • Persistence and assertiveness are key for successful sales.


Opportunities at Our Industry Partners

Our strong relationships with industry partners gives us the opportunity to occasionally post positions at outside industry partners that use Sono-Tek coating equipment in their facilities.

Opus 12
Position: Director of Manufacturing

Opus 12 is a Berkeley, California based startup focused on recycling CO₂ into higher valued products. We are electrochemists, material scientists, and engineers with cutting-edge expertise in the field of CO₂ electrocatalysis and electrochemical reactor design, scouted from the best programs in the world. Our team has partnered with industry leaders in electrolysis and plant design to implement our technology at scale. We are currently hiring for a Director of MEA Manufacturing.

Job Brief: The Director of MEA Manufacturing will be responsible for overseeing the fabrication of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for Opus 12’s electrochemical CO₂ reduction process, improving quality control, and scaling up our production volume as we grow. They must be able to plan and delegate fabrication in order to provide quality MEAs for testing. The ability to communicate with the team, develop our production protocol, and ensure MEA quality are key to our success and forward progress.

MEA production involves precursor solution preparation to make an ink and use of the ink to deposit a thin film of catalyst onto a polymer-electrolyte. Experience with electrode fabrication, thin films, coatings, chemical deposition, and operating Sono-Tek coating systems is a plus.

Visit https://www.opus-12.com/ to learn more. Email resume to hiring@opus-12.com to apply