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. MECHANICAL ASSEMBLER


General Summary
Under low to moderate supervision, builds mechanical assemblies according to Sono-Tek specifications. Makes such assemblies as cables, rotary valves, motors, pumps, hoods, tanks and populates electronic enclosures to name a few.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verifies work order routings drawings and schematics for accuracy of p/n and rev. levels prior to beginning of work order tasks.
  • Pulls parts for kits from pick sheet as needed.
  • Assembles sub-assemblies, I.E. rotary valves, pumps, frames, etc. to Sono-Tek specification.
  • Populates electronic panels and enclosures I.E. Din Rail, Relays, Valves, Connectors, etc, to Sono-Tek specifications.
  • Does point to point wiring of electrical enclosures once trained to Sono-Tek specifications
  • Works with Engineering on new or revised asm to record and feed back changes by proper ECN redline procedure.
  • Due to the varied nature of this position, an incumbent must be able to work with shifting priorities and move from task to task throughout the day as needed.
  • Records production data per instructions including tracking sheets and serial # tags.
  • Performs in process inspection of assemblies.
  • Performs testing of assemblies as required and assists FINAL TEST when instructed.
  • Reports and records discrepant material incidents (DMR).
  • Performs incoming inspection as required such as mechanical parts for dimension and finish.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization and contributes to continual improvement.

Knowledge and Experience
The desired educational level achieved is a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior related work experience of 6-12 months is preferred. Through education or training, must know how to read and follow schematics, mechanical drawings and solid models.

Skill and Ability

  • Assembler must possess the physical stamina to lift 25-30 lbs. as needed. Lifting assistance will be provided to safely move larger objects or assemblies.
  • Must poses basic computer skills such as navigating Windows®, Word®, Google Docs and data entry.
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of the time when populating intricate assemblies.
  • Must be able to read, write and follow verbal and written directions at a level of proficiency that ensures successful completion of assignments within Sono-Tek parameters.
  • Must have the patience and ability to concentrate for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use small hand tools such as wrenches, tweezers, crimpers, cutters, cable tie guns, solder iron, lead benders, probes, needle nose pliers, etc.
  • Excellent hand/eye coordination is required for assembly tasks.
  • The ability to distinguish small parts and numbers on dark backgrounds is essential. Magnifiers with lights are available.


2. 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.


3. MACHINE SHOP


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


4. STOCK ROOM ASSISTANT


REPORTS TO: Procurement Manager or Director of Operations

General Summary
Gathers parts from stock, places parts into kits and places completed kits into temporary storage racks to await pick up by assemblers.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives Dashboard request for stock items needed by employees. Receives surplus items being returned to stock. Records part number(s) and quantities onto stock control sheet to add to stock, and returns items to where they are stocked.
  • Reads sales order (Picking Slip) identifying items and quantities to be sent directly to customer or to be gathered into “Kit” (module, sub-assembly, or complete machine parts) and obtains materials from stock bins. Places items into large container and carries materials with picking slip to Shipping Clerk for shipping.
  • Performs any of the following tasks when gathering up parts listed on picking slip:
    Measures specified length of sized cable or plastic tubing, using a ruler or markings on the floor for longer lengths, and separates length from roll, using prescribed cutting tool, and repeats procedure till required number of pieces are cut to length; Inserts small components, such as resistors and diodes, into plastic bags, writes part number on gummed label, using pen, and affixes label to bag to prevent mix-up when assembling components.
  • Receives module or sub-assembly completed by assemblers from Kit components, places items into stock or issues to the next job.

Knowledge and Experience
Employer requires all job applicants to have knowledge of Personal Computers, Computerized Inventory System and have worked in stock room of electronic products.

Skill and Ability
General Learning Ability – required to learn computer operation and imputing of data onto appropriate user friendly screens to maintain up to date inventory control; learn part number of most, if not all, items stocked in stock room; and learn part locator system in stock room.
Form Perception – needed to identify components by their size and shape.
Clerical Perception – needed to prepare and maintain written records.
Clerical Perception, Eye-Hand Coordination, and Finger Dexterity needed to transcribe data from records into computerized inventory system.
Eye-Hand coordination and Manual Dexterity – needed to gather and deposit parts to and from storage bins.

Education and Training

  • Employer requires that all job applicants have a High School or GED Diploma.
  • Trainee receives 4 weeks on-the-job training based upon degree of previous experience to achieve working proficiency.

Interests and Temperaments

  • Preference for job duties that require storing and issuing of materials to workers in preparation for assembly and shipping.
  • Ability to accept responsibility for storing items in proper bins in stock room; and gathering parts listed on picking orders from stock in timely manner.

General Educational Development
Reasoning Level – 3 Receives, stores, and issues supplies to workers.
Mathematics Level – 2 Measures, marks and cuts cable and plastic tubing to specified lengths.

Details of Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions

  • Stands when gathering and depositing items to and from bins and when preparing kits. Walks between bins, to temporary storage area and computerized inventory control system.
  • Lifts and carries components to and from storage bins that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Reaches for and handles, picking orders, purchase orders and other stock related papers, components and kits, knife, rule and cutting tools.
  • Reaches for and fingers small stock components and computer keyboard.
  • Near acuity needed to read data listed on menus displayed on monitor, read items and quantities listed on purchase orders and packing slips, and part numbers listed on items in stock room bins.


5. 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.


6. ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLER


General Summary
With moderate supervision, builds printed circuit boards according to Sono-Tek specifications. Makes such components as cables, ultrasonic generators, electrical panel wiring and simple devices when needed. Provides support for maintaining accurate production documentation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Builds printed circuit boards by attaching Sono-Tek specified parts with small hand tools and soldering equipment.
  • Makes connecting cables from wire using small hand tools, work instructions, drawings, etc.
  • Inspects completed boards from other operations or vendors and makes necessary repairs/ completes the assembly.
  • Assembly, testing and setup of ultrasonic generators with small hand tools and test fixtures per Sono-Tek documentation.
  • Picks all E/A Kanban builds and on occasion pulls parts for kits from pick list.
  • May be asked to assist Engineering to make cables and wires on new products look presentable.
  • Understands the quality objectives for the organization, contributes to continual improvement and LEAN initiatives.
  • Builds electronic assemblies and modules.
  • Performs inspection of wires, cables, assemblies, circuit assemblies and other items as required.
  • Has the ability to operate automated wire stripping and crimping equipment.
  • Performs other duties as required or directed.

Knowledge and Experience
The desired educational level achieved is a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior related work experience of 3-6 months is preferred. Through education or training, must know how to read and follow schematics.

Skill and Ability

  • Must be able to sit 95-100% of the time when building boards.
  • Must be able to read, write and follow verbal and written directions at a level of proficiency that ensures successful completion of assignments within Sono-Tek parameters.
  • 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, cutters, cable tie guns, solder iron, lead benders, probes, needle nose pliers, etc.
  • Excellent hand/eye coordination is required for assembly tasks.
  • Must be able to perform repetitive tasks such as crimping, pinching, pulling wires through harnesses, gripping, etc. continuously throughout the day.
  • The ability to distinguish small parts and numbers on dark backgrounds is essential. Magnifiers with lights are available.


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