Tend equipment that apply solder to copper circuit areas of boards.
What does a Printed Circuit Boards Solder-Leveler do?
Tends processing equipment that prepares and applies solder to copper circuit areas of printed circuit boards or panels: Reads process specifications and activates equipment units, such as conveyors, sprayers, pumps, brushes, air knives, and solder bath. Adjusts equipment controls to regulate processing factors, such as temperatures, pressures, and speeds, according to specifications. Feeds boards on motorized conveyor leading into series of processing units, such as sprayers, brushes, dryers, and flux rollers, that clean copper circuit areas and apply flux preparatory to solder application. Removes boards from precleaning equipment conveyor and clamps boards to feeding mechanism of solder leveling equipment. Pushes button to activate equipment that automatically lowers board into molten solder bath, lifts boards out of bath, and moves boards past hot-air knives that smooth solder off noncopper areas. Monitors equipment operation and corrects minor malfunctions, such as board misfeeds, conveyor speeds, and temperature settings. Removes board from solder equipment and visually examines boards for completeness of soldering. Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunctions and board defects, such as discolored, missing, or unlevel solder. May reroute defective boards through processing equipment to correct defects. May maintain production records.