AOI / Solder Inspector - 1st or 2nd Shift


Kay and Associates, Inc. is seeking an AOI Operator / Solder Inspector for a 1st shift and a 2nd shift position for PC Board manufacturing operations in Wheeling, IL.

Emphasis is on Quality Inspection experience - will train to operate the Automated Optical Inspection machine.


Wheeling, IL

Work Schedule:

1st Shift Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM


2nd Shift: Monday Friday, 4:00 PM - 12:30 AM


$12.00 / Hour


  • Operate an AOI (Automatic Inspection Machine)
  • Use documentation to check AOI defects (per IPC Standards) on boards coming off the SMT lines.
  • Perform measurement of parts to verify accuracy in accordance with Supervisor instructions.
  • Reject faulty assemblies, mark defects, report defects, found to Supervisor
  • Record inspection results on the proper work center inspection log and submit to Supervisor
  • Communicate any issues to Captain / Leader
  • Observe all applicable ISO standards and their related procedures, schedules adhering to Company Policies
  • Maintain clean and organized work area
  • Perform other related duties as instructed

Language Skills :

  • Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Write simple correspondence.
  • Present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills :

  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.

Physical Demands:

  • Use of Hands to Finger, Handle or Feel; Talk or Hear 2/3rds of the time
  • Stand and Walk; Reach with Arms and Hands 1/3rd to 2/3rds of the time
  • Sit less than 1/3rd of the time
  • Lift 10 lbs. 1/3rd to 2/3rds of the time and up to 50 lbs. less than 1/3rd of the time
  • Clear Vision: Close at 20 inches or less, Distance at 20 feet or more, Color to identify and distinguish colors, Peripheral to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point, Depth Perception to judge distances and spatial relationships, Focus to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus

Work Environment:

  • Must work near moving mechanical parts more than two-thirds of the time.
  • Must work with vibration 1/3 - 2/3rds of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year experience performing inspection of parts in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work on 1st 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM or 2nd shift, 4:00 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Ability to read and understand work instructions written and verbally communicated in English.

NOTE: Any offer of employment is contingent on passing a drug test and a background screen prior to starting.

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