Photo Etch Operator - 1st Shift in Woburn, MA at Tecomet

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Photo Etch Operator is responsible for processing metal parts in small batches through various chemical baths and rinsing tanks in compliance with Tecomet standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process metal parts in small batches through various chemical baths and rinsing tanks
  • Process panels through conveyorized etch systems per given instructions.
  • Perform in-process visual inspection of chemically cleaned and stripped panels.
  • Perform visual and dimensional inspections of rough etched panels.
  • Periodically empty and clean out etch system sumps including safe transport of 55-gallon drums to and from the storage areas.
  • Safely and accurately dispense given amounts of raw chemicals for bath make-ups.
  • Perform routine etch systems maintenance involving checking fluid levels, conveyor transport, spray nozzle performance and filter systems conditions.
  • Periodically assist auxiliary departments including photoresist coating, filter press cleaning and pumping of spent chemistries into treatment tanks.
  • Routine cleaning of process equipment and area.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as required or as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification Requirements

Educational/Training Requirement:

  • High School Diploma
  • Able to work safely with chemicals while wearing proper personal protective equipment.


  • Entry level and/or with some experience in metal processing preferred, will train the right individual
  • Ability to accurately inspect chemical etch parts both visually and with the use of microscopes. 
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of work area and equipment. 
  • Experience with plating metal parts a plus, as well as, use of a grit blaster.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to follow written work instructions, job routers and verbal instructions to perform assigned work.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment
  • Able to work independently in high volume production area.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/W/Vets/Disabled