Process Engineering: rebalancing a mechanical assembly line to increase efficiency and productivity

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As discussed in previous posts, Saline Lectronics process engineers are the magicians behind the curtains actualizing the ideal manufacturing process for each circuit board assembly that we build. Our process engineers are responsible for optimizing manufacturing operations to help the assembly process flow as smoothly as possible. As process engineers, our team is responsible to “de-bottleneck” areas – in other …

Process Engineering: process optimization and process control solutions to improve accuracy

Davina McDonnell Blog

As highlighted in our previous post, Saline Lectronics’ process engineers are the magicians behind the curtains actualizing the ideal manufacturing process for each circuit board assembly that we build. This group is not only responsible for creating systems for new projects, but they also work to improve and optimize current processes in order to increase efficiency as well as overall …

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Process Engineering: Improvements available through multi-faceted manufacturing tools

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Saline Lectronics’ process engineers are responsible for the design, operation, control and optimization of all electronic manufacturing processes. Our team of process engineers work in collaboration to design new, innovative processes for first time build assemblies. They also work to modify and improve current builds and systems. Thoroughly examining all stages of the electronic manufacturing process to improve quality, throughput …

Behind the curtain – a look inside Saline Lectronics’ process engineering improvements

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We’re incredibly fortunate at Saline Lectronics – a wide variety of clients trust us to assemble their electronic products. We assemble everything from large military black boxes to intelligent IoT devices. We’ve optimized our organization in such a way that we can successfully adapt to this varied customer base and remain proactive to their ever-changing needs and demands. Our team …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Shelby Phelps

Millennials in Manufacturing: Hiring, Training and Retaining Millennials

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As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing series with i-Connect007, we’re now looking at the management perspective and the various nuances with managing this millennial generation. This week, we hear from Shelly Phelps. Shelly is the human resource manager at Saline Lectronics, where she manages recruitment strategies, disciplinary actions, and employee relations. Her role at the company also includes providing redirection …

Managing Millennials: Lean Champion Jeff Riedel Emphasizes the Importance of Mentoring

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As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing blog series with i-Connect007, we now move on to the managerial perspective – what it’s like to manage millennials. It’s a common complaint from managers that millennials simply don’t want to be managed. But is this true? This week, we have Jeff Riedel, the lean champion at Saline Lectronics. In this interview, Jeff talks about the …

Managing Millennials: Eric Hassen on Balance and Clear Communication

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As part of our Millennials in Manufacturing blog series with i-Connect007, we now move on to the managerial perspective – what it’s like to manage millennials. It’s a common complaint from managers that millennials simply don’t want to be managed. But is this true? First, we have Eric Hassen, the vice president of test engineering at Saline Lectronics, to give his …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Zach Tondreau – Motivating Millennials

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Our last millennial featured in this Millennials in Manufacturing series is Zach Tondreau, the conformal coat lead at Saline Lectronics. Over the past two years, Zach has moved up starting as an associate, progressing to associate coordinator, and now as a production lead at Lectronics. “This is my first job in manufacturing and it has been very rewarding. I’ve always …

Millennials in Manufacturing: Tom Scales

Millennials in Manufacturing: Tom Scales—Manufacturing from an IT Perspective

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Continuing our i-Connect007 Millennials in Manufacturing feature, our latest millennial is IT Manager Tom Scales. Tom has been with Saline Lectronics for about two and a half years, and he describes the daily challenges as the most rewarding part of the job: “As a contract manufacturer, there are always unique problems given the diverse range of products that we make. …

Millennials in Manufacturing: The Millennials’ Advantage

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Continuing our i-Connect007 series on Millennials in Manufacturing, we next feature Mya Walton, associate coordinator in the circuit board testing department at Saline Lectronics. Mya has been with Lectronics for almost three years now. So far, she finds her work to be fulfilling. “I’ve gained knowledge I didn’t expect to get from this job. For example, I’ve learned every unique …