Solder Certification Training

At our last meeting I mentioned that I am providing solder certification training in partnership with Stony Brook University.

  1. Most electronics manufacturers customers require that their employees be certified either to IPC 610 (solder inspection) or J-STD-001 (hands on soldering techniques) to ensure products are manufactured to an international quality standard.
  2. Under their new MTRC, Stony Brook is providing up to 30% funding to offset the cost of the training.
  3. WDI (Workforce Development Institute) is providing another 30% funding, making the cost around 40% of the normal rate.
  4. The advantage we bring is having trainers who are experienced in soldering and we provide the training at the customer’s facility to minimize disruption to their production operations.
  5. The alternative is for the trainees to be sent offsite and many times out of State, requiring lost production days due to the travel and the expense of overnight stays and travel expense.

Training Programs at a Glance

Summit Business Solutions is an approved New York State Eligible training provider. Most workshops are eligible for reimbursement under current Workforce Development Grants and can be customized to address specific issues within your company.

For more information please contact us at 631-642-7239 or ron.loveland@summitsafetypro.com.

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  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 5S & Visual Management
  • Reducing Process Setup Time
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Quality Management

  • The Fundamentals of Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 9001 Implementation & Documentation
  • ISO Audit Preparation
  • The Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence

Technical Training

  • J-STD-001 Solder Assembler Certification
  • IPC-A-610 Solder Inspection Certification
  • Wire bonding

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J-STD-001 Solder Specialist Certification Training

COURSE DESCRIPTION

J-STD-001 Certified IPC Specialist is a comprehensive, knowledge-based series of courses that certify students to the methods and procedures presented in the J-STD-001 document. Designed for both experienced and inexperienced operators, the series helps workers understand soldering related materials, methods and acceptance criteria for producing soldered electrical and electronics assemblies through lecture, demonstration and hands on practice. The program is divided into 5 one day modules, each covering a different technology or area of soldered electronic assemblies. Students may be trained and certified in any combination of modules that includes module 1. These courses address all three classes of manufacturing in Wires and Terminals, Through-hole, and Surface Mount Technologies. This course can be taught in either Lead or Lead-free Solder.

WHO SHOULD BECOME CERTIFIED

The course emphasis is on J-STD-001 document. Experienced and inexperienced operators who are working or might be working to make electrical and electronic assemblies using soldering technology or wish to gain in depth background on soldering practices shall become certified to this industry standard program.

WHAT STUDENTS RECEIVE

For each module, students who successfully complete the program will receive: An industry recognizable and traceable IPC Certificate

PREREQUISITES

No specific prerequisite is required. However, any prior soldering experience and skill is beneficial.

CLASS SIZE

Maximum number of students is limited to ten (10) to provide greater instructor interaction.

MATERIALS

For each class, it is preferred that the student use the tools and equipment that they normally use in their soldering operation. Test kit materials will be supplied and manuals are available. Students are welcome to bring their own documents if they wish.

COURSE OUTLINE:

DAY 1 – MODULE 1 OVERVIEW OF J-STD-0011

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001 and related standards as they apply to operators and inspectors involved in the assembly of products to the requirements of J-STD-001.

Module 1 is a prerequisite to all other modules.

  • Course Overview
  • Safety
  • EOS/ESD
  • Classes of Equipment
  • Solder Theory
  • Solderability
  • Solder Flux and Solder Alloys
  • Facilities, Tools & Equipment Training
  • PTH – Assembly/Solder
  • Surface Mount Technology
  • Cleaning
  • Module 1 Review
  • Module 1 Examination

DAY 2 – MODULE 2 – WIRES & TERMINALS

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001, and demonstrate
the skills for stripping and tinning wire and hand soldering wires of
different gauges to various types of commonly used solder terminals.

  • Wire Preparation
  • Solder to Terminals
  • Terminal Inspection
  • Wire & Terminal Demonstration
  • Wire & Terminal Lab
  • Module 2 Review
  • Module 2 Examination

DAY 3 – MODULE 3 – THROUGH-HOLE TECHNOLOGY

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001, and demonstrate the skills for preparing and mounting Through-Hole components to PWBs.

  • Lead Preparation
  • Component Mounting
  • PTH Inspection Criteria
  • PTH Soldering Demonstration
  • PTH Lab
  • Module 3 Review
  • Module 3 Examination

DAY 4 – MODULE 4 – SURFACE MOUNT TECHNOLOGY

Students will learn the requirements of J-STD-001, and demonstrate the skills for preparing and mounting Leaded and Leadless Surface Mount components to PWBs.

  • SMT Criteria
  • SMT Inspection Criteria
  • SMT Demonstration
  • SMT Lab
  • Module 4 Review
  • Module 4 Examination

DAY 5 – MODULE 5 – INSPECTION METHODOLOGY

Students will learn the quality and inspection requirements of J-STD-001.

  • Theory of Inspection, SPC
  • Defect Definition and Disposition
  • Inspection Skills Demonstration
  • Inspection Skills Lab
  • Module 5 Review
  • Module 5 Examination