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Daktronics Machine Operator - Electronic Assembly (Night Shift) in Brookings, South Dakota


Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

Daktronics employees receive stable shifts, competitive base pay, shift differentials, and an extensive benefits package.

Shift: Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m .

Shift Differential: Night shift employees earn an additional $2.00/hour shift increment.

As a feeder department, the Electronic Assembly Department is responsible for maintaining a constant supply of electronic components to the final assembly departments.

The selected individual will have the opportunity to operate automated soldering equipment, component insertion equipment, conformal coating equipment, and general assembly duties with the location of assembly duties dependent upon the priorities and manning of the day.

  • Complete all training necessary to become fully qualified to operate machines in the factory.

  • Work with supervisors, engineers, and process engineers to improve procedures processes and training methods.

  • Assist with the development of training aids to improve processes quality and reduce cycle time.

  • Perform any maintenance prescribed to be performed by the machine operator as needed.

  • Be open and willing to train/operate on more than one machine.

  • Be flexible to work outside the department if necessary.

  • Train on assembly practices and tasks that pertain to all work cells in the plant.

  • Attend formal training session as necessary to elevate skill level and productivity.

  • Learn to read and comprehend blueprints, technical, and nontechnical documents to effectively perform work assigned.

  • Learn the skill set and be able to practice with reasonable efficiency the skill of hand soldering.

  • Once proficient as an operator, you may have the opportunity to develop into a training partner for new employees.

  • Complete other duties as assigned to meet customer needs.


  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Ensure that all duties are performed in a safe manner. Wear proper personal protective equipment to conform to the established safety standards of the tasks as prescribed or directed.

  • Communicate hazards associated with the equipment to those working near the machines that may be filling a support role, and ensure they too wear proper personal protective equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to train and effectively apply training in a fast-paced production environment.

  • Ability to operate a computer required. Effective keyboard skills preferred.

  • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to learn quickly.

  • Ability to successfully participate as a member of a team.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

  • Regularly and reliably work the scheduled hours. Ability to work overtime when workload requires.

  • Wear all proper protective equipment as required in work area in accordance with Daktronics Safety Policy and OSHA standards. Items may include safety glasses, safety shoes/boots, hearing protection, and electrostatic discharge wear.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to:

  • Distinguish and identify wire and paint colors.

  • Read fine print with or without the use of corrective lenses.

  • Work with odors (solder/paint/solvent/manufacturing odor).

  • Lift and carry heavy (up to 50 lbs) and/or awkward items.

  • Stand or sit for the full shift and have full range of motion (including but not limited to bending and lifting) required to perform the job functions.

  • Maintain steady hand/eye coordination.

  • Reach in all directions and in potentially awkward positions.

  • Fluent in English, verbal and written.

  • Background check will be conducted.

  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew or extend immigration visas for this position.

Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please.

TypeFull Time