Powder Processor Technician 2 1


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 48784 

A Powder Processor’s primary duties are to produce custom ceramic powders through a variety of powder processing tasks that increase in complexity as experience and process knowledge is gained through mentorship and on the job training.  The operator will interact with supervisory personnel and engineers to insure that processes are performed in accordance to written and verbal instructions.  Communication of processing parameters, non-standard observations and measurement results are essential for the success of the Powder Processor and the operation.  The basic processing operations are listed below, with the Powders Processor performing one or more of the following:


  • Weigh Out Operations
  • Blending and Batching 
  • Drying Ovens and Calcine Kilns
  • Comminution and Milling
  • Spray Drying and Screening


Powder Process operators will maintain a clean, organized work area to minimize contamination potential.  The operator will clean all equipment and the entire area prior to the end of each shift.  The operator must report any equipment malfunctions or repair needs to their supervisor or engineer.



  • Must demonstrate safe work habits
  • Operate under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 requirements
  • Ability to regularly lift 10 lbs. and occasionally 55-60 lbs.
  • Ability to work in dusty environments using a respirator
  • Ability to work in a confined space for cleaning of equipment
  • Ability to work in wet processing conditions
  • Standing 8 hours
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Work with attention to detail
  • Maintain accurate records electronically and written
  • Exposure to powders and liquids
  • Work in a fast paced, high volume environment
  • Ability to work on self-directed teams


Preferred competencies:

  • Strong Computer literacy and skills
  • Mechanical understanding
  • Interpretation of process instructions
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • Operation of the following equipment:
  • Blenders, mixers, mills, pumps, screens, scales, spray dryers, ovens, kilns,  industrial controls and various measurement devices


Required education:

High School or equivalency













PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: Operates equipment used to manufacture products. Weighs, measures and checks raw materials to ensure that batches manufactured contain proper ingredients in proper quantities. Maintains inventory records of raw materials used in batch manufacturing. Keeps accurate and up-to-date batch records and data sheets on batches in-process. Performs in-process tests (such as hardness, weight, variation, pH and moisture content) to ensure that batches meet specifications. Recognizes equipment and product problems, notifies supervisor and/or troubleshoots errors in order to achieve optimum production levels. Requires Heavy lifting from 55lbs to 80 lbs on a daily basis. Need to be able to work independently, have good computer skills and communication skills.







Skyworks is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace.

Full time
Adamstown, MD 21710, US