Looking for a career in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry?

The team at Burton Industries believes that making investments in their equipment, technology, and above all, their people gives them the tools to deliver an outstanding product to their customers. With the development of the Learn 2 Earn program, Burton Industries is taking the initiative to fill the employment gap in the Electronics Manufacturing industry. The program goal is to take an entry-level employee and train them into the functions of a process engineer. This training program provides a distinct career path for employees, creates job enrichment, and a sense of pride in ownership for every product. The Learn 2 Earn program is helping harness the power of every associate in the quest to work smarter and embrace an internal culture of constant learning.

Who is Burton Industries?

Who is Burton Industries? The easy answer is we are a full-service Electronics Manufacturer of PCBs and high-level assemblies. However, that only scratches the surface. Who we are at our core is a team of over 70 dedicated people. We come from deep backgrounds of experience, education, and knowledge to ensure our customer’s success. Our team’s learning comes from universities, community colleges, technical schools, and our in-house education and training programs. In this graphic, we are highlighting the colleges and universities that we represent.

Maximizing Employee Potential

Training Whitepaper

A key concept of Lean manufacturing philosophy is differentiating between value-added and non value-added activity. Within that category is the concept of necessary non value-added activity or activities that are necessary, but don’t add value to the products being built. Supervision is considered a necessary, non value-added activity. While management involvement in the production process has not disappeared at Burton Industries, its management team has questioned how much supervision is really necessary if employees are trained in the “why” behind their jobs and understand how they interrelate to the production process.

This philosophy has driven cross-training efforts that have created a more nimble, flexible workforce able to work in multiple production jobs as production demand dictates. This training focus has evolved over multiple years into a program known as Learn 2 Earn, that increases team members’ compensation as their skills proficiency increases. In some cases, team members are trained in skills applicable to multiple processes in individual work cells; in other cases they are trained to work as a cohesive team in a single work cell.

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Creating a Culture Focused on Cost Reduction

Cost Reduction Whitepaper

There is no question that supply chain costs are increasing across the board in 2021. That said, electronics manufacturing services (EMS) providers who focus on working smarter can help balance out those increases. The team at Burton Industries has always had a culture focused on finding ways to reduce cost by working smarter. Its approach focuses on four areas:

  • Identifying cost improvement opportunities at project start
  • Periodic review of material costs during the project
  • Redesign for cost reduction
  • Operational improvements.

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