Under Offer - Operator (SMT)

Our well established Tewkesbury based client has a permanent vacancy for an experienced SMT Operator. This full time role is working Monday to Friday and offers a salary of £24k to £26.6k depending on experience per annum as well as free parking, subsidised canteen, 25 days holiday and pension. Excellent working conditions.

Previous experience of working within an electronics clean room environment and knowledge of SMT operation is essential for this role.

Overall Objective of Role:

To assemble product ranges in an efficient timely manner, to the highest quality standards.

Work role: Specific to SMT processes

Screen Printing:

  • Awareness and control of a semi automatic DEK screen printing operation, including; loading stencils, solder paste application and printed circuit panels.
  • Recognition of solder paste machine print quality definition issues.
  • Operation of stencil wash machine, as required
  • Ability to follow specific process control parameters with standard operating procedures

SMT machine:

  • Awareness and control of a Fuji surface mount placement machine, including; loading components to feeders, placement trays, machine set up loading, machine running and monitoring component reload on demand
  • Specific component hand placement onto pasted panels
  • Quality inspection of reflowed soldered product post placement, under magnification to recognise irregularities during manufacture
  • Supporting fast changeovers from product to product in a team environment to maintain effective quality throughput
  • Ability to recognise different types of SMT components, perform buddy check on feeder locations within the team
  • Ability to self check own work and that of others in the team, highlighting any issues
  • Understanding of moisture and static sensitive devices
  • Aspirational skill set towards performing tasks to the desired output & quality standards with limited supervision
  • Ability to complete all paperwork, bar code scanning & any supporting documentation
  • Communication of issues that may effect the performance of the assemblies
  • Working & supporting team working within the cell

Essential criteria:

  • Electronic assembly and surface mount experience including machine running , stencil wash and screen printing
  • Knowledge of solder paste
  • Ability to product quality output
  • Team player
  • physically fit

To apply for this role please forward an up to date CV for review to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR Call and speak with Lorraine on 01684 295400 to discuss further.


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First Choice Recruitment, 62 High Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5BJ Telephone 01684 295400