Surface Mount Technology Technician

Location : Dover, Kent, England
Job Ref : OB13
Consultant : Oliver Bradley
Sector : Electronics
Salary : £20k - 24k per year


Location: Dover

Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 DOE


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Surface Mount Technology Technician on behalf of one of our clients.

SMT Technicians play an essential role in the production of the company’s products and are responsible for overseeing the SMT production lines, helping with operational issues, conducting quality checks and carrying out daily machine maintenance checks.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military personnel however all candidates will be given due consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility to drive overall productivity, efficiency and quality levels within the SMT cells and work with supporting personnel to maximise output while driving continued improvement.
  • Setting up all necessary equipment and carrying out essential checks before operating the SMT machinery.
  • Duties include machine operation, setup, line maintenance, training and helping operators on machine operation and setup, and ensuring correct programming during production runs.
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and fine-tuning programming for all equipment used in SMT, related machines used for circuit board assembly (pick & place, screen printer, oven and AOI) as and when required.
  • Checking production documentation and liaising with Quality and Engineering on SMT queries.
  • Carrying out machine maintenance as needed and liaise with the machine supplier to resolve any complex issues.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with PC and software packages as the machines are all PC/bespoke software driven.
  • Ability to learn how to program machines using these bespoke software packages.
  • Attention to detail.
  • This is a fast paced environment, thus a good level of fitness.
  • Have some basic electronics knowledge i.e. component recognition, hand soldering (training provided).
  • Advantage – ability to read ODB++ files.
  • Ability to run automated optical inspection system to ensure good quality – full training to be provided.
  • Ability to understand technical documentation including bills of materials (BOMs), drawings and assembly instructions.
  • Organisational skills with the ability to work independently or as part of a team, with a proactive attitude.
  • Good analytical skills with strong problem-solving abilities will be an advantage.

Location: Dover

Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 DOE

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