SMT Operative

SMT Operative


Location: Andover

Hours:  Monday - Thursday: 06:00 - 14:15
              Friday: 06:00 - 14:00

Salary: Starting Salary of £23,000pa, moving to £24,781.96pa after successful completion of training and probation

Contract: Permanent


Purpose of Role:

As an SMT operator you will monitor and maintain equipment used to create electronic circuits with surface mount technology (SMT). Your primary job duties involve operating an SMT machine to mount electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits, directly onto circuit boards.

Key duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Running a Surface Mount line to production schedule
  • Surface mount assembly of printed circuit boards (PCB’s), including pasting, printing, and loading pick and place machines.
  • Inspection prior and post reflow
  • Interpret documentation including parts lists, drawings
  • Follow documented procedures.
  • Preventative maintenance tasks and general housekeeping of the SMT work area.
  • Ensure all work carried out is completed to specified levels of acceptable workmanship.
  • Ensure all work is carried out and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Report any problems with products or process to the SMT production supervisor or production manager.

For the full Person Specification, click here. 


  • Educated to at least GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Computer literate
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience in a manufacturing industry
  • Experience with industrial machinery would be advantageous
  • Use of fine tools and microscopes would be advantageous
  • Any form of electronics qualification, desirable


Production - Surface Mount Technology


Starting Salary of £23,000pa, moving to £24,781.96pa after successful completion of training and probation

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