Circuit Board Technician

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  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Electronics Engineering

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  • Salary:

    £17.50 - £19.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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As a qualified craftsman with several years of relevant experience in electrical manufacturing, the Circuit Board Technician will report to a Team Leader, from whom he receives day to day direction in terms of the tasks carried out (which will include Assembly, Inspection and Test) and the priorities associated with the tasks.

The Technician will typically be capable of certifying the product and possess a versatile skill base, with a capability to apply their skills across a range of tasks utilising equipment and tools, gauges and measuring instruments associated with the production, repair and modification of company products to meet defined build standards and specification requirements.


  • Hand soldering Circuit Card Assemblies to IPC 610 & 001
  • Possess experience in electrical wiring and assembly
  • Fine soldering under magnification
  • Surface mount and through-hole component assembly, which also encompasses the following duties;
    • Micro-soldering
    • Wire Bonding
    • Die Attach (including Eutectic die attach, epoxy dispensing and pick and place)
    • Substrate attachment
  • Be fully conversant with all equipment, tools and measuring instruments associated with the manufacturing cycle
  • Certify the product in line with the product certification procedure
  • Maintain product certification and approval via regular audits
  • Check and complete all paperwork associated with the manufacturing data pack
  • Ensure manufacturing build, inspection and where relevant, test times are met
  • Maintain to the highest level, workmanship standards and product quality
  • Ensure compliance with all associated procedures applicable to the manufacturing process
  • Maintain a safe working environment
  • Maintain a good housekeeping policy
  • Communicate best practice to other team members

The successful candidate should be a team player who is able to demonstrate customer focus. They should also have proven planning and organising skills and be flexible and adaptable.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Formal technical engineering/craft apprenticeship
  • NVQ / City & Guilds Level 3/TR23/TR21/HNC
  • Prior knowledge of circuit card assembly
  • Previous experience with Circuit Board and Printed Circuit Boards
  • Awareness of IPC 620 Standard for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies J STD-001
  • Soldering PCB assembly of through hole and surface mount components (by hand or automatic)
  • Experience with adhesives, conformal coating and cleaning is necessary
  • Experience using pick and place assembly machine is required
  • No colour blindness