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Electronics Assembly Operator

Full Time Electronics Assembly Operator (Conventional and Surface Mount)

Due to capacity expansion we have an exciting new opportunity for the role of Electronics Assembly Operator within a leading Cambridgeshire based Contract Electronics Manufacturer (CEM), with established customer partnerships across a range of industry sectors.

Prism Electronics aims to consistently provide a high quality, reliable and flexible service to our customers focussed on responsive manufacturing of modest volumes of complex products.

We are proud to be Investors in People, along with ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation.

We offer competitive salaries and a quarterly profit related bonus scheme (upon completion of probationary period).

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Electronics Assembly Operator will be responsible for ensuring the assembly of products through both surface mount and conventional processes to meet the production requirements. We are seeking a candidate that has demonstrated skills across these electronics assembly processes, (including hand-soldering). The successful candidate should have the ability to recognise common electronic components outlines and where appropriate their values through IEC colour coding.

The successful candidate should hold basic computer literacy, a high attention to detail and an enthusiasm for continuous improvement. They must be able to work independently or as part of a small cohesive team. While preferred, it is not essential to be fully competent in all areas of the job description as additional training would be provided for the right candidate. However, demonstratable current skills and relevant industry experience is essential.

You will be required to work 37.5 hours per week on a flexible hours basis between 6am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.


The Flexible Operator role includes but is not limited to the following key areas and activities:


  • Become fully conversant with all manufacturing and production processes across SMT, Conventional, Kitting, material and stock handling in accordance with Prism’s QGD’s;
  • Have a good understanding  and ability to gauge and inspect product for quality within this environment using visual and AOI skills to IPC-A-610 Class 1, 2 & 3;
  • Apply yourself to the building and testing of PCBA’s within conventional and SMT using Prism work instructions and associated equipment in a safe manner  ie. Component prepping tools and equipment, wave-solder, hand soldering tools, Paste Printers, Pick & Place machines, Automatic Optical Inspection, Reflow ovens, etc.
  • Apply yourself to the building of electro-mechanical assemblies and integration into final enclosures or housings;
  • Assist with the development of work routines and instructions (process documents) around the building of new products;
  • Review and development of new or existing production related processes;
  • Develop excellent soldering ability across SMT, RMA and Rework activity;
  • Pick and kit material from time to time as well as be involved during annual stock cycle counting;
  • Apply your skills and techniques to Prism’s Continuous Improvement program whilst identifying and proposing new areas for improvement;
  • Ensure your general and specialist skills training is approved for the tasks performed;
  • Ensure your training matrix is updated and accurately reflecting your skills and abilities;
  • Assist the Production and Engineering team from time to time in identifying and resolving production related issues;
  • Conduct any administrative tasks that may be required;
  • Remain Flexible in terms of working hours as shift work and/or overtime may be required from time to time.