Operator - SMT

Abaco Systems is an acknowledged leader in rugged embedded computing, especially in the military/aerospace market. Our products are used in hundreds of mission critical applications, where the performance and reliability we deliver can be a matter of life and death.
We're growing fast:  we've added substantially to our organization in roles across the board - and that expansion will continue. We're also growing by acquisition. Our strategy puts our customers front and center of everything we do: their success will drive our success.
If you see yourself being part of a growing organization that's making a real difference in the world, Abaco Systems is for you.
Key Responsibilities 

  • Set-up and operate SMT assembly lines (to include solder paste, SMT placement, reflow and inspection).
  • Pick and kit materials to SMT machine feeders (Siemens pick and place machines), de-kitting at end builds.
  • Monitor machine spit-out and report variances (engage Enginering as required).
  • On line component identification / verification when reels are changed over.
  • Physical count and reconciliation of materials in support of stock checks and kitting activity.
  • Support first-of build / inspection at the start-up of each new build.
  • Ensure SAP build, inspection and routing records and activities are accurate / maintained and up to date.
  • Ensure efficient and controlled transition of Quality assured products to hand assembly.
  • Maintain compliance with PCBA / product build and test processes (incl. IPC-A-610 Class 3; J-STD-001 and all relevant site Certifications).
  • Good, all-round education.
  • Experience of kitting to Surface Mount 'pick and place' machines, preferably Siemens.
  • Numerate and able to read technical drawings / work instructions / process instructions & routings.
  • Competent in use of MRP and ERP systems (including use of SAP).
  • Clear understanding of modern electronic circuit card and system assembly techniques.
  • Flexible and able to work to timescales within a busy manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and as part of an integrated team.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels (written & oral).
Must be able to attain UK SC level clearance
Role may be required to go to shifts (with reasonable notice)              6-2 and / or 2-10
At Abaco, we know that our people are our strength. We're a team with a common goal - and we're passionate about what we do, innovative, and open-minded. We're not just given responsibility - we're actively encouraged to make things happen. Oh, and - we have fun. If that sounds like your kind of organization - why not join us?

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