Production Operative

Production Operative

Job Title: Production Operative
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hastings, East Sussex
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Reference: T2KL/1374651
Contact Name: Sammons Group
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 30, 2018 01:41

Job Description

This is a 6 month contract but it may be extended further.

Vacancy details:

  • To kit, prepare, assemble and build PCB modules, cables and sub-assemblies designed either in-house or as 'build to print'.
  • To be able to work from drawings and/or detailed work instructions
  • To be able to operate equipment such as the Europlacer 'pick and place machine, the Royonics PTH plus various ovens and soldering machines.
  • To be able to use tooling provided for performing the various tasks required.


  • Documentation: Clear and accurate completion of assembly and rework documentation which is correctly stamped and dated to ensure full traceability which is to be maintained throughout the build process.
  • Assembly: Carry out the assembly of both PCBs and mechanical assemblies using, predetermined programmes, detailed work instructions or drawings to the required company standard and/or programme standards. Work must be completed to an acceptable level of quality as defined, by these standards with the minimum of rejects at inspection.
  • Productivity: Complete work within the specified times and be reliable in timekeeping and attendance.
  • Improvements and Innovation: Suggest ways of improving the productivity of the build methodology and processes.
  • Housekeeping: Adhere to and promote the 5S's standards of housekeeping.
  • Quantitive Data: Meet or better, the specified build times/estimates


  • Educated to at least GCSE standard with at least 3 passes to grade 'C' or above.
  • Experience/ability to work within the requirements of the defence industry for traceability.
  • Excellent soldering and workmanship standards on PTH and SMT technologies to meet the requirements of both the defence and aerospace industries.
  • Experience of surface mount pick & place machinery and surface mount rework an advantage.

If you feel that this role doesn't match your skills and expertise, please visit our website for a variety of Permanent, Temporary and Contract vacancies.

We endeavour to reply to all applications. However if you have not heard from us within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by The Sammons Group.

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