Surface Mount Assembly Operative 


Seeking a Surface Mount Assembly Operative – St Ives

We are currently recruiting for candidates who have experience of running and operating Surface Mount Technology Pick and Place machines alongside reflow ovens/Vapour Phase, Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) systems, screen printers and SMA rework equipment.

Start Date: ASAP
Location: St Ives, Cambridgeshire
Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience!
Hours: 37.5 hour working week
Benefits: Profit related bonus scheme and access to an auto enrollment pension 

Our client currently works the hours of 8am – 16.00pm Monday – Thursday and Friday 8am – 12.30pm. However, during peak periods there may be a requirement to work as early as 6am and as late as 8pm therefore during busy period you should be in a position to be flexible outside of the current hours. 


  • SMT Assembly using machine placements
  • Quality control conducting visual inspections
  • Electronic assembly
  • Soldering and de-soldering
  • Re-working and finishing

Skills and Experience:

  • Good understanding of electronic assembly processes and production
  • Good understanding of electronic components
  • Excellent soldering & Rework skills across SMT and PTH
  • Ability to follow verbal and written work Instructions
  • Recent experience (2-3 years) in a similar role within an SMT environment desirable
  • Knowledge of IPC A 610
  • Experience of working within an ISO9001 environment (desirable)
  • ERP/MRP production software experience
  • Computer literate

If you have not received a response within 3-5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.

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Please contact our specialist recruiter Kayleigh Beeton.
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