Surface Mount Engineer

Position Profile

Job Title: Surface Mount Engineer
Company: Gill Instruments Ltd

Dept: Engineering

Position Summary

Working within the Surface Mount Department as part of a multi-disciplined engineering team, in a small to medium volume manufacturing environment, supporting both current production and the introduction of new designs into production.

Specific Requirements

  • Provide process knowledge and advice for surface mount assembly and other soldering processes.

  • Programing and operation of SMT equipment Screen Printers, AOI, Reflow ovens, Selective Solder, and Placement equipment.

  • Generation of process instructions for SMT operation staff

  • Through the use of SPC data, lead improvements in process yield, quality, cycle time, inventory accuracy.

  • Perform defect and failure analyses for Surface Mount Technology.

  • Diagnose and execute repairs to assembly line electrical and mechanical equipment to a component level including requisitioning of replacement parts.

  • Develop and execute predictive, preventative procedures on assembly line equipment and aligning these procedures to the equipment manufacturer requirements.

Position Requirements

  • Formal qualification in electronics or closely related subject.

  • Strong surface mount process and technologies experience

  • Lean manufacturing experience

  • ERP/MRP systems experience

  • Problem solving skills

  • IPC-A-610 Standards awareness.

  • Ability to prioritise

  • Proficiency with standard computer applications

Additional Advantageous Experience

  • Experience with Samsung pick and place surface mount machines.

Person Specification

  • Organised and self-motivated individual with initiative

  • Flexible and able to work both autonomously and in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent social and communication skills

  • Relevant qualification desirable

Reporting Structure

Surface Mount Engineer – Manufacturing Engineering Team Leader

A position profile does not imply that the duties stated are the only ones to be performed by the incumbent. Employees will be required to follow any other reasonable job-related instruction as required.

How to apply

If you are interested in working at Gill Instruments Limited, please send your application letter and CV to

Please note that this is for direct applicants only - agency applications will not be accepted.

Gill Instruments Limited
Attn: Human Resources
Saltmarsh Park
67 Gosport Street
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 9EG

Gill Instruments Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer. It is our policy to employ the best qualified personnel and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees, including promotion and training, and not to discriminate against any person because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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