Photo Imaging, PCB Imaging

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard passed (in Science stream)

Certified training for Circuit Imaging Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q2101 released by Electronics Sector Skills Development Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Circuit Imaging Operator is expected to perform include:Placing the laminated board on the circuit imaging machine taking due care in alignment of the holes drilled on the board Placing the UV translucent film on the laminated board Operating the machine to expose the photo resist to UV light Recognising basic faults in the circuit imaging machine and correcting them Undergoing maintenance of the circuit imaging machine from time to time

Thorough knowledge of the circuit imaging machine functioning

Knowledge of UV, photo resist, intensity, vacuum, alignment and their importance in the circuit imaging process

Familiarity with operation and maintenance of machines such as laminator, imaging and developing machines

Knowledge of photo tools, development of the UV cured circuit, understanding of development parameters, knowledge of chemicals used for developing etc.

Knowledge of the complete process of circuit imaging room, including surface preparation of laminate, lamination of the board and cooling, circuit exposure and cooling and developing the exposed board

Knowledge of manual and automated exposure machines and standard process

Familiarity with circuit imaging process including surface preparation, lamination, exposure, cooling and developing

Knowledge of dry film resist (DFR) lamination and DFR developer operations, including process parameters, chemicals, calibration, exposure time, etc.

Knowledge of various methods of imaging

Knowledge of IPC standards and criteria for printed circuit boards

Knowledge of environment and safety norms Knowledge and understanding of common defects and remedies with causes

Attention to detail

Process and accuracy driven

Hand-eye coordination

Manual dexterity and stability


Self-directed learner

Team player

Problem solving

Orientation towards work safety

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time and contractual jobs may be available

Local traveling is not a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working is 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week

Shift system may be applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include ergonomic injuries due to lifting heavy panels and possible accidents due to exposure to chemicals, gases etc. or injuries from sharp tools, equipment, etc. if safety procedures are not followed

For freshers ?INR8,000 toINR9,000 per month

For candidates with experience -INR10,000 toINR15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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Indian PCB Market Size

India is slowly becoming the epicentre of PCB activities worldwide and this has resulted in the growth of the PCB design & manufacturing activities in the country. India?s PCB market is growing over 30% and some of the research suggests that this could touch over`4000 crore by the year 2016. This is significant when compared to most of the countries.

As per the Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA) report, many PCB units in India have grown in volume, turnover and this is an indicator for strong demand & exponential growth for PCB design houses, product companies in India.

The factors contributing to the PCB market growth are opening of Fab in India, the Preferential Market Access (PMA) service announced by the Government and mushrooming of the startups in this space. The market of the bare board PCB is about 25 to 30 billion and about 30% to 40% of that market is in India.

PCB manufacturers in India mostly cater across electronics applications in India except motherboards, mobiles and high-end telecom equipment. The main demands for PCBs come from consumer, industrial, and automotive electronics markets, as well as from Power & telecommunications.

Projected HR Requirement

According to the IMaCS Analysis, the human resource requirement in the Electronics Components segment has been projected to grow from 1,49,000 in 2008 to 8,34,000 in 2022 that is an increment of 6,85, 000 resources.

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India has listed PCB Assembly as one of the top 14 sub-sectors with a high potential for employment. All these factors put together show an increase in the job opportunities for a Circuit Imaging Operator.

Integrated circuit design

PCB manufacturers

Electronics manufacturers

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities