AOI Inspector

AOI Operator

AOI Machine Operator

Minimum Preferably ITI graduate

Certified training for Automated Optical Inspection Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q6601 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council)

Not applicable

The tasks an Automated Optical Inspection Operator is expected to perform include:

Testing the printed circuit board by using the AOI Machine

Programming and operating AOI machine

Conducting visual and automated checks for scratches stains, thinning solder, missing components, incorrect placing, etc.

Undertaking preventive machine maintenance

Achieving quality and productivity as per the standards

Familiar with how to use Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) and X-ray Inspection (AXI) systems

Knowledge of basic electronics and components values and polarities

Proficiency in different stages of inspection such as bare board, solder paste, component placement prior to reflow, post-reflow component condition, post reflow solder joints, distorted components, reversed polarity, solder bridges, volume defects, damage or contamination

Experience in image matching and algorithm based programming

Familiar with different types of inspection and testing set up and their purposes such as stand-alone and inline, closed and open top, in-circuit, AOI and combined AOI/AXI machines

Knowledge of how to perform test and calibration of PCBs on the dialog, opto or genrad testers

Knowledge of how to test electronic components such as diodes, transistors with reference to circuit diagram

Competent in debugging, schematics, PCB design, assembly process, wire diagram and interpretation of technical drawings

Knowledge of how to mount the fallen components manually through soldering

Expertise in PCB design and soldering skills

Ability to read production schedules, job sheets and operation manuals

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Hardworking and persistent



Teamwork and multitasking skills

Attentive to safety rules and precautions

Ability to work for long hours

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time jobs may be available

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Shift system may be applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous and dangerous

Health risks include accidents and exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, gases, sharp tools and hazards from machines

Occupational hazards include cuts, minor burns, poor eyesight, respiratory and hearing problems

For freshers ?INR5,000 toINR7,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience -INR8,000 toINR9,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Scenario of Electronic Components segment in India

In recent years the electronic industry is growing at a brisk pace. The demand in the Indian market is expected to touch $400 billion by 2020. The largest export segment is of components.

Growth Drivers

Behind the impressive growth of the electronics industry is the robust and consistent growth in Electronic Hardware market of approximately 25 per cent due to a stable economy & large middle class of 350 million people.

Production Trend

The components with major share in the export are CD-R, CPTs, PCBs, DVD-R, connectors, semiconductor devices, ferrites, resistors, etc.

The serviceable market for professional grade components such as PCBs is likely to go up due to launch of manufacture of mobile handsets in the country. In such a scenario, job opportunities for Automated Optical Inspection Operators is expected to grow.

Automated optical inspection equipment manufacturers and plants across India

Maximum numbers of job opportunities are available in Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai and other metro cities.