Reflow-oven Soldering Technician, Reflow-oven Soldering Machine Operator

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard pass

Certified training for Reflow-oven Soldering Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q5304 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Reflow-oven Soldering Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating the reflow-oven soldering machine to solder the components on printed circuit boards (PCB) after pick and place assembly

Loading, operating and maintaining the reflow-oven soldering machine

Programming the reflow oven and operating

Undertaking the preventive maintenance of the machine

Achieving productivity and quality standards

Knowledge of basic electronics and component identification i.e. active passive, through hole, etc.

Well-versed with the functioning of reflow-oven soldering machine

Knowledge of solder paste, flux amount density

Proficiency in oven settings and program

Well versed with common defects in soldering and causes

Well-versed with colour codes and polarity of components

Knowledge of Electro-static discharge (ESD) precautions

Knowledge of manual soldering and rework of SMT components

Knowledge of circuit diagrams and bill of material

Well-versed with IPC standards for printed circuit boards

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Critical thinking Physically fit

Problem solving ability


Team Player

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some

Travelling is not a part of this job role

Need to handle a team of helpers

Working hours

Working hours include 8/9 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, gases, sharp tools and machinery, working for long hours in standing position, etc.Occupational hazards include asthma, musculoskeletal disorders, electric shocks, cuts, abrasions, burns and wounds, injury, bodyache, joint pain, etc.

For freshers INR 7,000 to INR 8,000 per month For candidates with experience INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Electronics Industry of India

The electronics market is one of the largest in the world and is anticipated to reach US$ 400 billion in 2022 from US$ 69.6 billion in 2012. The market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.4 per cent during 2012-2020.

The electronics sector consists of consumer and industrial electronics, computers, communication and broadcasting equipment, strategic electronics and electronic components. Total production of electronics hardware goods in India is estimated to reach US$ 32.7 billion in FY13 and US$ 104 billion by 2020. The communication and broadcasting equipment segment constituted 31 per cent, which is the highest share of total production of electronic goods in India in FY13, followed by consumer electronics at 23 per cent.

The Government of India has set up Electronic Hardware Technology Parks (EHTPs), Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and a brought about a favourable climate for foreign direct investment (FDI). It has also increased liberalisation and relaxed tariffs to promote growth in the sector. In addition, the government's National Electronics Policy 2012 aims to increase exports in the electronic system design and manufacturing sector from US$ 5.5 billion to US$ 80 billion by 2020.

The growing customer base and the increased penetration in consumer durables segment has provided enough scope for the growth of the Indian electronics sector. Also, digitisation of cable could lead to increased broadband penetration in the country and open up new avenues for companies in the electronics industry.

Reflow-oven soldering machines are used for effectively soldering various SMD and BGA components. New reflow-oven soldering machines are developed each year with improved speed, accuracy and technology. With the introduction of new machines, the need for reflow-oven soldering operators is increasing. The human resource directly employed in the industry is estimated to increase from the current level of 0.9 million to over 4 million by 2022. This would translate to an incremental human resource requirement of about 3 million to 3.2 million in the entire industry about 0.6 to 0.7 million in servicing support role.

Electronic Hardware Companies and manufacturing facilities across India

Electronic Maintenance Companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Not applicable

ESSI India, 422, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase-III, New Delhi-110020Phone: +91 11 46035050,

Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC), B-36,Chandaka Industrial Area, Bhubaneswar-751024 Phone :91-674- 3011700,











Govt. College Of Engineering, Mangattuparamba, Parassinikkadavu (P.O), Kannur-670 563, Kerala

College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur-313001 Phone: +91 294 2470837 (O),

Sir C.V. Raman Industrial Training Institute, Dheerpur, Delhi 110009, Phone: 011-27608082

Government Polytechnic, Industrial Area, Jahangirabad Road , Sommiya Nagar , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India - 225 123 Phone : 05248

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001, Phone: 11 -23382005 / 23389942,