Component Operator, Machine Operator/Technician

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard passed

Certified training for Component Preparation Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q5202 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Component Preparation Operator is expected to perform include:

Forming, bending and cutting the extra leads of the components to make them suitable for through hole assembly

Checking the prepared components visually for specified length, bend and preformance

Checking sample components by mounting on a bare PCB

Handing over formed components to through-hole process

Assisting in maintaining stocks of consumables required for assembly

Performing regular cleaning and maintenance of machines

Proficiency in forming, bending and cutting components

Proficiency in using hand tools and machines for preparation of components

Familiarity with functioning and operation of through-hole machines

Proficiency in using hand soldering techniques, its types and shortcomings

Familiarity with component orientation and mounting

Knowledge of basic concepts of electronics, electricity and component identification Understanding of IPC standards for printed circuit boards and precautions with regard to electrostatic discharge

Computer literacy and ability to maintain logs, read job sheets, load plans and production drawings

Physically fit

Good eyesight and visual accuracy

Good hand-eye coordination

Process driven


Hardworking and persistent

Teamwork and multitasking skills

Problem solving

Attentive to safety rules and precautions

Ability to work in standing position for long hours

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working is 8/9 hours everyday for 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 dangerous or hazardous

Health risks include accidents, exposure to electrostatic discharge

Occupational hazards include fatigue, ergonomic injuries, and injuries due to mishandling of equipment, tools and sharp cutting objects

For freshers 7500 to 10,500

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more - 12,500 to 14,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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 and 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.

An impressive 17% CAGR growing PCB demand

The market demand is expected to grow to over 45Mn SQM by 2014 from existing 17.7Mn SQM at a CAGR of 17%. The market is fairly large and there is no dependence on single or few suppliers or customers.

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.

PCB assembling companies across India

PCB manufacturers

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