Punching Operator, PCB Machine Operator

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard passed

Certified training for Drilling Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q2102 released by Electronics Sector Skills Development Council)

Not applicable

The tasks a Drilling Operator is expected to perform include:

Drilling the printed circuit boards (PCB) to make holes for inserting leaded components as per the drilling specification

Conducting X-Ray quality checking of the PCBs to ensure the drilling has been done according to the programme

Knowledge of basic electronics and circuit design layouting

Familiarity with CNC machine functioning and operation

Familiarity with basics of drilling and micro-drilling

Familiarity with drilling techniques and drill tools

Knowledge of zero defect drilling techniques

Proficient in using machines and tools

Skilled at maintaining ESD, dust-free and 5S standards as per company?s policy

Knowledge of maintaining a safe and healthy working environment at the workplace

Proficient at handling hazardous material

Knowledge of electrostatic discharge (ESD) measures for electronic component safety

Knowledge of IPC standards for printed circuit boards

Knowledge of disposal of hazardous chemicals, tools and materials by following prescribed environmental norms

Not applicable

Ability to lift heavy weights

Ability to work long hours in a standing position

Manual dexterity and stability

Ability to work independently

Good eyesight


Attention to detail

Self-directed learner

Team player

Problem solving

It is not a desk job

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 hours are 8/9 hours every day 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 weights, eyestrain, etc and possible injuries due to constant contact with machinery parts, sharp tools, equipment, etc.Health risks include physical and mental strain

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 10,000 per month For candidates with experience - INR 12,500 to INR 16,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Indian PCB Market Size

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.

India?s PCB market registered a 27 per cent growth and its revenue is expected to touch Rs 9000 billion by 2016, which is considered much higher than most countries.

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 PCB Drilling Operator.

Precision machining component providers

Engineering services

Engineering consultancy

PCB manufacturers

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