Assembly Operator, PCB Assembler, Circuit Assembler

Minimum Preferably 10th/12th standard pass

Certified training for PCB Assembly Operator (programme aligned to ELE/Q7804 released by Electronics Sector Skills Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a PCB Assembly Operator is expected to perform include:

Inserting electronic components manually

Assembling on printed circuit board (PCB) as per the design

Soldering the inserted components on the PCB

Knowledge of basic electronics and component identification

Well-versed with the components and their forming

Adept with the basic characteristics of the components such as resistor, capacitor, ICs

Knowledge of basics of soldering and types of soldering such as dry and cold solder

Well-versed with colour codes and polarity of components

Proficient in comparing between ROHS & Non-ROHS compliant solder

Knowledge of regulation of operating speed and temperature

Adept with electro-static discharge (ESD) precautions

Well-versed with hand soldering techniques, handling the soldering iron, iron temperature, etc.

Knowledge of soldering shortcomings such as solder short and dry solder

Adept with IPC standards for printed circuit boards

Not applicable

Ability to work for long hours in sitting position

Attention to detail

Good eyesight

Physically fit

Problem solving skills

Critical thinking

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Travelling is part of the job

Need not handle a team

Working hours

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

Shift system is not applicable

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

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include hearing problems, electric shocks, cuts, burns, etc.Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, noise, high physical workload, odours, hardware parts, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per month For candidates with 2 - 3 years of experience - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future of Medical Electronics in India

The Indian Medical Electronics industry is currently valued at around $ 1 billion and has been growing at an average rate of 17% for past couple of years. It is strongly believed that growth will outperform the pace, resulting in the Indian Medical Electronics market reaching close to $ 6.5 billion by the year 2020.

Growing population, ageing, income base and associated disposable income, increasing socio-economic inclusion of rural and deprived in mainstream economy, heightened manufacturing innovation to create customised products to meet the needs of all income segments, changing disease prevalence pattern (e.g. early onset of diabetes and heart diseases) and growing awareness among the middle class to focus on early detection and disease prevention are the key drivers for the growth of medical electronics in India.

In other words, there is a great need for manufacturing high-end products in line with quality acceptance of international technical standards. The Medical Devices Safety Bill 2008 provides recommendations in this regards with specific guidelines on testing and calibration requirements for medical devices. There are two important regulatory initiatives being taken in India: a) Separate status to medical devices industry and b) Formation of Regulatory body looking into the standards, accreditations, etc. to facilitate quality healthcare.

Technicians are critical for proper use and operation of medical devices. The functional testers of medical devices form a part of the workforce of technical experts who use medical devices. There is a huge potential for increase in the numbers of PCB Assembly Operator in Medical Electronics sector.

Medical Electronics manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India

Not applicable

Directorate of Vocational Education & Training3, Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No. 10036, Mumbai 400 001, Tel: 22620603 / 22620604 / 22620293

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

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

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

Government Polytechnic,Industrial Area, Jahangirabad Road , Sommiya Nagar , Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India - 225 123, Tel: 05248 230680

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