Website Ex-Mil Recruitment Ltd

Ex-Mil Recruitment is for ex-military by ex-military.

Surface Mount Operator (118dm) – Belper, Derbyshire – £23K-£30K DOE + Benefits


Our client has asked us to find a new key member of their team, as they are experiencing a period of significant growth.

The company is predominantly engaged in supporting Government customers and allied industries by researching and developing disruptive security technologies that have truly game changing attributes.


Candidates must have an active Security Clearance (SC) and have sole British Nationality.

Those who come from an electrical/mechanical or engineering background could all be considered.



This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate fulfilling varied requirements within a brand new, small but modern, manufacturing facility creating high quality electronic products. Reporting to the Production Manager, the candidate will be focused on the operation of the PCB Assembly surface mount line.


The role will also include aspects of logistics, product assembly, and testing of high-quality electronic products as required.

The manufacturing process must be carried out with a high level of integrity and the candidate shall be required to ensure, that at no point, the integrity of the build is compromised. Therefore honesty, consistency and integrity will be key attributes as well as attention to detail and organisation.


This role requires a good knowledge of electronic manufacturing systems and production processes. The candidate will be able to operate and maintain the surface mount line in conjunction with the wider team to fault find and propose enhancements to production items or processes.

Travel within the UK, including between company sites, may be required.


Operations will include production build, new product introduction and prototype builds.

Dependent upon the candidate, there are also opportunities to assist in enhancing existing processes and developing production processes for new products.



Personal Competencies

  • Great attention to detail
  • Motivation to ensure excellent quality standards.
  • Good communication and team working skills as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Adept at exercising good judgement and working under pressure.
  • Able to apportion time effectively and to operate autonomously to complete tasks.
  • Assertive and keen to improve processes and procedures.
  • Cognisant and diligent in performing tasks to ensure all compliance requirements are maintained.
  • Takes ownership and responsibility to resolve issues promptly and efficiently.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication skills.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working within an electronic manufacturing environment, including at least one year’s hands on experience with the following equipment:

o Operation and maintenance of solder paste application equipment.

o Operation and maintenance of pick and place equipment.

o Operation and maintenance of vapour phase reflow equipment.

o Operation and maintenance of advanced AOI equipment

  • Training in the operation of surface mount operation, ideally using Mycronic equipment.


Desirable Skills and Experience

  • HND/HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent. Experience in lieu will be considered.
  • Applicable IPC training.
  • Through hole soldering and surface mount rework experience.



  • This nature of this role requires the candidate to be a British Citizen as well as obtaining and retaining an unconditional DV security clearance.


If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your CV by email to or via the website outlining why this would be the ideal opportunity for you.

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