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PCB Assembly and Soldering – What is it all about?

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PCB Assembly and Soldering- What is it all about

PCB assembly, commonly referred to as PCBA, is the process of soldering electrical components onto a circuit board. Every electrical gadget has a printed circuit board (PCB) at its core. Whether it’s a smartwatch, a microwave, or a quantum computer, the device’s electrical signals are directed by an impeccably-assembled PCB.

The first and most important stage in the PCB building process is soldering. A soldering defect in the gadget could lead it to fail or operate in an unexpected way. As a result, soldering is a critical factor in an electrical device’s overall performance.

PCB Assembly and Soldering Types

Surface mount and through-hole components are the two types of components available.

Through-hole components have weird legs that fit through drill holes, whereas surface-mount components reside on top of the board. Surface-mount components are commonly used in modern PCB assembly plants because they are easier for robots (automated devices) to handle.

Stencil printing operator

The eligibility criteria to become a stencil printing operator is a minimum of a 10th or 12th grade pass is preferred. Stencil Printing Operator Certification (programme aligned to ELE/Q5201 from the Electronics Sector Skills Council). 

Skills required

Salary- Stencil Printing Operators

Experience-wise Salary
For freshers INR 5,000 to INR 8,000 per month
For experienced candidates INR 10,000 to INR 12,500 per month

Components Preparation Operator

The eligibility criteria to become a Components Preparation Operator is a minimum of a 10th or 12th grade pass is preferred. Components Preparation Operator Certification programme aligned to ELE/Q5202 from the Electronics Sector Skills Council). 

Skills required

Salary- Components Preparation Operator

Experience-wise Salary
For freshers INR 7,500 to INR 10,500 per month
For experienced candidates INR 12,500 to INR 14,500 per month

Wave Soldering Machine Operator

The eligibility criteria to become a Components Preparation Operator is a minimum of a 10th or 12th grade pass is preferred. Components Preparation Operator Certification (programme aligned to ELE/Q5303 from the Electronics Sector Skills Council).

Skills required

Salary- Wave Soldering Machine Operator

Experience-wise Salary
For freshers INR 7,000 to INR 9,000 per month
For experienced candidates INR 9,000 to INR 11,000 per month

Top recruiting sectors- Wave Soldering Machine Operator

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