Vacancy – SMT Technical Operator

Processing electronics with laser precision

Luxinar has been at the forefront of laser technology for over 25 years and is a leading manufacturer of sealed carbon dioxide (CO2) laser sources up to 1000W and ultrashort pulse laser sources. To date, we have an installed base of over 25000 lasers worldwide.

Our science, innovation, rigour and commitment to proving business outcomes make us a trusted partner to organisations across the globe. Luxinar helps our customers win, and we need highly motivated people to join our dynamic team. We’re driven by being focused, assured, far-sighted, global and adventurous but we never forget our people.

Why work for us

  • Luxinar is an innovative market leader in the development of world class industrial laser products
  • We value our people; they are very much our most important asset
  • We are a diverse workforce of thinkers and doers
  • We operate globally from our purpose built, state-of-the-art facility within sight of the Humber Bridge near Hull, East Yorkshire
  • We encourage and facilitate personal growth and career development throughout the whole organisation
  • We take pride in what we do, having a collaborative approach with all our customers and partners

The role

As part of our ongoing strategy to offer better flexibility to our customers and to reduce our prices, Luxinar has invested in a new SMT line in the factory and bring PCB Assembly in-house.

The SMT (Surface Mount Technology) Technical Operator will be responsible for setting-up, changing over and running the equipment used in establishing SMT electronic circuits. The role involves using the SMT equipment to mount assembled components like resistors, capacitors, transistors, and integrated circuits on the chassis panel. They will also collaborate with SMT technicians and engineers on PCB’s for critical defect data. They will be fully trained to operate the equipment and everything needed to be responsible for running the line without support.

This Tech Op role is a Late Shift position i.e. Mon-Thurs 13:45-22:00, Fri 13:45-20:45

The SMT Technical Operator will help monitor and run the equipment hence will address all issues (other than a breakdown) and will look to resolve them.  They will be trained as to how to set-up offline, changeover the line and will be provided with the relevant component/material knowledge to ensure the correct components are fitted. 

The SMT Technical Operator will also inspect product at the end of the line and so will need to be compliant with IPC Class 3 inspection standards (Note: training will be provided).  Experience of soldering would be of benefit but boards will be reworked offline so this is not essential. 

  • To set-up and run SMT lines to specified efficiency and process quality levels
  • To address all line SMT issues, resolving any machine-related stoppages, often without immediate support.
  • Input and preparation of process control documentation
  • To check and load components.
  • To conduct visual inspection to ensure good quality product, working to IPC Class 3 standard (following training)
  • To hand fit components when required.
  • To ensure SMT machines are maintained regularly according to instructions.
  • Fully responsible for quality and output
  • To raise quality issues feedback

What you’ll need to bring

  • Ideally some knowledge of SMT assembly equipment & assembly processes, althogh training will be given
  • Excellent communicator, written, IT, and verbal.
  • PC/IT literate, using PCs and tablets as required.
  • Motivated.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Calm and collected with the ability to work under pressure.

What we offer at Luxinar

  • A competitive salary that will grow with your career
  • An annual company bonus scheme, paid quarterly
  • The offer of private health care for yourself and family
  • Long-term sickness health insurance provisions
  • Free life assurance
  • Opportunities to train, develop and grow, as well as learning from talented colleagues
  • The flexibility of working remotely in accordance with Luxinar’s Hybrid Working policy
  • 25 days’ holiday as standard, plus additional service-related holidays
  • Additional day off on your birthday
  • The option to buy up to 5 extra days holiday
  • Free on-site parking and a cycle-to-work scheme
  • Possible relocation assistance for those moving to the area
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme


If you are interested, please send your CV together with a covering letter to our Recruitment team,, before the closing date of 23:59pm, Friday 14 June 2024.

Send your CV and a cover letter to: We are excited to hear from you!

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