Manufacturing Operator


Key information

Manufacture / assembly and repair
Employees / Staff
Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA
Regular Full time, Full-time
High School diploma, A Level
First experience

Job description

The incumbent will work within the Manufacturing Department in the following functional areas as assigned by the supervisor: Assembly, Quality Control, Touch Up, Post-insertion, Wiring, Surface Mount Technology Operator, Repair & Overhaul Operator. This position will be a member of the Bargaining Unit.


  • • Checking drawing reference and obtaining drawings and correct parts/components and circuit boards required
  • • Soldering assemblies and reworking failed assemblies to Engineering drawings and production standards
  • • Following sequential steps as outlined in Engineering drawings and Production travelers for build assembly of complete units/products using various hand tools
  • • Applying conformal coating, RTV, adhesives and other chemicals through manual or machine applied processes
  • • Operate and maintain automated Surface Mount Technology (SMT) equipment + all supporting equipment
  • • Inspection of Surface mount and through hole components of circuit boards, and inspection and repair of SMT/through hole sub-assemblies and wiring harnesses to the Engineering drawing and applicable standards
  • • Complete timesheets and required product and process documentation
  • • Following all procedures and work instructions related to the position and verifying own work
  • • Labour entry into the ERP system and other tracking databases
  • • Work independently and in a group to maintain production requirements
  • • Other duties as assigned within the functional areas

Job requirements


  • • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • • Two years experience in an electronics manufacturing environment or equivalent with experience soldering printed circuit boards being preferred
  • • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • • Ability to read and interpret Engineering Drawings, Parts Lists and other related documentation
  • • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • • Recognition of component configurations and familiarity with IPC-A-610 & J-STD-001 standards preferred
  • • Previous experience with precision automated equipment set-up preferred
  • • Capability of operating multiple pieces of equipment in a continuous flow operation preferred
  • • Computer skills in MS Office Suite and ERP software preferred

This posting reflects the general duties of the position but is not a detailed description of all duties which the successful applicant may be asked to perform.

Company information

Safran Electronics & Defense

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for civil and defense applications. The company's products are deployed worldwide on more than 1,000 ships, 25,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.

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