Established over 30 years ago, Kentec Electronics Ltd. has evolved into one of the world’s leading independent fire control panel manufacturers.

Over the years the Kentec name has become synonymous with world class product, great service and excellent support. Based in Dartford, Kent, Kentec is a global supplier, exporting control equipment to over 70 countries worldwide, and in many different languages.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Surface Mount Machine operator to join our Surface Mount Department and assist in running our Surface Mount Lines.



  • Responsible for both automated and manual surface mount manufacturing
  • Responsible for set-up, operation, and adjustment of SMT Printers, Pick and Place Machines, Ovens, AOI equipment, Selective Solder Machine and Wave Solder Machine
  • Monitor and maintain equipment to meet company standards
  • General housekeeping of Surface Mount area
  • Creating an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture

Skills, Experience and Person Specification

  • Must have SMT experience, ideally Europlacer pick and place equipment
  • Ability to follow instructions and diagrams
  • Working to tight deadlines with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Decision- making skills
  • Good PC skills

Job Specifics

  • Working hours 8am – 4.30pm – please note that after an initial training period, this position may move to a two-shift system, as follows:
    • 00 – 14.30 with 30 minutes for lunch (8 hours)
    • 00 – 22.00 with 30 minutes for lunch (7.5 hours)
    • A shift premium will be paid in addition to the base rate (once role moves to shifts)
  • Free Parking
  • 24 days holiday
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Neyber financial well-being scheme

Closing Date:

  • 30th November 2019

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