South Africa


Company The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation
Reference # Eng 001/2020
Published 09/03/2020
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Kanye, Southern, Botswana
The Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is a science and technology research institute established by the Government of Botswana. It is a company limited by guarantee under the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology. BITRI was established to undertake research, identify and or develop appropriate technologies in line with national priorities and needs of Botswana.
Job Functions Research
Industries Research
Main purpose of the job:

•Operation of the designated tasks on the surface mount technology (SMT) production line part of printed circuit board (PCB) production, as well as the additional through hole technology (THT) complete reworks and functional inspection workstations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Electronics Manufacturing
•Assess submitted printed circuit board (PCB) job requests data files for compliance to produce using the available SMT production lines
•Operation of the designated production and/or inspection machinery for PCB production
•Perform any additional tasks associated with PCB functionality testing and quality assurance as may be requested by a client and/or supervisor
•Liaise with other production team members to ensure seamless and efficient operation of the plant
•Liaise with the Test and Measurement facility researchers, electronics and communications researchers, on commissioned works and to perform any duties as may be requested
•Interface with individuals within and outside the organization as and when required during project lifetime, and under the supervision of the Senior Engineer/Plant manager
•Adhere to professional standards and ethics, and comply with applicable rules, regulations and standards in electronics manufacturing industry
•Participate in project progress and status reports
•Make daily records on the production projects (production rate, components stock, production machine status, production delays/malfunctions, etc)

•At least a Bachelor’s degree in either electronic engineering, communications engineering, computer engineering, embedded systems, or any qualification deemed appropriate by BITRI.

Experience and working knowledge (length and type):
•Experience in an electronics related field, more especially electronics manufacturing and/or electronics related research will be considered an added advantage.

Technical competencies
•Electronics circuit design and functional analysis for SMT line production
•Production machinery programming and maintenance
•Operation of test and measurement machinery for PCB quality and functional assessment

Other competencies
•Creativity, innovation, flexibility and analytical thinking
•Team building, leadership and motivation
•Results oriented and performance driven
•Decisiveness and assertiveness
•Communication, influence, impact, and relationship building
•Service oriented and client focus
•Planning, organizing, and resource management to efficiently carry out designated tasks
•Teamwork and interpersonal skills
Job Closing Date 03/04/2020
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