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Business Overview:

Sony UK Technology Centre is a division of Sony Europe Limited. We are the only manufacturing centre for Sony in Europe and have over 500 highly skilled team players who help create some of the most advanced technology on the global market. The heart of today’s operation at Pencoed is centered on the manufacture of high technology Broadcast and Professional Cameras and Systems including the latest industry leading 4K technology. Alongside this we provide contract manufacturing solutions for multiple non-Sony branded businesses. This collaborative approach to contract manufacturing has produced many commercial successes over the years, including the best-selling British computer of all time, the Raspberry Pi. Further, we are the home of a Sony customer service and solutions centre, a Business Incubation Centre and much more.

Role Overview:

As the SMT Programming Supervisor, you will be responsible for leading the SMT Programming Team, who are responsible for creating programs for our SMT Pick & Place Machines within our SMT Manufacturing process. The role of the programming team continues to evolve as we Explore New Technologies, Systems and Innovations, driving continuous improvements in Quality and Efficiency. The successful candidate will support us further in growing our programming skills and knowledge to meet the future needs of our business. This key role will work closely with Engineering, Operations and NMI (New Model Introductions), collaborating to deliver the best solutions for our customer, and our team.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Leadership for the SMT Programming Team
  • Support the technical and career developments of the team
  • Understanding of Technical documentation including Bill of materials, Drawings and assembly instructions
  • Delivery of SMT Programs on-time
  • Adherence to processes to support quality and efficiency drives
  • Sharing & Reporting of department KPIs
  • Lead Problem solving activities where appropriate

Person Qualities:

Essential criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in an Electronic/Engineering field
  • Computer literate (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with Programming knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL being an advantage
  • Proven Leadership & Time Management skills
  • Process driven with attention to detail
  • Able to understand and work to Industry Standards
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • A team player with Passion and Drive for Innovation and Quality
  • Motivation for learning and knowledge growth

Desirable criteria:

  • Prior experience of working within an Electronics or Mechanical Manufacturing/design environment
  • SMT/PWB Manufacturing knowledge
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL being an advantage

What we can offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to discounted Sony products
  • Access to Financial Wellbeing App – Bippit
  • Private health care
  • Generous Company pension scheme with x10 life assurance
  • Opportunity to receive a target related annual bonus.
  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of public holidays
  • Onsite gym
  • Onsite, secure car parking
  • Subsidised canteen

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