Quality Controller (PCB)

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Date: 18 Nov 2023

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC


HALCON is a regional and international leader that offers next-generation Weapons Systems and Robotics Expertise to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. HALCON has developed in-house expertise across the entire value chain for gravity-release bomb guidance systems. This includes design, development, testing, manufacturing and assembly. Our end-to-end capabilities ensure exceptional quality and competitive pricing. As well, we are faster and more flexible in meeting customer requirements. 


Key Accountabilities:

  • Create an adequate inspection and testing plan to perform thorough inspection and quality checks throughout the process
  • Carry out quality monitor on all materials taking part in SMT (Surface Mount Technology) assembly, including PCB bare boards, stencil, components, solder paste etc, in accordance with the Goods Receipt Note (GRN), design data and data sheets
  • Perform incoming inspection of bare PCBs in conformance to ICP6012 and IPC6013 class III standards
  • Verify Pick & Place Step Program against the work breakdown structure (WBS) to ensure precise and correct placement of components on the Printed Circuit Board
  • Conduct visual inspection of first board for correctness, alignments and orientations against the WBS including the visual inspection of solder quality as per the technical requirements (IPC-A-610 Class III)
  • Ensure that Build History Scanning is adhered to and verified regularly
  • Conduct process inspection and quality control during SMT (Surface Mount Technology) assembly to test the performance, analyse and deal with flaws and defects in time, including solder paste printing, chip mounting and reflow soldering
  • Perform in-process inspection and quality control after each significant procedure so that defects occurring in the last procedure can be exposed in time with unqualified products entering the next link
  • Return to the process or semi-finished stage for the repair and re-inspection of nonconforming products and unqualified conditions followed by final verification in the testing stations to determine acceptability
  • Compile serial number list for goods receipt into main store; maintain filing system for GRN’s, Goods Receipt Notes and Quality Notifications (QN)
  • Verify and compare Bill of Materials and kit during kit release, also verify PDI and compare with data pack during production order release
  • Maintain right level of ESD protection required for the PCB as per the ESD grounding requirements
  • Ensure the execution of test equipment commissioning and establishment of maintenance requirements
  • Ensure effective control of calibration and consumable expiry processes
  • Verify that correct route card templates and concurrent media are uploaded in eBHD
  • Ensure approved baseline change is submitted to the production line
  • Verify that correct revision ATPs and inspection lists are used during production order execution
  • Perform final inspection and approval of product release to next phase or storage according to IPC-A-610 Class III
  • Collaborate with the Quality Assurance Department, Manufacturing Department and Engineering Department to identify and implement continuous process improvement initiatives


Experience & Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Mechanical or Electronics Engineering
  • Extended training in Quality Control principles / Certified in IPC Class II Soldering
  • 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role including Assembly and test experience, technical drawing interpretation, non-conformance reporting and control of non-conforming items


Key Skills:

  • Knowledge of PCB inspection techniques and technologies
  • In Depth Knowledge of IPC workmanship standards
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of automated PCB production processes
  • Knowledge of Solder Wires, Solder Paste, Cleaning chemicals, conformal varnish and other consumable items used in PCB Manufacture
  • Ability to solder to IPC Class III
  • Ability to assist in technical fault-finding processes
  • Knowledge and understanding quality control in the engineering industry, including software, electronics and mechanical fields
  • Knowledge of Blank PCB attributes and how to access acceptable attributes form rejected ones
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Ability to distinguish colours, fine circuit details and tones



Job Segment: Testing, Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Technology

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