Raising production efficiency

Contract equipment manufacturer, Remploy Electronics, has increased the number of its manufacturing sites with permanent IPC J-Standard Certified Trainers to three and is on the way to adding the same capability to the remaining two sites. The IPC certification programme is stated as the most widely used specification for the electronics industry.

Having passed the IPC examinations, Certified IPC Trainers (CITs) are qualified to train their organisations workers to IPC-A-610 (PCB assembly) and IPC WHMA-A-620 (cable and wire harness assembly) standards of workmanship. Additionally, each of the five sites now has a qualified application specialist in the above standards. This equips them to recognise what constitutes industry-standard workmanship, enabling them to ensure quality levels are maintained consistently for materials leaving the factory.

Remploy Electronics operations manager, Aled Williams, said: Remploy is systematically raising the skill levels at each of its sites. By spreading the expertise of individual sites across the entire organisation, we are better able to move production between locations and hence increase our flexibility and efficiency of operation. This not only enables Remploy to deliver excellent service to its customers but also allows our employees to develop, enjoying more rewarding jobs.

The most recently qualified CIT, Julie Haynes, has already begun providing application specialist training for soldering in Barking. She is passing on the expertise gained at her external training course where she topped the class with a 91 per cent mark.