Location: Belgium City: Heverlee (on site) Department: Production Contract Type: Full time

Ekinops designs and manufactures routers, VoIP solutions and optical transport systems for customers worldwide. For our production plant in Belgium, we are searching for a repair technician to help in our production process of the OneAccess product line.

Purpose of the job

During the manufacturing process, products have to pass several tests (e.g. JTAG, functional testing, etc.) and inspections (e.g. AOI). When a defect or abnormality is found on the product, it goes to the repair technician.

He / she has to investigate, diagnose the root cause of the fault and repair the semi-finished product so that it can continue its journey in the plant towards the end customer. Such a repair entails the replacement of components on printed circuit boards (PCBs) or fixing soldering issues. The goal is to minimize the scrapping of stuffed PCBs (SPCBs) because of small repairable defects or failed component installation.

Next to production repair, occasionally, he/she also helps to repair and diagnose products that come back from customers in the RMA repair department.

Duties and responsibilities

The working environment is in on the production floor amid the semi-finished products.

  • Understand the diagnostic messages from the test equipment and find the relevant electronic components in a schematic.
  • Do a visual inspection with a microscope on the SPCB.
  • Measure the corresponding signal nets found in the schematic to search for the defective component.
  • Replace the component without leaving any traces of this repair action.
  • Retesting repaired devices.
  • Analyze the found errors (together with production engineer) in order to provide a monthly report.
  • Study new products and follow trainings to be up to date with the latest products and be able to repair them.

Profile and skills

Education level, technical knowledge & general experience

  • Bachelor in Electronics-ICT or equivalent work
  • Preferably 1 or 2 years of relevant work experience in hardware electronics.
  • Very good soldering and de-soldering skills (Through-Hole and SMD).
  • Experience with debugging PCBs using measurement tools like a multi- meter or an
  • Basic knowledge of electronic circuits and
  • General ICT knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office).
  • Language skills: fluent in Dutch and English, French is a

Behavioural indicators

  • A passion for hardware electronics
  • Willing to learn both theoretical knowledge and practical skills
  • Responsible, ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage fast changes
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Stress resistant
  • Eye for detail


  • Meal Voucher
  • Health insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Private accidents insurance
  • Disablement insurance / guaranteed income
  • Allianz Global Assistance Insurance

Recruitment process

3 interviews

  • 1st with Department manager/Team leader
  • 2nd interview with HR
  • 3rd interview with C-Level/VP

To apply

Ekinops endeavours to be an employer of choice. Our teams are dedicated, imaginative and astute. We strive to work together around our core values, which includes dynamism, empowerment and customer focus.

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