New job opportunity: backend operators for electronics firms

Posted at 04/09/2014 9:19 AM | Updated as of 04/09/2014 2:47 PM

MANILA – The Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Foundation Inc. (SEIPI) on Tuesday said electronics companies are now in need of backend operators.

Dr. Dan Lachica, president of SEIPI, explained to DZMM’s SRO program on Tuesday that backend operators are responsible for the inspection of electronics products towards the end of the manufacturing process.

“Kung yung frontend ay nagpapatakbo ng equipment or naga-assemble ng mga products, ‘yung backend naman yung nagi-inspect, nagre-rework at gumagawa din ng konting assembly at nagpapatakbo ng konting equipment towards the end of the process, kaya tinawag na backend,” he said.

Those interested to be backend operators, according to Lachica, may go directly to the TESDA main office or at SEIPI located at the Insular Life Corporate Centre in Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Applicants, who are least high school graduates and pass the requirements, will be enrolled in the TESDA scholarship program and undergo a 1-week training where they will learn about values, standard operating procedures and safety procedures, Lachica said.

“Napakadali po ng training. Yung SEIPI po ay nakipag-partner sa TESDA para makatulong sa initiative ng ating pamahalaan na inclusive employment,” Lachica said.

“Pagkatapos ng one week na training ay pwede na silang magtrabaho sa electronics industry as operators,” he added.

Asked about the salary of backend operators, Lachica said companies belonging to SEIPI pay minimum wage for entry level employees.

“Karamihan ng companies na kasapi sa SEIPI ay minimum wage ang tinatanggap nila kasi entry level position ito. Pero kagandahan nito, once nakapasok na sila sa indsutriya ay maraming oportunindad na maaari nilang gampanan at dun sila makakatanggap ng malalaking trabaho, pag experienced na sila,” Lachica explained.

According to Lachica, they assured TESDA that 80 percent of those who undergo training will be given employment.

“So far, 90 percent sa nag-train ay may trabaho at nais ng Pangulo na itaas natin sa 99 percent,” he said.