30+ days ago


Berkeley, CA


The Quality Assurance Technician provides support to Manufacturing Operations or Quality Engineering by tests and/or inspection of products at various stages of production process and compiles and evaluates collected data to determine and maintain quality and reliability of products.


A role like this comes with some important responsibilities. Some of those responsibilities include:

  • Interprets engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, or standards in order to inspect or test product throughout the manufacturing processes to determine if it is fit for conformance or customer requirements. This can include dimensional, attribute, performance, mechanical or chemical characteristics.
  • Records test data, applying statistical process control procedures where applicable.
  • Documents reports to validate or identify details for deviations from existing standards, where and when required.
  • Supports calibration of tools and gages as required.
  • Sets up and performs destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, life, or material characteristics.
  • Operates various types of measurement equipment required to evaluate product conformance (i.e. various coordinate measuring machines,profilometer, hardness tester, optical comparators, various gages (calipers, micrometers, protractors, etc.)  
  • Leads and/or supports gage R&R or related measurement system analysis activities as required.
  • Coordinate activities related to Material Review Board (MRB) or supports as directed.
  • Leads containment activities and/or supports sorting activities as requested for external or internal sorts as directed by the quality department leadership.
  • Leads or supports audits as requested by quality department.  This includes but not limited to various ISO audits as well as product audits at various stages of the manufacturing process.

For all MEC positions, we expect the following:

    Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

    Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

    Follows policies and procedures; supports organization’s goals and values.

    Approaches others in tactful manner; reacts well under pressure treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

    Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly; maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, co-workers and supervisors.


For this Quality Assurance Technician position, we expect the following: 

    Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school preferred but not required; five years experience in manufacturing or engineering; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
    Ability to apply mathematical concepts to the degree necessary.
    Ability to determine product status based on test & inspection results.
    Must have or be willing to learn:  Blueprint reading as applicable to manufacturing of metals,  Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement Techniques (Metrology), Computer Application basics (Windows, Spreadsheets, etc.), Coordinate Measuring Machine applications (CMM-Romer), Ability to work with people (Team Player)


Physical Demands:  

Thephysical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.