Quality Assurance Associate


Position: Quality Assurance Associate 

Reports to: Quality Assurance Manager 

Status: Full-time / exempt 

Location: Rancho Bernardo 



Microtek is a microelectronic manufacturing company, established in 2015. Microtek’s vision is to deliver novel life sciences services, devices, and therapeutics to provide equitable access and a meaningful connection to healthcare. We provide innovative product development by incorporating microelectronics manufacturing, engineering, bioscience, and pharmaceutical strategies.  We use state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to discover new chemical entities (NCEs) or new biological entities (NBEs) with therapeutic potential, for integration into our microelectronic technologies. 



We are seeking a quality assurance associate to monitor the effectiveness of our QA system on an ongoing basis, recommending and implementing any changes that promote continual improvement, validating processes; and completing and organizing documentation. Our ideal candidate can think big- helping to develop our infrastructure, while also acting on improving upon our operational systems.   



  • Create and maintain Company Quality Management System documentation, including but not limited to: quality manual, quality procedures, work instructions and any related forms. 

  • Manage and maintain the Company quality inspection and product release programs for incoming and in-process materials, components, production processes and finished goods. 

  • Interface with Purchasing to assure that applicable quality requirements are included on all purchasing documentation. 

  • Perform Supplier Evaluation audits at the facilities of potential suppliers. 

  • Serve as Lead Auditor for Quality Management System internal audits. 

  • Serve as the designated representative of the Quality Manager for Material Review Board activities. 

  • Interface with Engineering and Operations to assure that the transfer to Production of new products is in accordance with approved procedures. 

  • Evaluate customer complaints and participate in Corrective and Preventive Action reviews 

  • Provide Root Cause Analysis for conditions found to be adverse to quality. 

  • Serve as the Company Safety Engineer regarding the processing of Hazardous Materials, interfacing with applicable federal, state and local authorities and maintaining records of these activities. 

  • Maintain and update, as required, facility schematic diagrams. 

  • Spearhead Company continuous improvement activities to enhance the Quality Management System, utilizing tools such as: 5S, Six Sigma and total process improvement (TPI) techniques. 



  • High school diploma and/or GED  

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel 

  • Well organized, flexible and enjoy the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people  

  • Keen attention to detail and eye for improvement 

  • Due to small business environment, must be able to assume responsibilities beyond scope of job description. 



  • Leadership and coordination skills. 

  • Flexible and organized. Able to plan and organize activities accordingly and handle various tasks simultaneously. 

  • Decision making skills and ability to work independently in a start-up environment. 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  



This is a full-time role with an annual salary based on level of experience and education. This position includes company standard benefits: 

  • 401k retirement plan with 5% employer match and immediate vesting 

  • Access to health/dental/vision plan 

  • Accidental death and dismemberment and disability insurance  

  • 10 paid holidays  



Microtek is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or political philosophy. We welcome people from non-linear/non-traditional experience and educational backgrounds to join our team. Should a candidate be offered the position, they will need to show documentation of the ability to work in the U.S. including completing an I-9. We will also conduct background checks including a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 



Interested applicants should send their resume to essence.rodriguez@mtek.com.