Lab Operator 

 

Position: Lab Operator 

Reports to: Production Manager  

Status: Full-time / exempt 

Location: Rancho Bernardo 

 

ABOUT MICROTEK: 

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. 

 

WHO SHOULD APPLY: 

We are seeking a Lab Operator (Level I). This position involves the entry level processing and assembly of microelectronic components in accordance with written documents.  The manufacturing processes include, but are not limited to: stud bumping, wire bonding, pick and place, flip chip, surface mount technology (SMT), oven curing, plasma cleaning, laser marking, hand placement and die attach. The processes are typically performed with the aid of microscopes utilizing varying degrees of magnification. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Operate various microelectronics equipment(s) as needed for the different manufacturing processes. 

  • Using tweezers or other similar device, pick up and place microelectronic components onto pre-determined printed circuit board (PCB) locations 

  • Inspect results under a microscope with magnification as indicated on the production traveler 

  • Data entry on computer and document per ISO standard requirements.  

  • Report directly to Production Manager 

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES: 

  • High school diploma and/or GED  

  • Ability to speak, read and understand English 

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel 

  • Keen attention to detail 

  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks 

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions 

  • Strong manual dexterity skills 

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • 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. 

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Work space is provided in a climate-controlled area within the Company administrative offices. 

  • Additional work space is also provided in the production area, including access to a computer. 

  • Manufacturing operations are conducted in a clean room environment, requiring the use of proper attire prior to entrance into the controlled area. 

  • The manufacturing environment also includes precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD), which require the need for specialized smocks, shoes and wrist straps.  An ESD compliance check will be administered prior to entry to assure that the standards have been met. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Ability to remain in a standing or seated position for an extended period of time 

  • Ability to lift and carry objects of up to twenty (20) lbs. in weight 

  • Ability to visually comprehend and interpret process results under various degrees of contrast and magnification 

 

COMPENSATION: 

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  

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  

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. 

 

TO APPLY: 

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