Lab Operator (Level I)


Microtek is seeking applicants for a Lab Operator (Level I) position in San Diego, CA.  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.



  • 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



  • High school diploma and/or GED (must be able to provide proof)

  • 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



  • 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 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.



  • 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


Microtek’s vision is to deliver novel life sciences services, devices, and therapeutics to improve human health.  We provide innovative product development by incorporating microelectronics manufacturing, engineering, bioscience, and pharmaceutical strategies.


Microtek is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community.  To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background checks for all prospective applicants being considered for employment.  Background checks include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Microtek is an equal opportunity employer.  Microtek does not discriminate on the basis 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.

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