Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician

Work Location: California

Job type: Full-Time

Posted: 06-19-2018

Salary: 13 USD / Hourly


Job Description

The lab tech’s responsibility is to provide cross-section analysis on all final product to certify that the structural integrity of the printed circuit boards meet the customer requirements.  After cross-sectioning either coupons or boards, the lab tech will generate a report that can be sent to the customer that provides information relating to the structural integrity of the lay-up and processing of the final product.

  • Position: Lab Technician
  • Work Schedule:  3:00pm-12:30am  
  • Training:  7:00am-4:30pm
  • Availability to work overtime is required. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Preparation of final cross sections from each work order.
  • Grinding machine preparation of cross sections.
  • Perform thermal stress/shock and solderability tests on microsection coupons and/or boards.
  • Maintaining traceability of cross section to product lot and panel source.
  • Proper setup, use, cleaning, and shutdown of  microsection equipment.
  • Evaluation of cross sections to the IPC, military, or customer/drawing requirements for final quality.
  • Report generation of microsection analysis.
  • Maintenance of archived microsection reports-hard copies and electronic copies.
  • Maintenance of archived microsections.
  • Control of lot status, including segregation of passed, failed, and inspected product.
  • Immediate and thorough communication with appropriate personnel for product disposition if cross-sections fail to meet customer requirements, including the segregation of specific panels/serial numbers of boards stationed in test, final inspection, and/or shipping.
  • Microsection inventory control.
  • Prioritize Microsection workload accordingly.
  • Failure analysis of product as needed.
  • Other microsection analysis of in-process coupons, boards, or additional final product as requested by various personnel (including quality engineering, process engineering, etc.) to support the review of other products being manufactured.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to speak effectively employees of other departments concerning the disposition of cross-sections.
  • Must have the ability to perform the basic mathematical skills (add, subtract, multiply, and divide). 
  • Must be able to understand and use the computer and basic software to generate reports, printout reports, take photos of cross-sections and save to the network. 
  • Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Must determine the acceptable criteria of each job that is inspected.  Must be able to determine when product does not meet the requirements and the proper steps to take after the decision.  If necessary, have the ability to take any questions concerning dimensions, traveler notes or blueprint concerns to the supervisor/ manager for clarification.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Must have very good concentration, must be able remain focused with minor interruptions.


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