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Quality Assurance Technician III

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Quality Assurance Technician III

Location: Boulder, CO, United States


The Quality Assurance Technician reports to the Quality Supervisor and functions as part of the Operations Group. The quality assurance technician will typically support inspection of all optical components for final inspection. Quality assurance support includes inspection of precision optical components, operation of microscopes, interferometers, spectrophotometers, and other metrology equipment. Monitoring the operation of inspection equipment, handling and transferring the product at various points in the process, adjusting, monitoring and operating various pieces of laboratory equipment. Once complete, the quality assurance technician will test the products for quality and performance. Accurate recording of data on process sheets and accurate documentation of material movement in the ERP system to support manufacturing operations is another key job function.


  • Performs mechanical and electrical inspections of incoming materials
  • May perform duties as an optical materials inspector.
  • This position reports to the Quality Assurance Supervisor.
  • Inspect incoming mechanical and electrical materials in accordance with inspection plan requirements.
  • Review supplier-provided quality certifications and data to ensure they meet requirements
  • Process transactions in a timely manner and maintain accountability for inventory in your assigned areas.
  • Maintain the test and measurement equipment assigned and ensure it remains in calibration.
  • Conduct 6S activities and maintain orderliness and cleanliness of the areas assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • High School degree or GED, unless other preferred certification is held and current.
  • Three or more years or more experience as an Inspector, with emphasis in complex machined parts and electronics.
  • ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI), ASQ Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) or certification to IPC-A-610/ IPC-WHMA-A-620 preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 and IPC-A-610/IPC-WHMA-A-620.
  • Ability to use (and program as needed) coordinate measuring machine, optical comparator and various hand held mechanical inspection measuring tools.
  • Ability to learn how to perform measurement and test methods used for optics.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel to record data.  Prefer the ability to use the basic math and statistics functions.
  • Good oral and written English skills.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to follow instructions, both verbal and written.
  • Reliable and ready to work.  Dependable attendance and can-do attitude.


This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).   All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.   ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


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