Quality Technician I

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Introduction to Quality Technician I

Who You Are

You are a team player who works hard, while still being able to enjoy both your work and your team. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, while your attention to detail makes you stand out in a crowd. You know how to get the job done and are always thinking of ways to improve it. You are open to input from others and are always willing to help out wherever you are needed. 

You are someone who is a problem solver.  You enjoy troubleshooting while performing diagnostics to determine the root cause. You are not afraid to point out quality opportunities but also willing to champion any improvement efforts. You are open to alternative solutions and suggestions for improving processes, products, and systems. 

About the Quality Team

Our Quality team is a driven, yet flexible team that works cohesively toward a common goal, while creating a positive working atmosphere, and supporting each other to combine individual strengths in order to enhance overall team performance.

About Vernier

Founded in 1981, Vernier pioneers award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum to transform how educators teach science and how students collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data. Vernier is registered as an Oregon Benefit Company. We have also been on the list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Oregon for over 15 years. Being on this list means that we are serious about our commitment to providing employees with a positive, professional, and fun work environment.

What we can offer you

In addition to an amazing company culture, Vernier offers competitive pay, profit sharing, a generous employer contribution into your 401(k) retirement account, and exceptional benefits. We have an onsite fitness center, private shower facilities, indoor bike storage room, and weekly fitness activities/classes. Vernier is located next to the Millikan Way MAX line, and we provide employer-paid TriMet passes to all eligible employees. We also offer tuition assistance, paid volunteer time, a generous PTO (paid time off) plan, and paid sabbaticals.

Job Description

Job Title: Quality Technician I

Department: Production

Reports To: Production & Quality Engineering Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

SUMMARY: Provides Quality engineering support for ongoing and new operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform incoming inspection and/or 1st article inspection on components and assemblies according to written procedures and specification control drawings.
  • Inspect and test Contract Manufacturer returns.
  • Complete and maintain accurate inspection documentation.
  • Collect and monitor quality defect tracking.
  • Collect and presents data using various mediums (i.e., Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)
  • Participate in MRB efforts Ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic circuits to component level using simple diagnostic equipment.
  • Soldering of circuit boards, including extremely small, fine pitch surface mount components.
  • May work with Contract Manufacturers on Quality and corrective action issues.
  • Participate as a team member for quality systems projects.
  • Maintain Production test fixtures through regular preventative maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Is open to alternative solutions to problems and suggestions for improving processes, products, and systems.
  • Update Quality Log as required.
  • Provides stellar customer service by maintaining professional working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance in accordance with scheduled work hours.
  • Works under immediate supervision. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.


This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requires an Associate’s degree in Quality Technology or Electronic Engineering Technology, and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area, or combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and

procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Regularly required to sit or stand and move about the facility. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is typical of an open cubical environment.

Vernier Software & Technology is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Location: Beaverton, OR
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