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Lab Technician

Summit Santa Ana currently has an open position for a Lab Technician (1st shift). Summit Interconnect is a manufacturer of advanced technology printed circuit boards with a specific focus on complex rigid and rigid-flex product with unique expertise in RF/Microwave applications. The Lab Technician’s responsibility is to provide support to Quality and the Process Departments through analyses, process monitoring, preparing and evaluating microsections.

Santa Ana, CA
Full-Time, Regular
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the printed circuit board industry and must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


  • Perform chemical analyses.
  • Calculate chemical make-ups.
  • Make chemical additions or notify wet process operators of required adds.
  • Data entry into the Lab SPC software program (True-Chem).
  • Utilize the Atomic Absorption for analyses.
  • Utilize the CMI for surface finish thickness verification.
  • Proper setup, use, cleaning, and shutdown of lab equipment.
  • Updating and maintaining laboratory files and logs.
  • Communication with appropriate personnel for product disposition.
  • Provide chemical and performance data for process troubleshooting.
  • Prioritize lab workload accordingly.
  • SPC chart generation and incorporation of SPC Tools.
  • Manual preparation of in-process and final cross sections.
  • Automatic grinding machine preparation of cross sections.
  • Perform thermal stress and solder ability tests on Micro section coupons.
  • Maintaining traceability of cross section to product lot and panel source.
  • Proper setup, use, cleaning, and shutdown of Micro section equipment.
  • Evaluation of cross sections to the IPC/customer requirements for in-process quality.
  • Evaluation of cross sections to the IPC/customer requirements for final quality.
  • Report generation of Micro section analysis.
  • Maintenance of archived Micro section reports-hard copies and electronic copies.
  • Maintenance of archived Micro sections. Requires standing and placing boxes in storage areas.
  • Control of lot status, including segregation of passed, failed, and inspected product.
  • Maintaining and updating Micro section Log.
  • Communication with appropriate personnel for product disposition.
  • Micro section inventory control.
  • Prioritize Micro section workload accordingly.
  • Failure analysis of product as needed.
Summit is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.