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Title of the position



Quality Assurance Manager (or Engineer…)

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Production Manager

Watsonville, CA


GENERAL PURPOSE of the position:


Spectra-Mat is a manufacturer of refractory metal thermal management materials and dispenser cathodes used in a multitude of devices including klystrons, TWTs, X-ray devices and flash lamps.   Our company, located in two buildings in Watsonville, CA is growing !


Spectra-Mat is currently hiring for quality assurance manager.  This individual will plan, promote and ensure adherence to quality standards starting from the customer’s quality assurance provisions.  




  • Manage the Quality Control Group
  • Promote and ensure adherence to Quality standards
  • Review, create and/or update as necessary the Quality Management System (QMS), including review of policies, procedures and work instructions relating to cathode and thermal management manufacturing and overall QMS flow
  • Provide QA support when needed to the sales personnel.
  • Provide Quality training and maintain training records
  • Provide Quality reporting to local management team
  • Create, track and disposition quality controls – RMA’s, non-conformances, supplier deviations
  • Audit processes in accordance with QMS
  • Provide customers with quality documentation, as required by contract and peronal contact to the company
  • Develop appropriate statistical controls, where applicable in the company
  • Work closely with the engineering staff to insure quality throughout the process and product.
  • Maintain calibration system and records.
  • Develop and initiate visual and mechanical controls suitable for the products
  • Conduct supplier audits
  • Determine appropriate measurement equipment and training suitable for product lines.








BS in engineering or quality discipline preferred; experience may be substituted



·                     Quality Management Systems

·                     Quality control and Quality Assurance in a manufacturing (non-software) environment

·                     ERP/MRP (Visual Manufacturing preferred)

·                     QAP review and analysis

·                     Statistical analysis and presentation

·                     QMS development (documentation and auditing)






  • Fluent in English; Spanish a bonus.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general documents related to manufacturing processes.
  • Statistical analysis skills consistent with SPC / manufacturing control
  • Excellent written and verbal communication





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. 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 talk or hear.
  • frequently required to sit.
  • occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • View parts through a microscope with specific vision abilities. including close vision, color vision, and the 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 fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, family care status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

 We do e-verify and background check.