Quality Technician in Vista, CA at Watkins Wellness

Date Posted: 8/21/2019

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Job Description

Job Description

We are seeking a Quality Technician to join our Quality Assurance team!


Do you enjoy working with parts and data to enhance and improve top quality products?  The Quality Technician performs basic quality techniques to track, analyze, and report on materials, processes, and spa products to ensure that they meet the organization's quality standards.  This position is responsible for overseeing the calibration process, First Article process, and/or providing technical assistance to manufacturing as necessary.


  • Are you quality-minded?  You will select and test products specifications related to dimensions, performance, mechanical, electrical or chemical characteristics. You’ll also perform destructive and nondestructive tests on materials, parts, or products to measure performance, reliability, or other characteristics that help us ensure we are manufacturing top quality products.
  • Can you analyze data?  You will use statistical quality control tools to collect, analyze, and react to production process control data.  From this data, you’ll provide technical support via troubleshooting and work with engineers to identify trends using various analytical tools such as root cause analysis.  You’ll also be the initial point of contact for all manufacturing/quality related problems and will escalate to engineering as appropriate.
  • Can you draw conclusions?  You will record test data and apply statistical quality control techniques, offering recommendations regarding non-conforming conditions to the quality engineer team for quality improvements through changes in product or test methodology. You will also evaluate data and write reports to validate or indicate deviations from existing standards based on direction from engineering.
  • Are you knowledgeable in dimensional inspection?  A portion of this position will require First Article inspection or 100%-part layouts using precision measurement systems such as calipers, micrometers, and optical comparators.  You will also present the status and results of First Article inspections to the New Product Introduction team members and subsequently work closely with engineering to identify issues and help develop solutions.
  • Are you familiar with calibration?  You may be tasked with performing calibration duties such as recalling tools and scheduling onsite and offsite calibration with external service providers.  This will also entail maintaining information in the calibration database to ensure all required tools meet the organizations’ calibration requirements.  Additionally, you may be requested to perform hand tool calibration and maintenance as needed.
  • Can you interpret drawings?  You will need to read and interpret engineering drawings, diagrams, and specifications.  This will include relaying engineering requirements to production and inspection teams when needed.  You’ll also make recommendations to quality engineering for quality improvements regarding manufacturing troubleshooting activities.
  • Have you worked with manufacturing systems? You will primarily work within our Microsoft NAV Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool to process non-conforming material, lookup engineering drawings, and transact material movements.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Minimum 1 year of related experience and/or training related to this position is required.  The equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and Access; must be able to prepare reports, worksheets, charts, schedules, procedures, and other data as requested.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Experience working in an ERP system is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.


At Watkins Wellness®, people matter.  To help you, “Feel good. Live well™”, at work and at home, we provide a competitive package including: exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off, bonus, profit sharing, 401k, tuition reimbursement and much more.

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Watkins (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.