Job Title:  Quality Technician


Huntsville, AL, US, 35803

Business Unit:  Abaco Business Unit
Posting Date:  Sep 19, 2023
Job Description: 

Abaco Systems is a global leader in commercial open architecture computing and rugged embedded electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in aerospace & defense, industrial, energy, medical, communications and other critical sectors, Abaco’s innovative solutions align with open standards to accelerate customer success.

Abaco Systems is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with 2021 sales of more than $5.5 billion.


Position Summary: The Quality Technician is responsible for customer, supplier, and internal quality initiatives which include product inspections to IPC 610 standard, ISO 9102 FAI, Source Inspection, and customer audits/surveys.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for improvement of key process metrics
  • Certified in IPC 610 class 3 workmanship standards
  • Apply, interpret, and explain identified IPC defects for defect reporting
  • AS9102 FAI preparation and presentation
  • Work as a change agent combined with the ability to work at various levels and cross functionally in the organization
  • Interpret and understand IPC Workmanship standards
  • Lead improvement activities involving Lean principles and tools
  • Meet as necessary with customers to resolve issues and problems


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum High School diploma
  • Minimum 5 years’ previous experience and demonstrated proficiency as IPC inspector of circuit card assemblies
  • Experience with Source Inspection preparation and presentation
  • Internal auditing experience



  • Must be able to read and understand assembly drawings for the purpose of inspections
  • Highly effective communicator with all organizational levels
  • Demonstrate computer competency, including Email, Excel, and Power Point
  • Quality conscious and detail oriented
  • Proven leadership capability
  • AS9100 or ISO9001 QMS experience
  • Ability to stand, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, stretch, and reach with hands
  • Ability to perform fine motor-skills in the placement & handling of small components
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Six Sigma Green Blet/Lean experience desired
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • ESD Program Knowledge


Abaco is a Department of Defense (DoD) supplier and as such employees may work with or be exposed to controlled information that may only be seen or handled by US citizens or qualified permanent residents. 



Salary Minimum:  Market
Salary Maximum:  Market
Incentive:  No

Disclaimer: Where a specific pay range is noted, it is a good faith estimate at the time of this posting.  The actual salary offered will be based on experience, skills, qualifications, market / business considerations, and geographic location.

AMETEK is committed to making a safer, sustainable, and more productive world a reality. We use differentiated technology solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We employ 18,500 colleagues, in 30 countries, that are grounded by our core values: Ethics and Integrity, Respect for the Individual, Diversity and Inclusion, Teamwork, and Social Responsibility. AMETEK is a leading global provider of industrial technology solutions serving a diverse set of attractive niche markets with annual sales of over $6.0 billion. Traded publicly (NYSE:AME), we are a component of the S&P 500. Visit for more information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 1 (866) 263-8359.

Nearest Major Market: Huntsville