Quality Manager @ Mission Microwave - Cypress, CA

Quality Manager

Mission MicrowaveCypress, CA
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Company Website: https://missionmicrowave.com/
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Our Mission:

Mission Microwave Technologies was founded in early 2014 to provide state-of-the-art solid-state transmit infrastructure to the satellite communication industry. Our customers provide satellite links to a host of spaces, both commercial and military. Since the end of 2020, Mission Microwave’s product profile has grown to provide many unique offerings!

We inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence. Mission Microwave Technologies is dedicated to a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company.

As a full-time employee, you will enjoy a competitive salary, the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals, and a robust benefits package including medical, dental, vision plans, life and AD&D, paid time off, and 401(k).


The Quality Assurance (QA) Manager is responsible for ensuring the highest quality RF electronic products are produced and that all internal and external requirements are met prior to shipping products to our customers. The QA Manager must have experience dealing with ISO, AS, IPC and MIL-STD requirements. Ability to lead a team in executing the quality standards and processes for the company. Support the procedures in use to ensure quality, reliability, repeatability and efficiency of all products in production. Will be responsible for ensuring that all incoming, in-work and final inspections are in compliance with the appropriate quality standards. Perform defect analysis and corrective action documentation and implementation. Able to prep and perform AS9100/ISO9001 internal audits. Ongoing efforts to continually improve quality in the manufacturing area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and motivate the Quality staff as well as other staff members to produce the highest quality products
  • Ensure manufacturing compliance to quality standards and Mission policies/procedures
  • Compliance to customer requirements, skilled at customer interactions and reporting
  • Responsible for supplier evaluations, interactions and audits
  • Maintain records of quality reports, statistical reviews, and relevant documentation
  • Provide detailed in-process inspections and establish processes to verify conformance to design requirements
  • Oversight of corrective actions and prevent non-conformances
  • Drive continuous improvement; assist Engineering in root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Communicate and help resolve quality issues in a timely manner
  • Observe technical operations and offer guidance/recommendations as they relate to quality
  • Provide quality training and guidance to Mission leadership and departments as needed


  • Minimum of 7 years of QA experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of IPC 610, MIL-STD-883, MIL-STD-750, MIL-STD-1580
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001, AS9100 and AS9102 regulations
  • Knowledge and understanding of ESD procedures
  • Creating, reviewing and processing; NCMRs, CARs, SCARs, PARs, etc.
  • Knowledge of various materials and processes; metals, ceramics, electronics, plastics, semiconductors, etc.
  • Knowledge in the use of epoxies and bonding materials
  • Able to read and understand engineering, process, assembly and traveler documentation
  • Comfortable with working and communicating with various engineers and managers
  • Experience with training and certification
  • Knowledge of airborne, avionics, RF, analog and digital products
  • Work well in a fast paced environment
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate and lead a team
  • Sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Ability to work with discretion and confidentiality

Education, Experience and/or Certifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Technical or college diploma a plus
  • Quality certifications a plus
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office software and Windows

Language and/or Communication Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply simple mathematics (calculus, statistics, and probability theory)

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to apply logic and the scientific method to a wide variety of intellectual and practical problems, and comprehend basic formulae, graphs, etc.

Physical Demands, Working and Environmental Conditions:

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. 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; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, 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, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This role requires to be on-site during assigned hours 100% of time; less PTO, FML/STD/LTD.

Mission Microwave Technologies considers a variety of factors to determine individual base salary offers to candidates, including:

  • Role and related responsibilities
  • Prior work experience
  • Education, training, skills and certifications
  • Internal equity with other Mission employees in similar roles
  • Geographic location and market data

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cypress, CA 90630: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • quality assurance or quality engineering: 1 year (Required)
  • supervisory or management: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person