JM TEST SYSTEMS, INC.
CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN- LAB
Job Analysis and Description
I. JOB SUMMARY
of measurement science, mathematics, physics and electronics to calibrate
inspection, measurement and test equipment in the electrical, dimensional,
physical, mechanical and/or optical disciplines to ensure measurement accuracy.
and certify test instruments and related equipment utilizing appropriate
measurement procedures and performing corrective actions to address identified
measurement problems. Adapt equipment, standards and procedures to accomplish
unique measurements. Maintain calibration standards.
II. JOB RELATIONSHIPS
Immediate Supervisors: Onsite Managers and/or In-house Lab Manager
and Assistant Manager/Technical Manager and/or Lead Technicians
Workers Supervised: None
Interrelationships: Initial training will begin in-house in the
Metrology Lab where the technician will work closely with the Lab Manager,
Assistant Managers and Lead Technicians assigned to specific “Codes” to receive
the proper training and development in order to perform the functions required
of an In-house and/or Onsite Technician.
in-house lab experience has been achieved, the (onsite) technician will then
work closely with (Onsite) Managers and Administrative staff for direction and
instructions pertaining to job details and schedule.
The calibration technician
will also work closely with the Technical Manager and Lead Technician for
further OJT training and assistance in providing exceptional customer service
whether out in the field or working from an in-house site.
Must have a High School diploma or GED.
degree, technical trade school or military training in measurement science,
calibration or related field.
Training and Experience:
Experience in the metrology field with
demonstrated knowledge and skills in at least one of the following: electronic
equipment calibration or physical, dimensional, mechanical equipment
Knowledge of measurement science,
calibration principles, related math, physics and electronics principles.
Knowledge of laboratory measurement
standards used to calibrate test instruments (TI).
Skill to correctly use and operate TI and
standards used in electrical, dimensional, physical, mechanical and/or optical
Knowledge to perform general math, algebra
and statistical equations.
Skill to use basic computer applications
and various software applications.
Ability to read, correctly interpret and
apply calibration procedures.
Ability to establish priorities, work
independently and proceed with work objectives with limited supervision.
Excellent communication and interpersonal
Ability to represent JM Test Systems in a
professional manner while providing Excellent Customer Service.
IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ABILITIES
AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Works primarily in a laboratory, manufacturing,
plant-type settings, etc. within JM’s locations and at Customer Sites.
Ability to sit or stand at a desk or test
bench for extended periods (up to 2 hours typical).
Ability to perform lifting of various
items unassisted (up to 50 pounds).
Ability to perform housekeeping,
maintenance and organization of Onsite Trailer or in-house sites.
Ability to work in confined work areas
with a group of others.
Ability to work indoors/outdoors with
varying temperatures and conditions
Ability to sit, stand, bend, walk, and
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL TASK/DUTIES
A. Calibration services
1. Receives job assignments
daily, verifying code assignment and determining job details and priorities for
2. Assesses test instrument
(TI) condition and diagnose or otherwise identify service requirement for TI.
3. Cleans TI in accordance
with instrument code, specifications, instrument sensitivity and researching
information on TI as needed.
4. Researches and develops
new TI calibration procedures and methods in accordance with detailed
specifications, blueprints, drawings and other technical requirements, writing
procedures and creating data sheets (making a template for data sheets) as necessary.
5. Takes measurements and
makes adjustments, repairs to unique TI requirements and calibrates in order to
ensure compliance with published specifications in the applicable measurement disciplines
(electrical, dimensional, physical, mechanical, or optical).
6. Collects, compiles,
summarizes and records data gathered during calibration, assuring that complete
and accurate information is available for all record keeping requirements.
7. Analyzes measurement
data to identify abnormalities, trends and/or to predict future values, identifying
out-of-tolerance conditions and performing corrective actions via adjustments,
component replacement, correction factors, etc.
Identify and correct measurement errors, as applicable.
8. Certifies TI by
verifying that the TI operates in accordance with performance standards,
maintaining primary, intrinsic, secondary and/or other working standards as
9. Documents all
measurements and certifications by recording relevant data and preparing calibration
reports and certificates for return to customer along with the TI.
10. Completes all
documentation associated with service in a timely and accurate manner.
B. Process innovation and
Recommends standards for use in calibration
applications, informing lab manager and documenting recommendations as needed.
Adapts existing calibration equipment, standards and
techniques to accomplish unique measurement tasks for which they are not
Trains less experienced technicians in calibration
concepts and procedures.
Seeks and/or requests training to improve skills and
Works with and/or assist the other Team Members.
Represents JM Test Systems in a professional manner
while providing Excellent Customer Service.
C. Housekeeping and other duties
1. Cleans, organizes and maintains work area.
2. Requests and/or orders supplies as needed
in accordance with Company procedures.
3. Cleans, organizes and prepares staging
areas for setting up new calibration assignments/jobs.
4. Transports supplies and equipment as
needed to designated locations in a timely and safe manner and in accordance
with Company processes.
5. Performs others duties as requested or