Tool Repair Technician
JM Test Systems Mattoon, IL $14.00 - $16.00 per hour



Job Analysis and Description


I.          JOB SUMMARY

Apply knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, physics and electronics to calibrate, inspect, and repair equipment in the electrical, physical, and/or mechanical disciplines to ensure measurement accuracy. Repair, clean, calibrate and certify hydraulic/mechanical tools and related equipment utilizing appropriate testing procedures and performing corrective actions to address identified operational problems. Adapt equipment, standards, and procedures to accomplish unique measurements. Maintain calibration/ testing standards. 



Immediate Supervisors:  Lab Manager and Assistant Manager/Technical Manager and/or Lead Technicians

Workers Supervised:  None

Interrelationships:  Initial training will begin in-house in the ESL Lab where the technician will work closely with the Lab Manager, Assistant Managers, and Lead Technicians assigned to Tool Repair area to receive the proper training and development in order to perform the functions required of a Tool Repair Technician.


The Tool Repair technician will also work closely with the Technical Manager and Lead Technician for further OJT training, and assistance in providing exceptional customer service.


Education:  Must have a High School diploma or GED

Preferred: Associates degree, technical trade school or military training in Hydraulics, Automotive mechanics, small engine repair, and/or related field.


Training and Experience:

·         Experience in repair field with demonstrated knowledge and skills in at least one of the following: electronic equipment repair, hydraulic troubleshooting, and/or mechanical equipment calibration/repair.

·         Knowledge of hydraulics, calibration principles, related math, physics and electronics principles.

·         Knowledge of laboratory torque and force standards used to calibrate hydraulic/mechanical tools.

·         Skill to correctly use and operate hydraulic/mechanical tools and standards used in electrical, physical, and/or mechanical disciplines.

·         Knowledge to perform general math, statistical equations (force, pressure, area).

·         Skill to use basic computer applications and various software applications.

·         Ability to read, correctly interpret, and apply schematics and part breakdowns.

·         Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with work objectives with limited supervision.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Ability to represent JM Test Systems, in a professional manner while providing Excellent Customer Service.



1.            Works primarily in laboratory setting, within JM’s locations.

2.            Ability to sit or stand at a desk or repair bench for extended periods (up to 2 hours typical).

3.            Ability to perform lifting of various items unassisted (up to 50 lbs.)

4.            Ability to perform housekeeping, maintenance, and organization of work area.

5.            Ability to work in confined work areas with a group of others.

6.            Ability to perform in depth repairs on hydraulic/mechanical tools with small intricate parts.

7.            Ability to sit, stand, bend, walk, and climb stairs.




A.     Repair services


1.      Receives job assignments daily, verifying assignment and determining job details and priorities for daily assignments.


2.      Assesses hydraulic/mechanical tool condition and diagnoses or otherwise identifies service requirements.


3.        Cleans hydraulic/mechanical tools in accordance with manufacturer         specifications and instrument sensitivity, researching information as needed.


4.        Takes measurements and makes adjustments and repairs to unique hydraulic/mechanical tools to ensure compliance with manufacturer specifications.


5.        Collects, compiles, summarizes and records data gathered during testing, assuring that complete and accurate information is available for all record keeping requirements.


6.        Analyzes testing 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.  Identifies and corrects measurement errors, as applicable.


7.        Certifies hydraulic/mechanical tools by verifying that the equipment operates in accordance with performance standards, and meets manufacturer’s criteria.


8.        Documents all measurements and certifications by recording relevant data and preparing test reports and certificates for return to customer along with the hydraulic/mechanical equipment.


9.        Completes all documentation associated with service in a timely and accurate manner.     


B.     Process innovation and performance improvement

1.             Adapts existing calibration equipment, standards, and techniques to accomplish unique measurement tasks for which they are not principally used.

2.             Trains less experienced technicians in repair concepts and procedures.

3.             Seeks and/or requests training to improve skills and service performance.

4.             Works with and/or assists the other Team Members.

5.             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 and requested of assigned. 

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