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Miscellaneous => Jobs Forum => Topic started by: Your Next Career on 04-21-2006 -- 19:59:53

Title: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: Your Next Career on 04-21-2006 -- 19:59:53
TRS-RenTelco is one of the largest test equipment rental and leasing companies in North America. TRS-RenTelco is a division of McGrath RentCorp and trades under the NASDAQ symbol MGRC.  We specialize in renting general purpose, communication, and fiber optic test equipment.  We provide our customers what they want, when they need it.  TRS-RenTelco provides the technical and financial solutions customers need to meet the challenges of today's fast-paced business.  TRS-RenTelco has been in business for over 25 years and we are a financially stable company that can provide you the environment and tools for a successful opportunity.  We are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, strategically near DFW airport.

Responsibilities:
   Complete calibration, functional test, configuration, troubleshooting and/or repair including to the component level of electronic test equipment.
   Follow IAW provided procedures, company standards and/or customer requirements for inbound or returned equipment and outbound equipment orders.
   Document action taken in the software driven inventory management system.
   Ensure calibrations performed are traceable to the National Bureau of Standards or other nationally recognized measurement systems.
   Perform stand-alone and network installations/de-installations per internal and external customer requirements, in-house and periodically on customer sites.
   Assist with customer trouble calls.
   Clean and accessorize equipment and maintain a clean and orderly lab area, assisting with parts room as needed.
   Work on assigned projects with minimal supervision making decisions within established guidelines and policies.

Specifications:
   High School diploma and Associate of Applied Science or equivalent experience in an electronics calibration laboratory
   Knowledge in the theory of operation, application and maintenance of electronic products
   Knowledgeable in basic computer skills needed to maintain equipment history databases, as well as controlling computer operated test equipment
   Strong customer focus, teamwork, organizational and communication skills
   May be required to be on call
   May require a small amount of overnight travel in support of company business

Work Conditions:
   General warehouse, operations and laboratory environment
   Lifting up to 45 pounds may be required
   Long periods of standing

Please send your resume to resumes@trs-rentelco.com or fax 972-456-4060 EOE F/M/V/D
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: Phys_dim on 04-23-2006 -- 15:58:24
Where's this!?

"Ensure calibrations performed are traceable to the National Bureau of Standards or other nationally recognized measurement systems"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...looks like someone needs to do a little updating to the 21st century!

Sorry....I couldn't help myself...after years of getting critiqued....I should point out someone else's error...  and the fun now begins!
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: OlDave on 04-23-2006 -- 18:14:47
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Where's this!?
looks like DFW to me.
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We are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, strategically near DFW airport.
A better question might be...How much????
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"Ensure calibrations performed are traceable to the National Bureau of Standards  or other nationally recognized measurement systems"
Yep, a little dated. But I also can't even begin to count how many references I continue to see requiring conformance to MIL-STD-45662. Which I think was canceled in favor of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 sometime back in the mid '90s.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: Phys_dim on 04-23-2006 -- 18:35:20
I did post $$$$...does that mean you want to come to sunny...no wait, rainy...no wait...snowy...ah hell...you wanna work with us up here in the land of ever changing weather.... Nerk, Ahia!?
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: OlDave on 04-23-2006 -- 19:59:24
You did post a pay range for the job in Newark, Phys_dim. I'm sure we all appreciate you putting that information in there too.

I'm also pretty sure there are still too many people left at Newark that would rather I stay out of Ohio, or at least out of the AFMETCAL program. So no, I wouldn't even be interested in a K6 procedures job.

I was aiming my barb at "Your Next Career". If it's more than $15 it would surprise me.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: flew-da-coup on 04-24-2006 -- 12:05:49
NBS? :? I think this was a posting that has been lost in cyber space for atleast 16 to 20 years and finally made it's way to PMEL Forum. It's now called NIST and has been for over a decade and a half. It makes me leary when I see such a mistake. Please tell me this is just a laps in memory for the poster. Either he is real old or he has no clue. Also no one wants MIL-STD's anymore. It's either Z540 or A2LA. The year is 2006.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: Kathleen on 04-24-2006 -- 22:21:50
Thanks for the barbs, jabs and other fun!   :-)   I guess us poor low life recruiters don't get any slack!  You are right, I am not a Calibration Technician or otherwise.  I just post what the hiring manager tells me to post.  The pay range for this position could be anywhere from $42,000 to $50,000 annually, depending on the person's years of experience and type of equipment they have calibrated and repaired.  We are located in Dallas Texas and if you are seriously interested, please contact me.  Thanks!  Kathleen Knight, Recruiter 972-456-4141
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: MIRCS on 04-24-2006 -- 23:05:57
Good GOD!!!!!!!!

I as many here would have carpal Tunnel if we listed the type of equipment we have calibrated or repaired
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: OlDave on 04-25-2006 -- 00:02:04
Thanks for listing your pay range Kathleen. That's better than I imagined you were offering. While I don't plan on taking a pay cut myself, you in actuality are probably offering a fair wage for the position you advertised.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: flew-da-coup on 04-25-2006 -- 10:41:04
I have worked from one end of the lab to the other. I agree that most of us would have a serious problem listing everything we've worked on. That is the average pay for someone who has about 5-6 years in the field. It would cost you 68K to 75K a year to get most of us on the forum and even then that would be pushing it. Sorry, I'm not taking a pay cut.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: Phys_dim on 04-25-2006 -- 11:22:01
Hey oldave...why are you being an ass!?  my next career...$15 an hour?!?!  what the hell are you talking about?!!?

Dave, if you want to insult someone...make sure you know there qualifications first... 'cause with an attitude like that...you only burn bridges!

peace bro...
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: OlDave on 04-25-2006 -- 11:44:47
Phys_dim

Absolutely NONE of that was aimed at YOUR posting. If you go back and read ALL the messages you will see I said
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I was aiming my barb at "Your Next Career. If it's more than $15 it would surprise me.
  They  signed in as a guest advertising a job with RenTelco.
You however clearly specified you were in the $25-30 region. and in the very same message that I barbed "You Next Carreer" I said
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You did post a pay range for the job in Newark, Phys_dim. I'm sure we all appreciate you putting that information in there too.
So I don't think I was being an ass or insulting to you Phys_d. If anything maybe you need to go back and follow the thread a little closer to see exactly what it was I was talking about.

Now, after you get your second cup of Newark mud in ya maybe you can calm down and rethink your post to me.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: flew-da-coup on 04-25-2006 -- 12:09:39
Phys D.- micrometers, calipers, gauge blocks, height gauges, Lab Master, depth micrometers, pressure gauges, PRTs, RTD, Glass Thermometers, Thermocouples, Thermo-humidigraphs, Hygrometers, Hydrometers, anemometers, torque wrenches, torque transducers, mass sets, dead weight testers ( cross float ), ring gauges, air data test sets, flow meters, surface plates, optical flats, gas analyzers, force gauges, etc. etc.. etc...

Electronics- signal/function generators ( 3325a-b, 3326a, 8662, 8663 etc ), microwave sweepers & generators ( 8340a-b, 83630, 83640, 83650, etc ) counters, wave form generators, 0-scopes, attenuators, network analyzers, logic analyzers, power supplies, calibrators ( 5500a, 5520a, 5700a, 5720a, etc..), standard resistors, capacitors, inductance stds, LCR meters, watt meters, power meters, power sensors, terminations, multimeters ( 3458, 1281, 77, 34401a, etc...), phase meters, SSB Phase noise ( 3048, E5501 ), measuring receivers ( 8902A ), distortion analyzers ( 333a, 334a, 8903b ), down converters, couplers, splitters, dividers, fiber optic analyzers, ETC... ETC...

These are a few things I have calibrated and repaired. Now, what I have used as standards is another thing

Your right, I'm tired of typing.

It's easier to ask what areas and how long have you worked in those areas. You know K6, K3/K4, K8 for example. Besides most of us can't even remember everything we have worked on.
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: docbyers on 04-25-2006 -- 12:25:46
I think some of us could attach a copy of a K-100 to a resume`, and tell 'em we've done almost everything in the book at one time or another, and besides, if we can calibrate one DMM, we can probably do all of them...  That same theory also applies to a lot of K6 equipment, signal generators, o'scopes, counters, spec analyzers, etc., etc...  I have to believe that as a calibration tech, I was trained as much on the methodology as the specific piece of equipment, so, if I can calibrate an H/P 3455A, I can probably do any DMM made.  Specific tweaks to fix a 10VDC range, for example, are unit specific, of course, but the methods are pretty much the same...  It's the body shop analogy- if I can paint a VW, I can probably paint a Chevy...
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: flew-da-coup on 04-25-2006 -- 17:28:17
Good Idea Doc...
Title: Re: Calibration/Repair Technician
Post by: Thraxas on 04-29-2006 -- 14:13:41
These are a few things I have calibrated and repaired. Now, what I have used as standards is another thing

Your right, I'm tired of typing.

Typing my @$$. I know you keep a big @$$ list ready to pull out when it's time to prove your credentials. Anybody can cut and paste. :-D