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Please email Victoria at victoria.hovsepian@simco.com for more info!
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General Discussion / Uncertainty and Fluke equipment
« Last post by NC-Cals on 02-10-2021 -- 16:56:38 »
If you read Fluke's manuals about their specifications, they say that their operational specifications take into account drift, resolution, environment and calibration uncertainty. The only additional line item I put in the budget was UUT resolution. I believe I am about to get into a discussion with our auditor because I put the exact wording from Flukes manual in my budgets. I did not include calibration uncertainty because Fluke has already done so. Since Fluke calibrates my equipment, I feel the budget does not require the certificate's calibration uncertainty. They have accepted that in the past, but they say they won't accept it anymore. Has anyone else run into this argument with their accredation body?
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Jobs Forum / Re: Lead Phys D calibration tech, Austin, TX
« Last post by cpgrules on 02-08-2021 -- 15:36:02 »
still looking :)
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Please email Victoria at victoria.hovsepian@simco.com for more info or to apply.
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Job Title
Metrology Technician II/III Electrical
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Type
Full-Time
Location
700 Cal Lab - MSFC, AL 35806 US (Primary)
Job Description

This positions is in support of the METTS II contract at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on the Redstone Arsenal located in Huntsville, Alabama. This position is in direct support of the Metrology and Calibration Laboratory (MCL) which provides NASA/MSFC programs, projects, and infrastructure with advanced metrology and calibration support, assuring NASA maintains the most technically advanced and properly applied measurement concepts and processes.

 

Summary:

Independently determine and perform operations required to calibrate and certify electronic and physical/dimensional IM&TE, maintaining traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce, or by reference to fundamental constants of nature. These calibrations may include, but are not limited to, the following disciplines: electrical, dimensional, temperature, mass, force, and torque in both a field and laboratory environment.  Performs calibrations on and maintains laboratory standards. A Metrology Technician III may be tasked to fulfill the role as a Senior Technician with additional duties to monitor, analyze, and assist the Metrologists, and other technical personnel, with production, standards, and technical direction.

 

Major Duties:

    Assess and utilize calibration methods and techniques based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems, and accuracy and precision requirements, analyzes magnitude of error sources contributing to uncertainty of results and/or test accuracy ratios to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative terms.
    Recommend substitution of standards or measuring equipment if required, diagnose and repair malfunctions in complex IM&TE using theories of operation, block diagrams, schematics, logic trees, and software diagnostics to the component level.
    Provide training to other technicians on metrology principles, resolving technical problems, and complicated electronic theory.
    Inspects IM&TE for preventive maintenance, cleanliness, and safety requirements; analyzes and interprets results of measurements and calibrations using mathematical formulas and authenticate calibration certificates for measurements, calibrations, and calibration correction charts.
    Other duties include creating and/or revising calibration procedures, selecting suitable substitution of standard test and measurement equipment, and entering documentation into computer systems.
    Assists in development of new technical capabilities and measurement processes.
    This individual shall perform any and all duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager, within their scope of knowledge, in the performance of the contract.

 

 

Education/Experience:

    This position requires an Associate degree in Metrology or Electronics, or equivalent technical training (military or civilian) and 5-10 years minimum experience in metrology or a related field, or any equivalent combination of education/experience.

 

    Specific Discipline Experience Required. For our current needs, experience in the calibration disciplines of General Electronics,  and or Electrical Standards is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with direct experience, education, and discipline capability. Salary range for this posting is estimated to be $27 to $36 per hour.

 

    The Metrology and Calibration Laboratory (MCL) at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) provides NASA/MSFC programs, projects, and infrastructure with advanced metrology and calibration support, assuring NASA maintains the most technically advanced and properly applied measurement concepts and processes.

 

    The MSFC mission involves science and engineering measurements in many specialized and highly complex disciplines. In many of these supported measurements, the MCL retains the only capability in NASA, and in a few, the only capability in the nation. To meet these needs, our team must maintain technical excellence across a wide range of disciplines, be customer responsive, and willing to meet new challenges that arise daily.

 

Benefits:

    Continuing Education assistance.
    Professional development
    Healthcare benefit package
    401k with employer matching
    Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule.

Aerie Aerospace, LLC is EOE/Vets/Disabilities

Apply at: https://ercincorporated.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/2664
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Jobs Forum / PMEL Technician II - Columbus Air Force Base - MS
« Last post by WDavis on 01-21-2021 -- 00:58:20 »
As a subsidiary of Goldbelt, Inc., Goldbelt Falcon is an 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation providing scientific, engineering and technical services tailored to the defense, security, aerospace and environmental markets. Goldbelt Falcon is looking for a PMEL Technician II for our Columbus AFB, MS location.

Job Description:
Part-time position requires experience in metrology principles and calibration as applied to all measurement disciplines. Position requires extensive knowledge in either the Physical-Dimensional or Electronics section of the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) and basic knowledge in other lab sections.  This position primarily consists of calibration/repair of laboratory Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) standards and customer TMDE to include voltage, resistance, current, capacitance, inductance, frequency, power, attenuation, pressure, length, force, mass, temperature, flow and torque.  Will assist other calibration sections as workload permits.

Responsibilities Include:

Familiarity with metrology principles and techniques, calibration laboratory practices and compliance with applicable directives.
Repair, overhaul, align, calibrate, and certify laboratory working standards and customer TMDE using safe work practices/procedures.
Calibrate/Repair/Use TMDE such as DC and AC voltage standards, multi-function calibrators, resistance standards, AC/DC transfer measurement standards, DC and AC current TMDE, high accuracy digital multi-meters, power meters, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, torque, temperature, length, force and pressure TMDE.
Utilize TMDE to troubleshoot and repair systems and circuit boards to component level.
Operate under immediate supervision and receive technical guidance from supervisor or other technicians as needed.
Provide technical guidance to other technicians as needed.
Ability to read, interpret, and analyze block, schematic, wiring diagrams, and technical publications.
Exercise independent judgment in tasks such as circuit analysis, waveform analysis and signal flow.
Perform additional duties as directed by supervisor.
Required Skills/Experience:
Minimum of four (4) years of verifiable recent experience in metrology laboratory performing calibration and repair of TMDE.
High School diploma or equivalent.
Outstanding/Excellent mathematical skills.
Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.
Applications must have normal color vision, pass drug screenings, and be U.S citizen able to acquire and retain a security clearance.
Must have a valid and current driver’s license.
Applicants must have the ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
All applicants must pass a drug test
All applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Desired Skills/Experience:

Experience in a USAF PMEL.
Knowledge of the USAF PMEL Automated Management System, the USAF Metrology and Calibration Program, and the USAF Quality System and Quality Program.
Computer skills to include use of Microsoft Office (Excel, WORD, Outlook)

Apply at:  https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=GOLD&cws=37&rid=10130
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Jobs Forum / Lead Phys D calibration tech, Austin, TX
« Last post by cpgrules on 01-14-2021 -- 02:03:54 »
Tescom has an immediate opening for a Lead PMEL/Calibration Technician at our Austin Texas calibration laboratory. We have been experiencing business growth, and have immediate need for a Lead PMEL/TMDE/Calibration Technician

We are seeking an experienced Physical Dimensional lead calibration technician, with diverse commercial calibration experience, including Electronic calibration skills. Our well-equipped calibration lab covers many disciplines. This includes common test equipment, plus many others. Physical/Dimensional lab covers common gages and instruments, such as: Pressure, Torque, Calipers, Micrometers, Air flow, Pin/thread/plug Gages, Relative Humidity, pH, and others.

We service a wide variety of central Texas customers across many industries, which requires a broad cross section of skills (physical/Dimensional). Position requires a combination of in lab work, and local travel to perform on-site calibrations customer locations.

Ideal candidate should have completed military calibration (PME/TMDE) training or equivalent, and have a minimum of 10+ years calibration experience and can calculate uncertainty measurements. Experience in a quality focused commercial laboratory and customer on-site background are both a plus. Candidate should have experience processing calibration documentation, and using calibration automation software. Desirable added skills include working in ISO17025 Accredited lab and use of MS Excel/MS Word. Candidate should have good analytical skills, good understanding of electronic theory, and the ability perform basic calculations (such as Ohm’s Law).

Pay is competitive based on level of experience and negotiable, with good benefits.

Austin is a great place to live and one of the fastest growing metro areas because of that.
This is an active opening that we seek to fill with the right candidate. If interested, send your resume to RESUME@TESCOMUSA.COM . Or send questions to that email address, or you may PM me through this website.
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General Discussion / Navsea 04-4734B
« Last post by DAVETEE on 01-11-2021 -- 22:58:42 »
Hello everyone,

Could someone with knowledge Navsea 04-4734B, explain what this document is?  Would this be the Navy's equivalent to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories?

Anything you could share would be greatly appreciated.

Also where/how could I obtain a copy?

Thank you
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Thunder Scientific Corporation is seeking a highly motivated, trained and experienced Calibration Technician for our calibration laboratory located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Thunder Scientific is recognized as the world’s leading manufacturer of NIST-proven, two-pressure humidity calibration systems.  We are an ISO 17025 and ANSI Z540 accredited company, specializing in humidity/low humidity, temperature, and pressure calibrations.  You will have the opportunity to work in a first-class calibration laboratory environment for a quality-focused company that encourages employee empowerment and stresses customer satisfaction.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

To perform inspection, calibration and certification  of Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) to comply with technical specifications, engineering drawings, and manufacture’s tolerance with accuracies traceable to (SI) through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Additional duties within the typical scope of daily laboratory operations include environmental monitoring, uncertainty calculations, new procedure development, compliance with quality system requirements, troubleshooting and repairs, on-site calibrations at customer locations and participation in ongoing projects to improve and expand laboratory capabilities and infrastructure.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

1.   Graduate of a Department of Defense Metrology and Calibration formal training course or equivalent civilian formal training in the field of metrology preferred.

2.   Minimum four (4) years of experience as a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) technician or equivalent civilian work environment.  Experience shall include inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, aligning, calibrating and certifying TMDE and laboratory working standards using safe working practices and utilizing the required documents/procedures.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

1.   Thorough understanding in the care and use of TMDE

2.   Working knowledge of the calibration and maintenance of physical, dimensional, mechanical and flow TMDE and calibration laboratory measurement standards

3.   Sound comprehension of electrical, electronics, electromechanical, mechanical, physics, flow and thermal principles; mathematics and number systems

4.   Knowledge of electrical theory, electronics and/or physics, and operating principles of TMDE

5.   Knowledge required to read, interpret/analyze block, schematic and wiring diagrams, blueprints and technical publications

6.   Proficiency in troubleshooting techniques, calibration traceability, metrology techniques and safe laboratory practices

7.   Strong familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI/NCSL Z540 publications preferred

8.   Strong computer skills, including MS Office (Word and Excel) and quality management systems databases

9.   Must have strong customer service skills (verbal and written) and be able to work independently

10.   Prior experience as a Calibration Laboratory Manager and/or Quality Manager is advantageous, but not required

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
 
1.   Thunder Scientific Corp. offers industry-competitive salary based on experience

2.   Thunder Scientific Corp. offers competitive benefits including health & life insurance, dental insurance, vacation/sick leave time, tuition assistance, and 401K


Interested applicants send resume and compensation requirements to: 

Jarred Crouse at: jcrouse@thunderscientific.com


* Thunder Scientific Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Jobs Forum / PMEL Technician, Vandenberg AFB CA
« Last post by jleary on 12-17-2020 -- 22:14:59 »
For details on this position and information on how to apply send inquires to PMEL@aprointl.com
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