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Jobs Forum / PMEL - WG-3378-12 - USATA Kaiserslautern, Germany
« Last post by AFWeldon on 02-27-2020 -- 12:52:42 »

WG-3378-12 Precision Measurement Equipment Calibrator, closes 6 Mar 2020

3 Vacancies

Moving expenses paid
Housing Allowances
Full Time - $27.87 to $32.51 per hour

Great place to work and live!
I can answer any questions you have about working here. Don't hesitate to ask.

There will be a second selection made from this list as well. Hope to see you on there!!

If you're like me and got out of the military before getting your pension, you can buy back those years to count towards your retirement. FERS retirement is nothing to sneeze at.
I bought back nearly 12 years!
Those years automatically count towards your time in service as well. Which can bump up how many hours of annual leave you earn per pay period.

If interested go to www.usajobs.gov
Job announcement number: WTBW202264210208HD

Department: Department of the Army
Agency: U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies - White Sands Missile Range, NM
Salary: $25.52 to $29.78 per hour
Series and Grade: WG-3378-11
Open Period: 02/21/2020 to 03/02/2020
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time

Who May Apply: US Citizens

Remember to also provide all documentation requested, sometimes the process can be a little too selective before it gets through to the hiring official.
Always remember to check the boxes if you're a veteran
Jobs Forum / Metrology position in Raleigh, NC, 50% travel
« Last post by hstefan@pci-llc.com on 02-18-2020 -- 15:46:22 »
PCI has a need for a Metrologist in our Raleigh, NC 17025 laboratory.  The position involves local work in the lab as well as traveling to our other locations to perform work on an as needed basic, currently projected to be about 50% of the time.  Here is a link to the position to apply:
Location: Huntsville, Al, Marshal Space Flight Center (MSFC) , Redstone Arsenal

Independently determines and performs operations required to calibrate and certify physical/mechanical Measuring & Test Equipment (M&TE), maintaining traceability to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), or by reference to fundamental constants of nature. These calibrations may include, but are not limited to, the following disciplines: electrical, dimensional, thermodynamic, mass, force, pressure, and torque - in both a field and laboratory environment.

This open position is for a Technician primarily in the Force discipline in support of MSFC programs like Space Launch Systems (SLS). The MSFC Metrology and Calibration Laboratory operates several primary level force machines with capabilities up to 5 million pounds of force. The Force Discipline requires extensive physical effort, moving and adapting load cells up to several thousand pounds of mass. The technician will be required to pass a physical evaluation and achieve certifications including but not limited to Overhead Crane, Rigging, and Forklift.

Major Duties:

•   Utilize calibration methods and techniques based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems, in consideration of accuracy and precision requirements.
•   Identify magnitude of error sources contributing to uncertainty of results to determine reliability of measurement process in quantitative terms.
•   Diagnose and repair malfunctions in complex M&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 measurement theory.
•   Inspect measuring and test equipment for preventive maintenance, cleanliness, and safety requirements, analyze and interpret results of measurements and calibrations using mathematical formulas, and document results of measurements and calibrations on calibration certificates and calibration correction charts.
•   Other duties include creating calibration procedures, selecting suitable substitution of standard M&TE, and entering documentation into computer systems.
•   This individual shall perform any and all duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager, within their scope of knowledge, in the performance of the contract.


This position requires an Associate degree in Metrology or Electronics, or equivalent technical training (Military or Civilian) and 5-7 years minimum experience (II) or 7-10 years (III) in metrology or a related field, or any equivalent combination of education/experience.

For our current needs, experience in the disciplines of Force, Flow, Pressure, and other Physical or Mechanical disciplines. Salary will be commensurate with direct experience, education, and discipline capability. Salary range for this posting is estimated to be $26.00 to $35.00 per hour based on experience and skill levels.

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.

All interested persons please use the following link to apply:


K5/6 - Physical Dimensional / RTD Sensor
« Last post by briansalomon on 02-11-2020 -- 19:30:22 »
Looking for advice on RTDs.

I need a measurement solution for 100 Deg C to 400 Deg C using a 2" X 1/8" sensor or sensors.

I'm thinking a Fluke 1502A will work and once I know what the curve(s) are I can enter them and get acceptable measurements using class A RTDs.

I have had no luck so far finding a good sensor in this size.

Does anyone know of a good source for the sensor?
did you try newportaero ?

I found them listed there.
I have been doing some repairs to my 4708, in doing so I have designed and built an extender card set for the Datron 4XXX series calibrators.

It's a two card solution that covers all eight big cards. I have not yet worked out the cable extensions needed for the PA card cables for when the PA card is on the extender. I am going to look at possibly doing a breakout board for extending the cables and probing lines.

Photos of the extender card in action with the Digital/CPU card extended can be emailed on request. As you can see the extender card flips the Datron card 180 degrees to allow probing of the test points on the card. It also allows direct probing of component pads and leads using the component views in the manual. Each edge connector line has a probe hook for scope or meter probes, all 120 of them!

If you are interested in purchasing a set or have questions please drop me an email.

I am looking for the OP and Service manuals for the FEI FE-5440A or TD-1251/U. I tried the offices of responsibility and was informed that the equipment and manuals were non existent since it was too old.   :-(

I was hoping some one here could help, either to purchase or borrow.

Manuals are:
T.O. 49B3-36-1 OP
T.O. 49B3-36-2 Service

General Discussion / Re: ILCP artifact; how to disguise
« Last post by Squidley on 01-23-2020 -- 20:03:36 »
If the crew of your lab are not aware of the names of the participating labs, just check it in as a regular item, not mentioning ILCP status.
General Discussion / ILCP artifact; how to disguise
« Last post by ninjaginga on 01-21-2020 -- 15:14:34 »
Hi guys!
I’ve been tasked with the challenge of sending an artifact to the labs and not having them be aware it’s for an ILCP. Have you seen this done in your workspace and if so how did they do it. Just looking for some good tips. Thanks!
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