Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Execute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff. Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices. May perform preventive maintenance on equipment. May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $58,230.00
Average Time to Fill 40 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 1,288
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 6.17 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Written Communication
Resource Management
Oral Communication
Math Application
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test engineering project equipment
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Conduct performance testing
Inspect engineering equipment or systems
Conduct validation tests of equipment or processes
Compute product or materials test results
Perform quality assurance testing
Perform tests to assess compliance with standards
Evaluate equipment for compliance with standards
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards
Test materials to verify safety standards
Test products for functionality or quality
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory or hazard compliance concerns
Evaluate characteristics of engineering equipment or systems
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Perform engineering related safety inspection
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Analyze manufacturing or production test results
Test manufactured products
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance, or repair
Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet engineering specifications or standards
Inspect equipment to locate or identify electrical problems
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Inspect materials or equipment to determine need for repair or replacement
Inspect industrial, production, or manufacturing related work products to verify conformance with quality and standards
Perform production or manufacturing related safety inspection
Test historical authenticity of various materials
Inspect production equipment
Evaluate quality of materials or resources
Evaluate quality of products
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Analyze technical feasibility of energy saving measures
Diagnose computer problems

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install electrical fixtures or components
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Assemble equipment or components
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Adjust measuring or control devices
Adjust medical or medical laboratory equipment
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Adjust precision instruments or equipment
Disassemble electrical or electronic equipment for maintenance or repair
Connect electrical components or equipment
Install production equipment or systems
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install security equipment or systems
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Adjust agricultural equipment
Reassemble light mechanical equipment after repair
Set-up chemical laboratory equipment
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Fabricate electrical parts or fixtures
Reassemble electrical or electronic equipment after repair
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Fabricate devices or components
Collect samples of raw materials or finished products
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand

Thinking Creatively

Determine methods of how engineering operations are carried out
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Design power sources or equipment
Improve engineering related test devices or techniques
Design manufacturing processes or methods
Design electro-mechanical equipment or systems
Create electrical or electronic schematics
Design control systems
Design engineering related electronic or computer equipment, systems, or instrumentation
Design industrial or manufacturing machinery or equipment
Design electrical equipment or systems
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Design mechanical or production related tools, fixtures, or devices
Coordinate development of refining processes
Create physical models or prototypes
Develop new chemical processing techniques or formulas
Design materials for industrial or commercial applications
Design industrial processing systems
Develop computer, network, or database policies, procedures, or standards
Write business project or bid proposals
Design projects to reduce utility costs
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Develop software or computer applications
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Design data processing systems

Getting Information

Review engineering data or reports
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Research engineering designs or applications
Read manufacturing specifications for electronic products
Review engineering codes and specifications
Read detailed electronic design specifications
Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing work orders
Read computer or software documentation to solve technical problems
Review installation, maintenance, or repair codes and specifications
Review installation, maintenance, or repair work orders
Explain engineering drawings, specifications, or other technical information
Review medical equipment codes and specifications
Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements
Review information technology related codes and specifications
Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences
Determine factors affecting production processes
Collect engineering data
Investigate system, equipment, or product failures
Perform chemical or chemistry research
Research green technology designs or applications
Collect scientific or technical data
Collect statistical data
Research energy production, use, or conservation
Research industrial processes or operations
Collect information technology related data

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze engineering data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Evaluate product design
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform engineering research
Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret design or operational test results
Analyze technical engineering problems
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Evaluate technical data to determine effect on designs or plans
Analyze test data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze effectiveness of safety systems or procedures
Analyze design requirements of sustainable energy technologies
Analyze operational data to evaluate operations, processes, or products
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices
Perform cost benefit analysis
Analyze business problems

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