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Calibration Technician

Apply Job ID REF7342Z Date posted 08/11/2022 Address 14000 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN Job Type Full-time Job Status Non-Exempt

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By joining MTS, you’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies, along with the support of colleagues who are passionate about their work. You’ll discover a dynamic culture of continuous improvement that extends to our people, one that offers numerous ways to expand your knowledge and advance your career. And because we are a global company, your work may also include world travel.


Primary Objective: Perform calibrations on measurement and test equipment (M&TE) using appropriate reference standards in a wide array of measurement disciplines, including Physical (Mass, Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, Force, Torque, Vibration) Dimensional, and Electrical.

Major Areas of Accountability:

1.    Create and execute procedures and techniques for calibration of M&TE, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, and electronics.

  • Performs calibration of M&TE using approved calibration procedures, complying with calibration requirements. 
  • Authenticate calibration traceability of M&TE. 
  • Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating M&TE.
  • Understanding and consideration of measurement uncertainty components.
  • Manage time to maximize productivity, meet standard labor times and delivery requirements, maintaining high quality standards.
  • Develops and applies technical knowledge and experience in calibration operations and metrology.

2.    Utilize resources to troubleshoot and solve problems in calibration operations.

  • May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems.
  • Sound critical thinking skills.

3.    Quality Management System (QMS)

  • Understanding and application of QMS 
  • Maintain calibration records and process documentation.
  • Utilization of Metrology database (MET/TEAM).

4.    Provide technical or measurement support 

  • Adapt equipment, measurement standards, and procedures to accomplish unique measurements. 
  • Strong customer service focus and support regarding calibration and measurement.

5.    Continuous improvement 

  • Effectively communicates process improvement ideas.

  • Actively involved in continuous improvement projects.

6.    Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Effective email communication, structure, and etiquette.  
  • Practices 5S lean principles to facilitate orderly and efficient processes and to minimize safety hazards.
  • Keep Manager and team members informed of progress, problems and changes in processes and procedures.
  • Effective communication regarding personal development, scheduling, quality and morale.

7.    Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Calibration experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Preferred, Not required:

ASQ Certified Calibration Technician (CCT)
Maintains measurement uncertainty budgets and analysis.
Maintains Process Measurement Assurance Program (PMAP)

Advanced calibration skills with a larger scope of competence in 3-4 disciplines.
Troubleshooting and problem solving skills sufficient for most complex calibration or measurement problems.
Deals effectively with internal and external customers, including field service personnel.
Independently writes calibration procedures.
Strong organizational and time management skills.

85-95% time spent calibrating.
5-15% on infra-structure support and improvements, including training and QMS.

Enhanced  level.  Task mix is predominantly complex.  Requires extensive judgment in determining work methods & techniques.
May have shared responsibility with Manager, Manufacturing
Engineer, Metrologist or Engineer for small scale projects related to calibration and metrology.

Manage concurrent projects and responsibilities to achieve all requirements and meet all deadlines.

Performs mentoring training.

Works with minimal supervision & general instructions. 
Relies on experience & established procedures to achieve assigned tasks.
May perform limited Lead tasks as assigned.
Developing leadership skills.

Assignments generally completed independently. 
Shares responsibility with Metrologist Manufacturing Engineer, Manager for defining project objectives & methods.
Takes ownership of laboratory activities.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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