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Mid-Level and Senior Calibration Technician Openings at NSCA Technologies & Tra-Cal Lab

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Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Job Description:

Tra-Cal Lab, a growing company that has been in business for over 28 years is looking for good calibration and repair technicians.

Primary job of the calibration technician is to calibrate, repair, and maintain testing equipment used in a wide variety of industrial and military applications. This equipment includes AC/DC, RF Microwave, Impedance, Light wave, and physical dimensional.

Uses theories of operation, block diagrams, schematics, pictorial drawings, logic trees, and software diagnostics. Analyzes complex and usual maintenance problems. Traces circuits and isolate malfunctions in the testing equipment. Performs preventative maintenance, cleanliness and safety requirements. Performs equipment maintenance using hand tools, special tools, high reliability soldering techniques and technical data. Overhauls and modifies assemblies and subassemblies.

Ensures equipment operational accuracy by performing laboratory and on-site calibrations. Uses laboratory working standards, reference standards to certify equipment accuracy and can align/adjust testing equipment to listed technical specifications. Certifies equipment accuracy to technical data specifications. Prepares and uses calibration correction charts. Records data from equipment and testing ensuring the proper data is recorded in the lab database.

Assists in the management of databases for automated information management system. Records testing data and properly attaches data to equipment certifications or other documentation. Helps to evaluate and develop calibration and maintenance procedures, technical data verification, and operational test and evaluation of new equipment. Resolves logistical issues with the handling and shipment of equipment. Evaluates procedures for storing, inventorying, and inspecting property. Resolves production problems. Maintains equipment, tools, parts, and supplies. Analyzes and interprets trends. Recommends corrective actions. Provides technical and training assistance to lab manager.

Assists in the planning of workload, budgeting, support agreements, special reports, environmental concerns, and equipment traceability.

Handles, labels, and dispose of hazardous material according to local/state/federal regulations. Follows safety work practices according to state/federal regulations. Can communicate with customers verbally and in written communications in English. Follows Quality System Manual and ISO guidelines outlined in documentation. Experience level is < 5 years in lab environment. Needs basic and advanced electronics courses at college level or military equivalent.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Calibrate Industrial and Military Electronic T&ME to manufacturer's specifications
  • Calibrate to the standards of ISO/IEC 17025-2005 and ANSI-Z540
  • Repair of T&ME using theory of operation and block diagrams
  • Repair to the component level
  • Analyze complex and routine maintenance of T&ME
  • Trace circuits and troubleshoot T&ME
  • Input calibration data into Fluke Metcal record management database
  • Evaluate and develop calibration and maintenance procedures
  • Accurately record and verify testing data and results
  • Assist lab manager in planning, budgeting, training, scheduling shipment of equipment and support documentation
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Follow safe work place practices according to government regulations

Qualifications and Skills

Qualified candidates will meet the following requirements: *A minimum of 5 years technical and lab experience * Operation Certification using ISO/IEC 17025-2005 * Integral understanding of Test and Measurement Equipment (T&ME) * Completion of AA college degree in Electronic and/or Metrology or equivalent military training and certifications * Experience in the Frequency Spectrum (DC to 50 GHz), Optical and Physical Dimension preferred, but some training is available* Knowledge of computers * Working knowledge of T&ME-specific tools * Exceptional communication and language skills and customer interfacing experience * Goal-oriented * Self-motivation * Team player * Strong work ethic.


  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Healthcare contribution
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Program

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