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Abbott Calibration Technician I in Sylmar, California

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

This position works with test and measurement equipment performing single, multi-discipline electrical and physical dimensional calibrations on all Abbott measurement and process control equipment. Individuals schedule, pick up and deliver equipment to internal users and document actions on an equipment control data base. Individuals review documentation, checklists and manuals for accuracy and completeness.

Job Duties:

  • Perform multi-discipline calibrations and simple measurement systems

  • Travel may be required to other manufacturing sites to provide support

  • Select standards for system calibration procedures based on tolerance accuracy ratios, specifications and measurement uncertainty

  • Complete assigned projects

  • Attend training sessions

  • Use automated electronic calibration processes

  • Research calibration standards

  • Research simple repair situations and determine action steps

  • Use and order tools and specify and order parts with attention to safety precautions

  • Perform normal repairs and maintenance

  • Generate and review out-of-tolerance reports

  • Use calibration data base systems including: history tracking and recall and overdue reports

  • Use computer software specific to calibration

  • Document calibration tasks

  • Research and answer user technical measurement questions

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


May, on occasion, work with a variety of production equipment, small hand tools, test equipment, and precision measuring instruments. Also uses standard office equipment such as telephone, fax/copier, and a personal computer with standard office software.

Working Conditions:

Working environment varies from standard office/cubicle with air/sound/light control to general laboratory and production areas with varying physical conditions including “clean room” situations.


  • High School degree required.

  • 0 - 3 year’s calibration experience.

  • Previous experience in calibration and test methods on dimensional, electrical and physical equipment preferred.

  • Knowledge of basic technical math operations and concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions.

  • Good computer skills, including data analysis and report writing skills.

  • Ability to travel approximately 5%.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email