Abbott Calibration Technician II 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, dimensional and physical 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 develop and write simple calibration procedures based on component specifications using spreadsheet, flow chart and word processing software and programming software. Individuals perform system troubleshooting on all equipment types to the board level, review documentation, checklists and manuals for accuracy and completeness. Individuals perform data analysis, measurement studies and calibration certificate analysis.
Perform multi-discipline calibrations and simple measurement systems
Generate equipment specification documents for calibration standards
Automate single discipline calibration functions
Plan training or calibration trips to off-site facilities
Travel by air to remote manufacturing sites to provide training and support
Design calibration fixtures
Select standards for system calibration procedures based on tolerance accuracy ratios, specifications and measurement uncertainty
Complete assigned projects
Attend training sessions and perform presentations after training
Use automated electronic calibration processes
Research calibration standards
Submit change orders
Research simple repair situations and determine action steps
Perform analysis for repair prevention
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
Provide formal training to equipment users and other calibration technicians
Research and answer user technical measurement questions
Perform data analysis and report on equipment measurement studies
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 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.
2 year technical degree required or equivalent military training.
2 - 5 year’s calibration experience.
Previous experience in calibration and test methods on dimensional, electrical and physical equipment.
ASQ CCT certification a plus.
PMEL Experience is preferred
Knowledge of basic math operations, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.
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 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.
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