LEAD QUALITY TECHNICIAN - STAFF QUALITY TECHNICIAN - Calibration Technician
Southwest Research Institute

San Antonio, Texas

Posted in Science and Research


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Job Info


Who We Are:

The Institute Calibration Laboratory is a section of the Institute Quality Systems department. We are supporting Institute R&D divisions, service departments, and commercial clients. The mission of the Institute Calibration Laboratory is to provide quality calibration and repair services of measuring and test equipment.

Objectives of this Role:

  • The purpose of this role is to support SWRI measurement and test equipment (M&TE) for all Divisions and departments. This is accomplished through the calibration of pressure, vacuum, flow, dimensional, torque, mass, temperature, humidity, electrical and frequency MT&E.
  • The calibration of SWRI M&TE provides accurate, repeatable, and traceable testing results for SWRI Divisions.
  • The calibration of SWRI M&TE provides traceability and proper documentation for the various SWRI quality programs to be accredited to international quality standards, such as ISO 17025 and ISO 9001.
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
  • Calibrate and adjust M&TE in one or more of the following disciplines - pressure, vacuum, flow, dimensional, torque, mass, temperature, humidity, electrical and frequency measurements to ensure compliance with published specifications. Train ICL staff in metrology concepts.
  • Calibrate and perform preventative maintenance on laboratory working standards and equipment.
  • Provide leadership and training to lower-level technical staff. Create and modify measurement uncertainty and Calibration and Measurement Capability budgets.
  • Participate in inter-laboratory comparisons, round robins and proficiency testing in both internal and external audits.
  • Perform "in-place" calibrations at locations within the Institute campus.
  • Develop procedures to calibrate highly complex measuring and testing instruments.
  • Collect, compile, summarize, record, and analyze data gathered during calibration to identify out-of-tolerance conditions and perform corrective action.
  • Complete documentation to support laboratory accreditation and traceability as required.
  • Provide assistance regarding metrology issues to scientific and engineering staff. Assist in both internal and external audits.
  • Perform "in-place" calibrations at locations within the Institute campus.
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping and administration.
Requirements:
  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Course work in metrology, electronics, physics, mathematics, or engineering is preferred. Related military experience highly desired.
  • Knowledge of mechanics, physics, electronics, general metrology, calibration systems, applied math/statistics is required.
  • 15-20 years: Calibration of mechanical, dimensional, thermodynamics, electrical, or frequency test equipment.
  • 15-20 years: Maintenance of mechanical or electronic systems.
  • 15-20 years: Training/certificates in metrology/calibration by military, state, national or accreditation body programs.
  • 10-15 years: Training junior technicians in metrology concepts and techniques.
  • A valid/clear driver's license is required.

Special Requirements:

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas

Military Friendly: Your military experience may apply to this position

For benefits information at our San Antonio location, click here.
For benefits information at all other locations, click here.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disabled/Veteran
Committed to Diversity in the Workplace


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