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Calibration Technician

Massachusetts All, MA

Posted: 08/21/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -082018-22377
Description:
In addition to the responsibilities and requirements below we are searching for an individual that has the following strengths.
  • Some chemistry background and familiarity with periodic table of elements
  • Ability to navigate various operating systems on small electro-mechanical equipment
  • More than beginner level experience using Microsoft Excel.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work under general guidance to calibrate, validate, and test XRF instruments and associated equipment
  • Must be confident in the use of a computer to log, analyze and manipulate data through various Microsoft based programs
  • Responsible for processing of multiple instruments at one time; the candidate must be able to multi-task
  • Indicate errors on work instructions and suggest changes to written work instructions, processes, and procedures
  • Be able to use math and simple calculations to review measured values against certified values
  • Experience with proper material handling and sample prep is a major plus
  • Ability to learn and master new technical ideas and concepts
  • Must be able to spend majority of workday looking at a computer screen and 4-inch LCD s
  • Adhere to ISO9000 requirements; work instruction adherence, ESD, area cleanliness, maintenance and calibration
  • Adhere to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) requirements of the job function
  • Participate in daily team stand-up meetings; communicating daily challenges and/or ideas
  • Participate in improvement events (such as Kaizen, 5S, Practical Process Improvement)
  • Maintain a safe working environment and follow established 5S procedures
Skills:
  • Associates degree in a technical discipline preferred (Chemical or Elemental sciences)
  • Computer knowledge, math skills, and experience working with Microsoft Excel a must
  • Ability to utilize computers and all forms of e-communication at a high level is absolutely required
  • Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with co-workers
  • Ability to sit or stand at workbench for extended periods of time; bend, stoop, reach, turn as required
  • Familiarity with concepts of Lean Manufacturing a plus

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