Senior Calibration Technician

Abbott Laboratories
Published
November 22, 2020
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

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.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. 

Our location in Sylmar, CA currently has an opportunity for a Senior Calibration Technician.

Working under minimal supervision, performs relatively operational checks, preventative maintenance checks and accuracy verifications of measurement and test equipment used in production, and research and development (R&D).

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

  • Apply existing work methods to different situations and solves problems ranging from recurring/routine to complex situations.
  • Utilizing various measurement/test equipment and computers, calibrates electronic test measuring equipment and signal generating equipment to conform to set standards.
  • Tests, calibrates, adjusts, and maintains measuring and indicating instruments.
  • Writes calibration procedures, prepares documentation, inputs data, and generates reports.
  • Sets up calibration sequences, methods and procedures according to detailed specifications, documents, drawings, and requirements.
  • Disassemble, cleans, repairs, and replaces defective parts of test equipment.
  • Applies theoretical principals, evaluation, ingenuity, and creative/analytical techniques to identify route cause of calibration problems.
  • May serve as lead and assign work to less experienced personnel; reviews work of lower-level employees for quality and content; serves as a mentor when assisting less experienced staff in solving more complex problems.
  • 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING 

Required 

  • High School degree or a General Education (GED) diploma or greater degree is required  
  • 8 or more years of progressively more responsible related work experience in the calibration of test equipment
  • Established eye-hand coordination, the capability to work with small precision devices and frequently used hand tools, a comprehensive knowledge of the calibration and test equipment, and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills
  • The ability to successfully pass a reading comprehension pre-employment examination is mandatory.
  • Requires demonstrated knowledge/understanding of GMP, other key practices and procedures of the function, company products, polices, and programs.
  • Must be proficient in using various PC-based document control software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, or similar word processing/spreadsheet software.

Preferred 

  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and converse in technical terminology, and perform a range of mathematical calculations and measurement
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job, including the ability to set up and operate standard Metrology instruments, including oscilloscopes, counters, function generators, power supplies, and related equipment
  • Precision Measurement Electronics Lab (PMEL) certification in the U.S. military or equivalent electronics training desired

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans  
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs 
  • Paid time off  
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  www.abbottbenefits.com  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal. 

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