Calibration Technician

Cincinnati, OH 45244

Posted: 09/20/2019 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 9177 Pay Rate: $55,000/yr.


The Calibration Technician I is responsible for performing routine electrical, dimensional, or pressure calibration, verification, maintenance and repairs on laboratory instruments, as per internal policies, following Standard Operating Procedures, ASTM, AASHTO, and ISO standards. The Calibration Technician I will advance by assisting the overall quality system, providing calibration recommendations and future services.


  • Performs electrical, dimensional, or pressure instrument verification, standardization and calibration referring to industry standards ASTM, AASHTO, and ISO System; Organizes work depending on laboratory team projects schedule and calibration frequency

  • Manage external calibration services

  • Ensure instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs,

  • Contracts and obtains technical information from vendors or service providers; initiates change control documents

  • Trains and mentors new and existing chemists on instrument operation and maintenance as appropriate

  • Manages laboratory instrument calibration program; identifies and troubleshoots problems with instruments

  • Creates and maintains accurate calibration and qualified instrument list, ensuring compliance of lab instruments.

  • Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization s policies, SOP s and State, Federal and local laws.

  • Initiates and drafts investigations; creates reviews and revises SOP s; assesses critical equipment performance; writes and executes equipment qualification protocols

  • Analyzes samples to evaluate instrumentation performance and troubleshoot the instrument malfunction and/or breakdown etc.

  • Processes and reports the calibration results using the instrument-specific data processing software.

  • Documents all activities in a legible manner following established formats and good document procedures.

  • Keep current on all safety training and follow safe work practices diligently

  • Ensure that equipment is calibrated, verified, checked, and maintained according to schedule

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS in Chemistry or related scientific field required

  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience performing routine metrology, calibration, maintenance and/or troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation (UV, IR, HPLC, GC and/or dissolution instruments) in a laboratory, biotechnology or academic setting

  • Experience working with current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Standard Operating Procedures regulatory rules, regulations, and guidelines.

  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and relevant consensus standards (i.E. ANSI, ASTM, NFPA, etc.)

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft software applications with a strong emphasis on MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Quality-oriented with good attention to detail

  • Must be able to function as a primary business user of EHS software solutions to accomplish duties.

  • Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety procedures, operating manuals, and maintenance instructions.

  • Must be able to write routine and complex reports and develop and analyze statistical data of finished and unfinished projects.

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills to prioritize work.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment.

  • Must have excellent oral communication and writing skills

  • Must have the ability to travel for overnight stays as required.

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