Standard Calibrations, Inc.

Applications/Calibration Engineer

Full-Time in Chesapeake, VA - Mid Level - Sales

Apply measurement science, mathematics, physics and engineering to design and develop systems, equipment and methods for calibrating electrical, dimensional, optical, physical, mechanical, environmental, and/or chemical inspection, measurement, and test equipment (IM & TE). Analyze and solve calibration problems using advanced mathematical and engineering knowledge. Use statistics to analyze measurement standards and processes. May develop software to assist in calibration laboratory and/or departmental processes. recommend calibration standards and IM&TE. Maintain calibration laboratory and/or quality systems. Perform laboratory and/or departmental administration and management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Calibrate inspection, measurement, and test equipment (IM & TE) in order to ensure compliance with published specifications in one of the following disciplines: electrical, dimensional, optical, physical/mechanical, chemical.
  • Maintain primary and/or intrinsic calibration standards.
  • Maintain secondary and/or working calibration standards.
  • Develop calibration procedures and methods, according to detailed specifications, blueprints, drawings, and other technical requirements.
  • Collect, compile, measure, summarize and record data gathered during calibration.
  • Analyze measurement data for identifying abnormalities trends and/or predicting future values.
  • Identify IM & TE out-of-tolerance conditions and perform corrective action via adjustments, component replacement, correction factors, etc.
  • Identify and correct measurement errors as applicable.
  • Prepare calibration reports and certificates.
  • Inspect and evaluate new calibration standards for proper operation before releasing to calibration laboratory.
  • Recommend IM & TE for use in measurement applications.
  • Recommend standards for use in calibration application.
  • Adapt existing calibration equipment, standards, and techniques to accomplish unique measurements tasks for which they are not principally used.
  • Apply engineering knowledge to the design and development of calibration methods, fixtures, and IM & TE not commercially available.
  • Develop, document, and maintain calibration systems and procedures based on principles of measurement science, technical analysis of measurement problems and accuracy, and precision requirements.
  • Perform uncertainty evaluation and analysis for measurement standards and associated measurement processes.
  • Design and document measurement reference material for laboratory use.
  • Conduct technical audits of the calibration laboratory to verify traceability of standards and compliance with published standards and guidelines.
  • Develop software for calibrating im & te.
  • Develop software for the maintenance of calibration standards.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the calibration laboratory’s quality systems per published standards and guidelines.
  • Train subordinates in calibration concepts and procedures.
  • Perform technical assessments for personnel performance reviews.
  • Perform laboratory housekeeping.
  • Maintain laboratory recognition/accreditation.
  • Provide technical advice to the other departments of the organization.

Security Clearance

Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to obtain security clearance

Education / Training Requirements

  • Degree in physics or engineering
  • Military precision measurement school or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years calibration experience