• Calibration Technician

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 4 months ago(3/28/2018 1:41 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


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    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


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    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory is recruiting for a Calibration Senior Technician in Cambridge Massachusetts.  This position requires a good working knowledge of several key areas of metrology including DC/Low Frequency, RF/Microwave, Time and Frequency. You will have experience calibrating, troubleshooting, aligning and repairing the following types of Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment:  RF Analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies, counters, GPS receivers/simulators, and other types of test equipment and standards.  A Calibration Senior Technician must be able to work unsupervised and unsurpassed dependability is required.  Interact with other technicians, engineers, quality personnel and customers.


    Calibrate inspection, measurement, and test equipment (M&TE) in one or more of the following disciplines –DC/Low Frequency, RF/Microwave, and Time & Frequency, in order to ensure compliance with published specifications.


    Perform basic maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of precision equipment.


    Collect, compile, measure, summarize, and record data gathered during calibration.


    Identify out-of-tolerance conditions and perform corrective action via adjustments, component replacement, correction factors, etc.


    Military (i.e. PMEL) or other applicable training with a minimum of 5 years current and verifiable experience in the metrology field


    Outstanding customer skills and attention to detail


    Practical experience with various standards including; NAVAIR 17-35TR (Requirements for Preparation of Instrument Calibration Procedures), and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 (Calibration Laboratories & M&TE General Requirements)


    Experience with Quality systems such as ISO 17025 - Competency of Calibration  Laboratories and uncertainty calculations is a plus


    Familiarity with the MetCal/MetTrack or METEAM suite


    Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)


    Ability to be a leader and work unsupervised


    Require a valid Driver’s License for periodically to travel to other locations to perform necessary work.


    Graduation from a two year technical school with at least five years of experience in the metrology field.  There is no years of applicable experience in lieu of education requirement.


    Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


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