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We are seeking an experienced Technician III, Calibration for the Liberty, SC site. In this role the candidate will be responsible for performing calibration functions on all testing and measuring equipment throughout all manufacturing operations. This position impacts upon the accuracy of the company's measurement and process equipment, subsequent product quality, and is essential to meeting Quality Systems Requirements and other compliance requirements. The Calibration Technician performs precise calibrations per written procedures on measuring and testing equipment, tools, gauges, and fixtures as defined by the calibration schedule. On equipment that cannot be maintained internally, coordinates the calibration with a certified outside source. Maintains clear and concise records to facilitate timely problem identification, development of department procedures, and to comply with internal and external regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform multi-discipline calibrations on measurement systems
Generate equipment specification documents for calibration standards
Automate single discipline calibration functions
Design calibration fixtures
Select standards for system calibration procedures based on tolerance accuracy ratios, specifications and measurement uncertainty
Use automated electronic calibration processes
Research calibration standards
Submit change orders
Research simple repair situations and determine action steps
Perform analysis for repair prevention
Use and order tools and specify and order parts with attention to safety precautions
Generate and review out-of-tolerance reports
Use calibration data base systems including: history tracking and recall and overdue reports
Use computer software specific to calibration
Document calibration tasks
Provide formal training to equipment users and other calibration technicians
Research and answer user technical measurement questions
Perform data analysis and report on equipment measurement studies
Mentor less senior employees in work group and offer counsel
Initiates or maintains work schedule.
Establishes priorities of work assignments
2 year technical degree required or equivalent military training.
2 - 5 years of calibration experience.
Previous experience in calibration and test methods on dimensional, electrical and physical equipment.
Knowledge of basic math operations, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.
Good computer skills, including data analysis and report writing skills.
Ability to travel approximately 5%.
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 work.
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.
5+ years of calibration experience
ASQ CCT certification
Experience with INFOR equipment management system
Experience with Metcal calibration software
Prior regulated industry experience
Knowledge of FDA, GMP, and ISO 13485
JOB FAMILY:Operations Quality
DIVISION:CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
LOCATION:United States > Liberty : 253 Financial Blvd
TRAVEL:Yes, 5 % of the Time
MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:Not Applicable
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day), Work requiring repeated bending, stooping, squatting or kneeling
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
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