Calibration Technician, Johnson City, TN (62086)

Dentsply Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 11 months ago

Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. As The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry. Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria.

The Johnson City, TN site is looking for someone to join our team as a Calibration Technician. This is a 1st shift position working 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Bringing out the best in people

As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we're looking for the best to join us.

Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:

Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.

Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.

Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.

Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.


This position tests, calibrates, maintains and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical and electronic measuring, recording and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards. Performs a variety of maintenance and troubleshooting functions that will include, but not limited to, fabrication, modification, installation, testing, calibration, maintenance and repair of parts, sub-assemblies or equipment.


  • Performs independent maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration, repair, modification, and training on a variety of analytical instruments, process control systems, building control and monitoring systems, and miscellaneous lab equipment in support of Manufacturing, R&D, Quality Control, Engineering and Validation.

  • Sets up laboratory equipment to test, evaluate and calibrate other instruments and test equipment.

  • Measures parts for specification conformity.

  • Analyzes complex problems and devises formulas to resolve measurement and calibration issues.

  • Maintains traceability records for laboratory standards and production test instruments.

  • Keeps a gauge usage history for non-conformance and recall notifications.

  • Dis-assembles instruments and equipment to inspect components for defects.

  • Aligns, repairs, replaces and balances component parts and circuitry.

  • Re-assembles and calibrates instruments and equipment.

  • In conjunction with manufacturing staff, identifies tooling, machines or fixtures, which optimize manufacturing processes.

  • Supports company goals, objectives, policies, procedures, QSR and FDA regulations.

  • Complies with all EH&S (Environmental Health and Safety) requirements.

  • Performs as a member of a team to design, fabricate, assemble, operate and test systems and equipment to insure quality and reliability.

  • Assists production by re-designing, modifying, and repairing manufacturing equipment.

  • Completes shop records and use reporting system following established procedures as required for effective performance of the job or operation of the department.

  • Analyzes the failure of equipment for root cause, develops corrective actions, and/or assists in repair activities.

  • Actively looks at operational processes and suggests, justifies, and implements improvements.

  • Performs basic machining: Sets up and operates shop equipment such as mills, surface grinder, lathe, and band saw. Use precision measuring equipment for machining.

  • Reports complaints in accordance to complaint handling process.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.


  • Strong commitment to customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to balance multiple projects.

  • Efficient work habits and an acute attention to detail.

  • Be able to work independently and complete work assignments with minimal supervision.

  • Able to follow procedures and understand engineering drawings.

  • Understand Lock-Out/Tag-Out System.

  • Able to design custom parts, equipment, and equipment up-grades.

  • Ability to understand and integrate mechanical design with electronic control circuits.

  • Ability to integrate inspection, automation and equipment up-grades onto new or existing equipment.

  • Acceptable score on PLC and electrical control circuit aptitude test.

  • Must be a team player with good work ethics, quality driven, and results oriented.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, work instructions and procedures.

  • Ability to read and prepare documents, use computer and calibrate/maintain equipment.

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and possess the ability to participate in team environment.

  • Ability to effectively and clearly communicate one-on-one and small group situations with customers, clients, and/or other employees of the organization.


  • Associates degree in Mechanical Technology or similar degree; or, a combination of education and experience equivilant to such degree.

  • Knowledge of instrument qualification and calibration requirements in a GMP/GLP environment is desired.

  • Machine building and mechanical experience.

  • Experience with technical documentation.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Higher level of mechanical aptitude.


  • Basic computer skills.

  • Microsoft Office

  • Database software.

  • Manufacturing software.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequency:

  • Infrequent: Bending, climbing or balancing, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Frequent: Walking, reach with hands and arms; standing, sitting, manual dexterity; uses hands to finger, handle, or feel repetitive finger motion reaching or stretching; speaking; hearing; seeing (color and close vision, focusing ability); operates heavy equipment.

  • Lifts or exerts force up to 25 pounds.

  • Travel: infrequent


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works near moving mechanical parts.

  • Risk of electrical shock.

  • Noise level varies from quiet to loud, depending on responsibilities; recommend hearing and eye protection; steel toe shoes.

Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

If you need assistance with completing the online application due to a disability, please send an accommodation request to Please be sure to include "Accommodation Request" in the subject.

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