1+ months

Metrologist, Calibration

Scottsdale, AZ

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Working under minimal supervision, performs relatively operational checks, preventative maintenance checks and accuracy verifications of measurement and test equipment used in production, and research and development (R&D). 


  • Calibrate new components according to written protocols.
  • Maintain accurate written and calibration records.
  • Apply existing work methods to different situations and solves problems ranging from recurring/routine to complex situations.
  • Utilizing various measurement/test  equipment and computers, calibrates electronic test measuring equipment and signal generating equipment to conform to set standards.
  • Tests, calibrates, adjusts, and maintains measuring and indicating instruments.
  • Writes calibration procedures, prepares documentation,  inputs data, and generates reports.
  • Reviews  laboratory  reports,  procedures,   proposed   engineering  changes,  tooling  prints  and  other  documentation   for  appropriateness  and accuracy.
  • Sets up calibration sequences, methods and procedures according to detailed specifications, documents, drawings, and requirements.
  • Disassemble, cleans, repairs, and replaces defective parts of test equipment.
  • Applies theoretical principals, evaluation, ingenuity, and creative/analytical techniques to identify route cause of calibration problems.
  • Perform relatively complex assignments and solves problems that may have a variety of solutions.
  • Adapt existing work methods to different situations.
  • Resolves unusual, nonstandard problems.
  • May serve as lead and assign work to less experienced personnel; reviews work of lower-level employees for quality and content; serves as a mentor when assisting less experienced staff in solving more complex problems.
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • 8 or more years of progressively more responsible related work experience in the calibration of test equipment
    • Precision Measurement Electronics Lab (PMEL) certification in the U.S. military or equivalent electronics training desired
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job, including the ability to set up and operate standard Metrology instruments, including oscilloscopes, counters, function generators, power supplies, and related equipment
    • Established eye-hand coordination, the capability to work with small precision devices and frequently used hand tools, a comprehensive knowledge of the calibration and test equipment, and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to read, write and converse in technical terminology, and perform a range of mathematical calculations and measurements
    • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills
    • 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 projects.Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

      Job Family: Operations Quality
      Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
      Travel: Not specified
      Medical Surveillance: No
      Significant Work Activities: Awkward/forceful/repetitive (arms above shoulder, bent wrists)


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