1+ months

Senior Calibration Technician

Sylmar, CA 91342

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. 

Our location in Sylmar, CA currently has an opportunity for a Senior Calibration Technician.

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).


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working environment varies from standard office/cubicle with air/sound/light control to general laboratory and production areas with varying physical conditions including “clean room” situations.



    • High School degree or a General Education (GED) diploma or greater degree is required  
    • 8 or more years of progressively more responsible related work experience in the calibration of test 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
    • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills
    • The ability to successfully pass a reading comprehension pre-employment examination is mandatory.
    • Requires demonstrated knowledge/understanding of GMP, other key practices and procedures of the function, company products, polices, and programs.
    • Must be proficient in using various PC-based document control software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, or similar word processing/spreadsheet software.



Posted: 2020-08-28 Expires: 2020-11-20

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