Calibration Technicians are responsible for the routine inspection, testing, maintenance and repair of instruments and manufacturing equipment.   As you will find them in most manufacturing industries, their role is to ensure the accuracy of the measurements taken using equipment.

What is Calibration and the Role of the Technician

Equipment is used to complete tasks such as measuring, analysis and recording of data.  Calibration is the process in which instrumentation and equipment are monitored and maintained to ensure they continue to give accurate and reliable results.  In highly regulated industries such as pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing, it is essential.  There are strict protocols to be followed and precise documentation to be completed to prove that calibration activities are carried out correctly.

A calibration technician is responsible for the routine monitoring and maintenance.  Their work is extremely important. Without precise calibration, the accuracy of readings, actions, and output of equipment cannot be assured.

What Does a Calibration Technician do?

A Calibration Technician will routinely test equipment and instruments to check that their readings and output meet expected results.  If there is a deviation found, that piece of equipment will be further analyzed, adjusted or repaired as necessary.    The specific tasks carried out can vary depending on the specific role.   Some activities include:

  • Installation or new or repaired equipment or parts
  • Routine testing, calibration, and monitoring of equipment
  • Analysis and interpretation of testing result data
  • Troubleshooting when results fall out with the expected ranges
  • Repair of equipment when needed
  • Ordering of parts
  • Compilation of reports for facility management.

What Skills Are Needed to become a Calibration Technician

A High School level of education is required as a minimum qualification.  Some companies will often provide in-house training on the specific equipment used.

Skills required to be a Success:

  • Communication – Both written and verbal
  • Attention to Detail – Precision is essential in this role
  • Coordination – you will be working with a range of equipment’s, conducting tests in strict adherence to SOP’s and protocols
  • Analytical Skills – Must be abler to take raw test data and analyze it accurately
  • Team Work – must work closely with colleagues to define testing routines, protocols and schedules
  • IT Skills – data entry and database use are an important part of the job.

As a leader in Scientific Equipment Repair and Medical Equipment Calibrations, Scientific Instrument Center works with many corporations, universities, and hospitals providing the highest level of laboratory services. Whether we are providing biosafety cabinet calibration or medical equipment calibration, we keep your equipment performing to industry codes and regulations. Feel free to contact us using our contact form or give us a call at (614) 771-4700