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Sr. Calibration Technician (31024728)




Full Time


Sylmar, California, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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


We are seeking an experienced Calibration Technician for the Sylmar, CA 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.


  • 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.

  • Troubleshoot and repair or replace out of tolerance devices. 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.



  • Technical Diploma (± 12 years) an equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Minimum 9 years related or 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 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.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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