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Calibration Technician I (31024165)




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.

Job Description

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 Calibration Technician I.

Summary of the Role:

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


  • This includes QSR and ISO Standards.

  • Applies knowledge of technical concepts and practices, and an understanding of product or system fundamentals, from basic to complex towards the resolution of manufacturing and/or research and development tasks.

  • Performs set-up, testing, repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of all area-specific equipment, materials, systems and or products.

  • Troubleshoots and solves problems requiring interpretation of procedures and practices.

  • Analyzes situations or data to identify issues and trends.

  • Collects, compiles, measures, organizes and records data.

  • Provides input to engineering, qualifications and validation studies and reports, writes procedures and may keep lab note book.

  • Collects, complies, measures, summarizes, records, and documents specific data gathered during a calibration.

  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule and assigned tasks or projects.

  • Communicates as a team member with other functional groups as well as with internal customers.

  • May contact outside vendors as part of job responsibilities.

  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

  • Solves a variety of problems of limited to moderate scope and complexity requiring basic interpretation of defined procedures and practices.

  • Maintains confidentiality in handling sensitive information or documents.


High School Diploma / GED

Technical Diploma (± 12 years)

2 year technical degree required or equivalent military training preferred.

OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Minimum 2 years

  • 2 - 5 year’s calibration experience.

  • Previous experience in calibration and test methods on dimensional, electrical and physical equipment.

  • ASQ CCT certification a plus. Knowledge of basic math operations, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.

  • Good computer skills, including data analysis and report writing skills.

  • Ability to travel approximately 5%. Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment. 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. 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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