Calibration specialists work primarily for companies which operate electrical and mechanical machines and instrumentation. They are responsible for ensuring that these machines are calibrated properly to produce the correct outcomes, and this calibration may be done by inspecting, measuring, and testing equipment and making the proper adjustments. This is mostly done internally by the specialist, though some calibration may also be arranged to be done externally.
Corrections should be carried out using adjustments and replacement of parts, and defects must be reported immediately for repair. Calibration duties are carried out according to stringent and objective standards and sometimes with the aid of software, so computer skills are important in this position, and some may also train other personnel to carry out calibration tasks. Strong statistical and mathematical skills and the ability to read blueprints are necessary in this position, and problem-solving and troubleshooting skills are also important. These specialists are typically assigned a variety of tasks, so they must be able to work efficiently and adhere to all deadlines on a regular basis.
Good physical strength and endurance are required in this position to bend and stoop, stand for long periods of time, and perform repetitive motions. A background and technical degree in machining, drafting, mechanics, or electrical work are usually required by employers.
Calibration Specialist Tasks
Analyze data and develop more accurate calibration requirements.
Keep detailed and accurate documentations.