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Career Details :: Calibration and Instrumentation Technicians
Develop, test, calibrate, operate, and repair electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, electrohydraulic, or electronic measuring and recording instruments, apparatus, and equipment.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Plans sequence of testing and calibration program for instruments and equipment according to blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, and other specifications.
- Modifies performance and operation of component parts and circuitry to specifications, using test equipment and precision instruments.
- Selects sensing, telemetering, and recording instrumentation and circuitry.
- Sets up test equipment and conducts tests on performance and reliability of mechanical, structural, or electromechanical equipment.
- Disassembles and reassembles instruments and equipment, using hand tools, and inspects instruments and equipment for defects.
- Analyzes and converts test data, using mathematical formulas, and reports results and proposed modifications.
- Confers with engineers, supervisor, and other technical workers to assist with equipment installation, maintenance, and repair techniques.
- Performs preventative and corrective maintenance of test apparatus and peripheral equipment.
- Sketches plans for developing jigs, fixtures, instruments, and related nonstandard apparatus.
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- Electrical Engineering Technicians
- Electronic Drafters
- Electronics Engineering Technicians
- Mechanical Drafters
- Mechanical Engineering Technicians
- Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Information Ordering
- Written Comprehension
- Deductive Reasoning
- Oral Expression
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Repairing & Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
- Analyzing Data or Information
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information