Calibration Engineer - Looking for information to develop a job description

Charles Wathen

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I'm a Group Leader for our Calibration Department with currently 10 calibration techs that report to me. We are a Medical Device company called Guidant located in Southern California.

In my budget for 2006, I will be seeking a Calibration Engineer. Our company currently does not have any job descriptions for this position, and I'm looking for any information in order to develop a job description for this position so I can submit it to our Compensation Department for approval.

The Engineer will be assigned different projects that are measurement related, so the person will need to have previous calibration experience. Also, I will be working with this Engineer to help us develop measurement uncertainties for our standards, then to the rest of the production equipment. Another facet will be developing trends in our department.

So my request here is two fold: getting information to create a job description, and to view potential resumes for this position. You can learn about our company at www.guidant.com. Our division is VI - we develop and sell the well known Stent that keeps arteries open to prevent heart attacks and avoid open heart surgery. Please note that I can't hire anyone without a job discription.
 
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In addition to general requirements for any calibration engineer (understanding uncertainty, etc.), it might be helpful to include as "nice to have" experience with the instruments used in your organization which the successful candidate will normally be working. (i.e. - it might be overkill to have a guy used to calibrating magnetic resonance imaging machines if all you are going to be calibrating is calipers and micrometers and go/no go gages and vice versa would be worse - having a calibration engineer/technician experienced in calibrating dimensional inspection instruments when your instruments are all electronic such as oscilloscopes and multimeters.)
 

Hershal

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The one to talk to is Chris Grachanen, head of HP Metrology in Houston. He is leading the charge to revise all the calibration related job descriptions in the DOL database.

Not sure of his e-mail addy, but if you can get a copy of the Standard, a publication by ASQ's Measurement Quality Division, it may be there.

Hope this helps.

Hershal
 
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