Calibration Technician

Position Title: Calibration Technician Department: Engineering
Reports To: Head of Engineering Work Location: Decatur, Illinois

Position Summary:
• Responsible for maintenance testing and repairing a variety of instrumentation and equipment.  Ensure instruments, gauges, and testing devices are calibrated correctly to provide accurate readings and measurements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Ability to install, troubleshoot, and calibrate all types of instruments or control systems in any Rising environment.
• Maintain calibration records and enter calibration data using software such as Calibration Manager.
• Ability to use software such as MS Excel, Word, and other maintenance manager software such as AMMS to purchase items and complete validation documentation.
• Develop SOPs and change controls for new or existing equipment as required.
• Coordinate equipment calibrations for equipment to be calibrated.
• Perform calibrations in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and Rising SOPs.
• Order materials and perform instrument and control system adjustments or repairs necessary.
• to achieve compliance in advance of preventative maintenance and validation completion dates.
• Good written and verbal communication skills to interact with internal and external personnel providing timely information to avoid production delays.
• Good organizational skills to maintain a neat, clean, and orderly work environment.
• Possess and maintain competent and quick mathematical ability to perform the above job duties.
• Demonstrate a thorough and timely response to critical facility problems including environmental monitoring, security, and fire alarm parameters.
• Compliance with all OSHA and Rising safety requirements.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
• Basic electrical and electronics trade school training. This would provide only a minimum amount of formal training and brief exposure to the proper use of tools and techniques.
• Working instrumentation experience may be substituted in lieu of the above if approved by Rising.

Job Prerequisites:
• Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hour week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines. Able to accept occasional overtime on short notice.

Physical Demands, Mental requirements, and Work Environment:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for written work and PC use.

Mental Requirements:
• Ability to hear accurately the spoken word with moderate office noise or plant noise.
• Ability to apply deductive reasoning and understand complicated issues.
• Ability to receive instructions and follow work rules and company policies.
• Ability to follow safety and security practices.
• Ability to meet deadlines and effectively deal with office stress.
• Ability to accurately communicate ideas, facts, and technical information; and
• Maintain confidentiality of certain information.

• The list under Essential Functions and Additional Responsibilities is not exhaustive, but merely the most accurate list for the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description and to require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change. This position description in no way states or implies that the responsibilities and tasks are the only responsibilities and tasks to be performed by the employee occupying this position. She/He will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as required by his/her supervisor/manager. Requirements stated are minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities to qualify for this position. To perform the duties and responsibilities of this position successfully, employee will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each task proficiently. Employment decisions, including promotions, transfers and others, are based on meeting all requirements and on organizational needs, the employee being in good standing (including lack of disciplinary actions), meeting all applicable performance standards and other non-discriminatory criteria. The methods of fulfilling requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CREATE AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE. WE MAINTAIN AN “AT WILL” EMPLOYMENT.

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