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Abbott Calibration Technician II in Sylmar, California

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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.

This position will be located in our Sylmar, CA office.


We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Technician II, Calibration. This position works with test and measurement equipment performing single, multi-discipline electrical, dimensional and physical calibrations on all measurement and process control equipment. Individuals schedule, pick up and deliver equipment to internal users and document actions on an equipment control data base. Individuals develop and write simple calibration procedures based on component specifications using spreadsheet, flow chart and word processing software and programming software. Individuals perform system troubleshooting on all equipment types to the board level, review documentation, checklists and manuals for accuracy and completeness. Individuals perform data analysis, measurement studies and calibration certificate analysis.


  • Perform multi-discipline calibrations and simple measurement systems

  • Generate equipment specification documents for calibration standards

  • Automate single discipline calibration functions

  • Plan training or calibration trips to off-site facilities

  • Design calibration fixtures

  • Select standards for system calibration procedures based on tolerance accuracy ratios, specifications and measurement uncertainty

  • Complete assigned projects

  • Attend training sessions and perform presentations after training

  • Write simple calibration procedures from equipment specifications

  • Use automated electronic calibration processes

  • Research calibration standards

  • Submit change orders

  • Research simple repair situations and determine action steps

  • Perform analysis for repair prevention

  • Use and order tools and specify and order parts with attention to safety precautions

  • Perform normal repairs and maintenance

  • Review system calibration procedures

  • Generate and review out-of-tolerance reports

  • Use calibration data base systems including: history tracking and recall and overdue reports

  • Use computer software specific to metrology

  • Document calibration tasks

  • Provide formal training to equipment users and other metrology technicians

  • Research and answer user technical measurement questions

  • Perform data analysis and report on equipment measurement studies

  • Perform On the job training for new hires

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned


  • High School degree required

  • 2 - 4+ year’s metrology experience

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

  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, FDA regulations, ISO 13485, ISO 17025 and applicable worldwide regulatory requirements preferred

  • 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

  • Prior medical device experience preferred

  • 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 travel approximately 5%.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only)

  • 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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully : http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com (http://www.abbott.com%2C/) , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com