|Location|| ||55500 DOT Road|
Pueblo, CO 81001
|Employee Type|| ||Full-Time|
|Job Category|| ||Instrumentation|
|Required Degree|| ||High School|
|Manage Others|| ||No|
Two positions are avaialable. One Full Time and One Part Time. Both are considered Temporary. Length of assignment is expcted to last 12 months.
The Calibration Technician is a technical role in the Instrumentation department assigned to tests and analytical projects funded by the AAR, AAR member railroads, the FRA, other government, and various commercial clients. Under direct supervision and guidance, this team member is responsible for all aspects of measurement and repair necessary to meet the standards and procedures associated with the calibration lab at TTC. This individual will apply knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, and electronics in creating and executing TTCI procedures and appropriate techniques for calibrating measurement devices. Additionally, this person will authenticate calibration traceability of measurement devices, determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices and perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems. The Calibration Technician shall also be able to adapt equipment, measurement standards, and procedures to accomplish unique measurements as needed, maintain and calibrate TTCI measurement standards and perform laboratory and/or departmental housekeeping. As a note, the Calibration Technician may also be tasked in managing the activities of other calibration technicians, as well as other team members. Excellent organizational skills and ability to learn and adapt quickly are essential skills in this role.
The Calibration Technician will be expected to work efficiently, with or without direct supervision and is expected to demonstrate a high level of integrity and self-motivation to excel in this dynamic work environment.
- High School Diploma
- Post-High School training, education, or experience in a technical discipline such as Electronics, Instrumentation, Controls; AND experience with a proven record in the field of metrology, calibration, instrumentation, railroad instrumentation or other similar field (electrical, aerospace, etc.)
More than five (5) years of experience in the field of metrology/calibration and/or similar electronics field with troubleshooting and measurements experience. Some experience performing duties in a field environment, including design, repair, installation and maintenance of instrumentation/electrical equipment such as cabling, connectors, signal conditioning, transformers, switches, control panels, electronic components of telemetry systems and components utilized in railroad and other applications. Similar experience in lieu of the aforementioned may be considered.
License / Certification:
A current and valid Driver’s License is required.
Candidate must be able to work under the following working and physical conditions:
- Environment: Railroad environment; exposure to noise, grease, fumes, gases, electrical energy, toxic materials, and inclement weather conditions.
- Physical: Sufficient physical ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting (up to 50lb) Heavier lifting may be required, but only with proper assistance, bending, stooping, kneeling; climbing ladders and working at height; diagnosing equipment maintenance needs through listening and feeling machine surfaces; working in confined spaces.
- Travel: Minimal travel (up to 10%) may be required. Domestic and international air travel as well as over the road travel is possible and required when necessary.
- Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment. Ability to discern between colored wires color wiring diagrams.
- Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
In addition to the above, the preferred candidate will have one or more of the following qualifications:
- College degree in an engineering discipline AND/OR more than 8 years of experience and a proven record in the field of metrology, calibration or railroad instrumentation and/or other similar field (electrical, hydraulics, aerospace, etc.)
- Proficiency in and more than 5 years of experience with testing and measurements methods, custom calibration design, calibration execution, data collection, data analysis techniques, and reporting.
- Familiarity with diagnosing and repairing electronics equipment.
- Experience in computer programming, LabView, computer-based analysis, computer-aided design, and computer-based modeling.