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Job Title: Calibration Technician

Company Name:
Consumers Energy
Department Summary Laboratory Services is the single point of contact for providing technical expertise in the areas of calibration, chemistry, nondestructive and material testing. We are committed to maintaining and strengthening our long term working relationships by ensuring that professionalism, competence, confidence, and trust are demonstrated with every service we provide. Our laboratory uses state-of-the-art technology, and serves a diverse clientele in a wide variety of fields. We perform both lab and field work, and offer pickup and delivery of equipment or any device that requires special handling. Job Description/Responsibilities Perform calibration and repair activities relating to portable measurement & test equipment in the field of metrology (the science of measurement). Evaluate test results in accordance with nationally accepted codes, specifications and regulations in compliance with the requirements in Lab Services Quality System, ISO/IEC 17025, and 10CFR Part 21 Appendix B. This activity may be in a laboratory environment or at customer locations. Applicants with less than 1 year experience working in a qualified metrology laboratory will be evaluated for a technician I position. Under limited supervision, all technicians plan and perform work to calibrate, troubleshoot, and/or repair a variety of Measurement and Test Equipment (M&TE;), using knowledge of mechanical and physical properties, electronic theory and electronic M&TE.; These duties require judging the quality and operation of M&TE; and include recommending (a) procurement of calibration standards and ancillary equipment, (b) calibration periods, and (c) disposing of outdated equipment. The technician must communicate with vendors, customers, engineering staff and managerial personnel in resolving problems and incorporating modifications, and coordinates with and assists manufacturing areas in solving problems and fulfilling needs. These technicians will be required to perform lab administrative practices and studies, to assist in training lower-level technicians, and to perform miscellaneous duties as required. The technician must be able to identify routine problems, identify solutions, and act effectively to correct the problems encountered. The applicant will use Windows and Web based applications, statistical analysis tools and general mathematics on a daily basis. A good candidate would have excellent reasoning skills, able to perform proceduralized tasks using basic hand tools and measuring instruments. A working knowledge of electronic/electro-mechanical test systems and physics as it applies to measurement devices. They must be dependable, highly organized and able to work in both a team environment and independently with minimal supervision. The successful applicant will need to remain flexible as overtime and moderate overnight travel may be required. A good driving record with a valid driving license is required. Requirements/Qualifications Degrees (Required): two-year associate degree in the requisite scientific or technical field (48 scientific or technical credit hours as measured on a semester basis). The 48 scientific or technical credit hours can be obtained through colleges, technical institutes, licensed apprenticeship programs, trade schools, military programs, etc. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Typically 1-7 years of related experience required. Skills (Required): Metrology aptitude, self starter, technical, Instrumentation background, valid drivers license and willing to travel Skills (Nice to have): Metrology course work, Statistical course work Certifications (Nice to have): ASQ Calibration Technician Certification Company Overview Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Location: Jackson/Trail Street
Requisition #: 50616562
Functional Area: Engineering
Apply By: 11/22/2014
Employment Level: Professional (Non-Supervisor)

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