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Salary: $58 082 - 67 870 per year
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view Eligibilities being considered and other IMPORTANT information. The primary purpose of this position is to To perform calibration and certification of electrical, electronic, and physical/dimensional Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), Laboratory Standards and Base Reference Standards.


- Adjust, calibrate, certify, troubleshoot & repair a variety of electrical, electronic, physical and dimensional test measurement diagnostic equipment (TMDE), and a variety of electrical electronic physical/ dimensional systems and reference standards. Encompasses a wide array of test equipment to include: common TMDE, Laboratory Standards, Base Reference Standards and unusually complex multifunctional and/or inter-related precision measurement equipment, instruments and instrumentation systems. Interpret detailed technical orders and schematics and adapt them to diverse and complex precision measurements. Calibrate one of a kind instruments used in support of various University (Dean of Faculty) research and development projects. Calibrate using specifications and procedures which are often vague and incomplete. Analyze circuit schematics, diagrams and detailed drawings to effectively calibrate and certify a variety of complex precision measurement equipment. Perform inter-laboratory comparisons to validate traceability ap.d measurement uncertainty. Perform proficiency testing on unique artifact items supplied by AFMETCAL as part of Measurement Assurance Program; used to assess technical competence & PMEL measurement capability. Identify and calculate environmental effects ( e.g. air pressure and local variations in gravity) that adversely affect high accuracy measurements. Use high precision electrical measurement techniques ( e.g. four terminal resistance measurements to compensate for contact resistance and thermal electromotive forces; grounding shielding schemes to compensate for electromagnetic interference). - Coordinates efforts with technical and professional personnel on matters affecting equipment performance, test objectives, and calibration/certification reliability and effectiveness. Identify deficiencies in published calibration procedures and device alternate calibration method. Perform Technical Order verifications on draft calibration procedures received from AFMETCAL. Review calibration methodology and calculate test uncertainty ratio to determine suitability of calibration standards. May provide technical 1\nd metrology program assistance to supported organizations for current and future requirements. Instruct supported organizations on proper use and systems applications of TMDE. - Maintains records and documents actions. Prepares all certification paperwork required and documents work assignments using PMEL Automated Maintenance System (P AMS). Properly identifies "as found" "as returned" conditions in PAMS. Notifies customers when.an "out of tolerance" condition is found. - Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment. Uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing. Uses trade tools such as power tools, files, wire strippers, soldering irons and micro-soldering units to remove and replace parts. Complies with all tool accountability requirements. Performs clean-up duties such as cleaning equipment, sweeping, straightening, and lining up tools and other property in the assigned area. -


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • A security clearance may be required
  • May be required to work rotating shifts or uncommon tours of duty. Incumbent is subject to call back to meet emergency situations.
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • May be required to possess a valid operator's license to drive a motor vehicle to and from work sites.
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.
  • Must keep abreast of the latest developments in the electronics/physical dimensional field and in state-of-the-art TMDE and laboratory standards.
  • May be detailed to other areas and/or duties, as the mission requires.
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Graduation from the Air Force School of Metrology or certification from an equivalent course of study is highly desirable.
  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Testing Program.


In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C. QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the 3378 - Precision Measurement Equipment Calibrating family . Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work without more than normal supervision JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: l. Ability to apply knowledge of metro logy (measurement science), mathematics, physics, electronics, circuit analysis using schematics, diagrams, detailed drawings and computer programming routines to adjust, calibrate and certify TMDE. 2. Understand and predict the progressive effects of uncertainties throughout the interrelated units; trace the effect of a change in one subsystem on other subsystems and determine which controls and devices must be adjusted to compensate; apply test uncertainty ratio calculations to determine suitability of calibration standards or to determine adequacy of substitute standard. 3. Ability to analyze and troubleshoot interface problems between instruments, instrument controllers and sensors in complex test and measurement systems; skill in tracing signals and voltage paths and in the analysis of waveform characteristics such as timing, duration, frequency, and phasing; analyze test set-ups to isolate malfunctions and check performance characteristics of special or one of a kind test set ups; ability to use a variety of hand and power tools to accomplish incidental repairs. 4. Ability to work closely with others, communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 5. Ability to document the calibration process; accurately prepare and affix calibration labels and note "as found" & "as returned" condition; identify "Out Of Tolerance" conditions and the extent of deviations encountered during the calibration process; ability to understand and document measurement uncertainty in accordance with national and international standards. 6. Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures. Skill in using and maintaining hand tools and power tools; such as drills, chassis punches, wrenches, soldering irons and micro-soldering untis to remove and replace circuit parts. PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Physical Effort: Frequently lifts and carries, unassisted, items weighing up to 50 pounds. Sometimes required to lift and carry items weighing more than 50 pounds with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. The work requires working in a sitting position for extended periods of time, and frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, and stooping are required. Some work may require the aid of magnifying lenses, eye loops, and microscopes to accomplish repairs on miniature components. Working Conditions: Employee typically works in well-lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. May be required to work at remote user locations under variable conditions or within clean room environments where special garments including head coverings, shoe coverings, and gloves are required. Exposed to the possibility of electric shock; burns from electrical or RF energy or hot solder; and cuts and bruises.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


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